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.

Located on the southern edge of the island of Eleuthera, 1.9 miles southeast of Green Castle, You might want regardless of whether you are staying very close.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you usually choose beach days that bring visitors a calm experience, then think about trying out Cotton Bay Beach; it is hidden away within a less urbanized section of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of Eleuthera. It is near Cotton Bay Golf Club, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want more information on the history of the Bahamas, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Tarpum Bay Castle, which is not too far from the coast, and is within range of a taxi.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

The town of Rock Sound is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Rock Sound is about eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Ship to Shore Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Eleuthera has many beaches, and Cotton Bay Beach is just one option.

Another option worth considering is Skeleton Beach, which is located three miles to the south west.

You may find that Cotton Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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