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.

Positioned on the island of Eleuthera, 3.4 miles northwest of Gregory Town, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Families and groups of friends who decide to check out this beach can have a relaxing time without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Gaulding's Cay Beach on the North West coast of Eleuthera. Guests might consider staying at the Cove Eleuthera, which is a quarter mile away, making it one of the closest lodging options reachable from Gaulding's Cay Beach, though you may not find too many additional attractions you can drive to.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Dunmore Town, a city which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Dunmore Town is found maybe six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the closest ones are shown in the table 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 the area surrounding Gaulding's Cay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Daddy Joe's Restaurant, which is just a little ways away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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, Gaulding's Cay Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Eleuthera.

Vacationers may also want to visit Twin Beaches, located within the range of a taxi.

Gaulding's Cay 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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