Cotton Bay Beach

Easy to reach yet still retaining its natural feel and seclusion, Cotton Bay Beach is perfect for anyone looking to get away from the crowds and city. Just a drive through a tiny forest and you are in peace.

Positioned on the island of Eleuthera, 1.9 miles southeast of Green Castle, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach

On Sherman's Highway after leaving Greencastle heading north, there will be a series of dirt roads heading East. These roads will take you right to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is lined by a small collection of tropical trees that block the beach from the road, helping to ensure some privacy. The beach itself has a bit of debris on the sand, with waves leaving behind algae and plants. Once you get past those, there is nothing separating you from the water, and you can relax in the cool, calm, and clear ocean that the Bahamas is famous for.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Cotton Bay Beach offers a calm and relaxing getaway, especially since the surrounding region is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Eleuthera; this area boasts other attractions such as Cotton Bay Golf Club, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Historical attractions such as Tarpum Bay Castle provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Cotton Bay Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this site can be found within taxi range of this site of historical significance.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cotton Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 0.7 N Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 10.2 S Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 14.9 N Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 28.4 N Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 35.8 N Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Rock Sound is the closest town and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Rock Sound is a little ways off, maybe eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


Although this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Ship to Shore Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Cotton Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Ship to Shore Restaurant (242) 334-0111 Caribbean 1.0 mi. SW Eleuthera

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Eleuthera besides Cotton Bay Beach worth visiting.

Travelers may also want to consider Skeleton Beach, located three miles to the south west.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Cotton Bay Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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