Beaches on Eleuthera

Photo credit: © Andrew Warren
 

Eleuthera is one of the islands in the Bahamas known for its unique pink sand beaches, colored so because of the coral reef that washes ashore.  You'll find the color especially stands out in the light as the sun rises and falls, but even during the middle of the day there is something magical about the color of the beaches here.  As far as conditions go, along the Atlantic coast you'll find slightly rougher conditions, but the overall theme is quiet, calm beaches. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find a large number of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find what you want. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

Plum Creek Beach

If you like snorkeling, a location where that's an option is Ship's Channel Cay. A quaint sand bar that most people sail to in order to relax on the quiet beach and grab an iced cold drink, this beach is the epitome of a deserted island getaway.

A second location to consider is Savannah Sound Beach. As the main beach of Savannah Sound, the beach is easy to find and get to.

Spanish Wells Beach: Calling it a beach is rather misleading, as a more appropriate name would be Spanish Wells Coast. This beaches stretchers along the entirety of the Northern coast of Spanish Wells. While this may make it difficult to pick the best spot, the good news is that you will never have to worry about not having enough space.

The table just below has more information about the beaches that can be found on the island.

Beaches On Eleuthera
Name Location Coast
Airport Beach 7.3 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour North West
Alabaster Beach 6.6 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour North West
Ben Bay Beach 6.8 mi. Northwest of Central Dunmore Town Northwest
Bottom Harbour Beach 3.1 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town Northwest
Browney Beach 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central North Palmentton Point South East
Buttonwood Beach 0.8 mi. East of Central James Cistern North East
Cistern Cay Beach 2.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Dunmore Town Northwest
Cotton Bay Beach 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Green Castle South
Current Bay Beach 4.9 mi. Northwest of Central Dunmore Town Northwest
Double Bay Beach 3.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point South East
Driftwood Beach 4.3 mi. East of Central Alice Town North West
Gaulding's Cay Beach 3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Gregory Town North West
Gert Bay Beach 5.1 mi. Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point Southeast
Governors Harbour Beach 0.2 mi. South West of Central Governors Harbour South-Southeast
Hamilton Land Beach 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Alice Town North West
Hidden Beach 1.8 mi. East of Central Alice Town North West
Holiday Beach 1.3 mi. North of Central Alice Town North West
Holmes Bay Beach 5.4 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour Northwest
Islandia Beach 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Tarpum Bay South-Southeast
Jacks Bay Beach 2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Green Castle South
James Point Beach Northwestern part of Eleuthera North West
Lighthouse Beach 3.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Bannerman Town South
Lover's Beach 1.1 mi. North of Central Gregory Town North West
Lower Bogue Beach 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Lower Bogue Northwest
Northside Beach 1.4 mi. East of Central Rock Sound South-Southeast
Paradise Beach 0.2 mi. South West of Central Gregory Town North West
Pink Sands Beach Dunmore Town, Northwestern part of Eleuthera North
Plum Creek Beach 3.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Green Castle South
Poponi Beach 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central North Palmentton Point East-Southeast
Queen's Beach 3.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point South East
Rainbow Bay Beach 3.4 mi. East of Central Alice Town Northwest
Ridley Head 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Spanish Wells Northwest
Russell Island Beach 1.9 mi. West of Central North Eleuthera North
Saddle Cay Beach 1.2 mi. North of Central Normans Cay North
Salt Kettle Beach 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Spanish Wells Northwest
Savannah Sound Beach 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point Southeast
Ship's Channel Cay 0.3 mi. East of Central Ship Channel Cay East
Skeleton Beach 3.2 mi. South of Central Green Castle South
Smuggler's Beach 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Alice Town North West
Smugglers Beach 3.1 mi. East of Central Alice Town Northwest
South Palmetto Point 1.1 mi. South of Central North Palmentton Point South East
Spanish Wells Beach 0.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Spanish Wells North
Surfer's Beach 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Gregory Town North West
Surfer's Beach 3.5 mi. Northwest of Central Alice Town Northwest
Tay Bay Beach 5.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Mano Creek North
Ten Bay Beach 4.5 mi. Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point South East
Tippy's Beach 2.5 mi. East of Central Governors Harbour East-Southeast
Turtle Beach 4.0 mi. North of Central Rock Sound South-Southeast
Twin Beaches 2.6 mi. East of Central Alice Town Northwest
Twin Sisters Beach 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Dunmore Town Northwest
Unique Village Beach 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central North Palmentton Point East-Southeast
Whale Point Beach 2.4 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town Northwest
White Road Beach 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central Rock Sound South-Southeast
Whiteland Beach 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Rock Sound South
Winding Bay Beach 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Tarpum Bay South-Southeast

Luckily, Eleuthera has additional attractions. For more information on other attractions for Eleuthera, read this article.

 

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