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 whether or not you are staying particularly close by. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Ben Bay Beach may be a little more difficult to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.
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.
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.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.
Ben Bay Beach provides a calm and relaxing environment, especially since the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.
You'll find this beach pleasantly removed from tourist attractions and hotels, in a secluded spot on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
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Ben Bay Beach is close to, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Not far away you'll find Dunmore Town, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Dunmore Town isn't out of reach at seven miles (11 kilometers) away.
How many other people you encounter at Ben Bay Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels.
You won't find any of The Bahamas' large hotels and resorts lining this beach, but if you're hoping to dodge hoards of travelers, the shortage of accommodations will certainly be a welcomed sight.
You might not find any places to eat surrounding this location, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.
Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Ben Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.
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, you might find that Ridley Head is just right. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the west.
Another option worth considering is Spanish Wells Beach, which is located three miles to the west.
The Bahamas offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Ben Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.
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