Double Bay Beach

It is said that some of the best beaches in the Bahamas are on the island of Eleuthera, and Double Bay Beach proves the rule. With its calm waters and secluded atmosphere, Double Bay Beach is a recommended locale in this area.

Positioned on the island of Eleuthera, 3.2 miles east-southeast of North Palmentton Point, Double Bay Beach is on the South East edge of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should check out Double Bay Beach, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Blindingly white sands and vibrant blue waters make this beach a beauty.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Double Bay Beach offers visitors an idyllic and relaxing experience, since the surrounding area contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Eleuthera. Big Tree at Palmetto Point is a quick cab ride away, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Double Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 3.1 NW Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 12.2 S Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 14.0 NW Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 26.2 S Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 36.5 S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Double Bay Beach is near Governors Harbour, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Governors Harbour is the closest city and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Double Bay Beach, Governors Harbour is located roughly eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

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 large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Double Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Unique Village Resort 2.7 mi. NW Hotel
Tropical Dreams Rentals 3.6 mi. WNW Hotel
Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo 5.6 mi. NW Hotel
Duck Inn 7.9 mi. WNW Cottages

Food

Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Sea View Restaurant, which is two and a half miles to the northwest of it.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Double Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sea View Restaurant (242) 332-1830 American -- 2.7 mi. NW
Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar (242) 332-1504 Eclectic Very Casual 3.1 mi. W

Other Beaches

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

Another location you might enjoy is South Palmetto Point, located only a short distance away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Queen's Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located a mile and a half to the south west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Unique Village Beach, located two and a half miles to the northwest.

Double Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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