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 northwestern side of the island of Eleuthera, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. It's often said that Ben Bay Beach is perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may provide just as many amenities as Ben Bay Beach, but are usually more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Ben Bay Beach brings guests a calm and tranquil getaway, as the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Ben Bay Beach is in a remote region, removed from popular tourist attractions, on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 in the Dunmore Town area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The city of Dunmore Town is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Ben Bay Beach, Dunmore Town is located roughly seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of The Bahamas' popular hotels and resorts close to this beach, but if you're trying to dodge throngs of travelers, the lack of accommodations will certainly be a welcomed sight.


There aren't any restaurants near this coast, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Eleuthera will have lots of options besides Ben Bay Beach.

You might also enjoy Pink Sands Beach, located seven miles away. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. More active guests, though, may be interested in Ridley Head, which offers more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found three quarters of a mile to the west.

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

Perhaps Ben Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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