Browney Beach

Browney Beach's quiet, peaceful atmosphere, fine while sand, and crystal-clear waters makes for a luxurious, romantic escape. Go snorkeling, then dig your toes in the sand as you watch the sun go down on another day in paradise.

Located in the heart of the island of Eleuthera, 1.5 miles northwest of North Palmentton Point, Browney Beach is on the South East edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Browney Beach stands out because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in the Bahamas may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible by car is just opposite the town of Governor's Harbour on Eluthera's long, skinny middle.

Amenities and Ambiance

Long and straight, this beach is picture-book Bahamas with its gorgeous turquoise waters and soft, fine sand. The beach is long and wide and surrounded on both ends by rock formations which make for an interesting climbing experience if you have proper shoes.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Browney Beach offers an angelic and relaxing enclave, since the surrounding area is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of Eleuthera. It is close to Big Tree at Palmetto Point, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Browney Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 1.5 SE Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 9.4 NW Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 14.5 S Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 28.7 S Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 39.3 S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Browney Beach is near Governors Harbour, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Governors Harbour, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Governors Harbour is a fairly short distance away, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A list of the closest options are displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Browney Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo 1.1 WNW Hotel
Tropical Dreams Rentals 1.2 SSE Hotel
Unique Village Resort 1.9 ESE Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Tippy's Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Browney Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tippy's Restaurant (242) 332-3331 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. NW
Bank’s Road Deli (242) 332-2221 European Very Casual 1.3 mi. WNW
Sea View Restaurant (242) 332-1830 American -- 1.9 mi. SE
Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar (242) 332-1504 Eclectic Very Casual 1.9 mi. SSE
Bacchus Fine Foods (242) 470-9019 -- -- -- --
Sunset Inn Restaurant and Bar (242) 332-2487 Caribbean Very Casual 2.7 mi. W
1648 Bar & Grille (242) 699-5542 American -- 2.9 mi. WNW
Mark's Grill Burgers -- -- -- 3.2 mi. W
Governor's Harbour Bakery -- -- -- 3.2 mi. W
Buccaneer Club Restaurant (242) 332-2000 -- -- 3.3 mi. WNW
Blue Room Restaurant & Bar 332-2736 -- -- -- --
Da Perk Coffee Shop (242) 332-2620 International Very Casual 3.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Eleuthera you might like besides Browney Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is South Palmetto Point, found within a mile or so. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Poponi Beach. It's found a mile and a half to the east-southeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Tippy's Beach, located less than a mile away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Browney Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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