Ben Bay Beach

A pretty little cove on the north part of Eleuthera Island, Ben's Bay Beach is not only a decently far drive, it is tough to get to, making it one of the most secluded beaches on the island.

Located on the island of Eleuthera, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Ben Bay Beach.

How to Access The Beach
It is quite a journey reaching Ben's Bay, so the best idea is to get an in depth road map. However, a general idea of the path to get there involves heading North on Public Highway until it splits East and West. You will want to go West. Pass the first dirt road on the right (which should appear within seconds of making the turn), and keep going until the next right turn, which you will take. Heading up that dirt road, you will eventually be forced to choose between right and left, take the right fork, and then take the first left you can.

Amenities and Ambiance

The small cove is completely enveloped by trees that stretch back for some time, fully shrouding the cove from anyone in the outside world. Once on the beach, you will not find much else than a picnic table, so make sure you have everything you will need.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Ben Bay Beach brings guests an angelic and serene environment, especially since the region surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Ben Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it well removed from hotels and other attractions, making it a peaceful and rather quiet spot on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Ben Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 32.7 mi. SE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Ben Bay Beach is very close to Dunmore Town, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Dunmore Town is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Dunmore Town is a little ways off, maybe seven miles (11 kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of The Bahamas' popular hotels near this beach, but if you're trying to elude masses of vacationers, the lack of accommodation possibilities will certainly be a pleasant sight.

Food

You might not find any places to eat in the immediate surroundings of this shore, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Ben Bay Beach on Eleuthera.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Pink Sands Beach, found seven miles to the southeast. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Ridley Head may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the west.

Another location you may want to try is Spanish Wells Beach, located three miles to the west.

Perhaps Ben Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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