Gaulding's Cay Beach

The feeling that you are surrounded only by sun, surf, sand, and maybe few trees is what you'll experience when you choose to spend a day at Gauldin's Cay Beach on Eleauthera Island. Like many on the island, this beach is secluded yet beautiful beyond words.

Located on the island of Eleuthera, 3.4 miles northwest of Gregory Town, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying nearby. There aren't many beaches in the Bahamas like Gaulding's Cay Beach; it's well-equipped with nearby activity, but surprisingly, it's never really too crowded. If you want to avoid The Bahamas' highly secluded beaches, dut don't want to be overwhelmed by crowds of hotel guests, Gaulding's Cay Beach is worth a visit.

How to Access The Beach
Gauldin's Cay Beach is accessible down a dirt road headed southwest off Queen's Highway.

Amenities and Ambiance

Gauldin's Cay Beach features smooth, soft white sand and calm turquoise waters. There is a small islet just off the coast that can be reached by wading to it during low tide.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Set on the North West coast of Eleuthera. It's located near the Cove Eleuthera and any nearby accommodations, it can be found a quarter mile to the southeast, and is one of the closest lodging options near Gaulding's Cay Beach, despite the lack of other attractions you can reach quickly.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Gaulding's Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 20.9 mi. SE Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 31.7 mi. SE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Gaulding's Cay Beach is in the Dunmore Town area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Dunmore Town is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Dunmore Town is a car ride off, about six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


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. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers will find just a few hotels nearby, those options closest to Gaulding's Cay Beach are shown in the list below.

Accommodations near Gaulding's Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cove Eleuthera 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
The Cove 2.2 mi. SE Hotel
Surfers Beach Manor Hotel 5.4 mi. SE Hotel


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Daddy Joe's Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Gaulding's Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Daddy Joe's Restaurant (242) 335-5688 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. E
The Cove (242) 335-5142 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.3 mi. SE
Laughing Lizard Cafe (242) 470-6992 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.6 mi. SE
Elvina's Bar Restaurant (242) 335-5032 Cajun Informal 3.6 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Gaulding's Cay Beach on Eleuthera.

You might also want to visit Twin Beaches, located 11 miles away.

Perhaps Gaulding's Cay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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