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 regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. You will typically find plenty of places to set up shop, as the surrounding area and the beach itself are not overflowing with tourists.

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.

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

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Gaulding's Cay Beach on the North West coast of Eleuthera. It's located near the Cove Eleuthera and any nearby accommodations, which is found just a short distance away. Visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab to this hotel, one of the most conveniently located hotels accessible from Gaulding's Cay Beach, despite the lack of additional attractions in the region.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

The closest town is , which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Dunmore Town is a little ways off, maybe six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers will generally find few accommodations withing driving distance, those options closest to Gaulding's Cay Beach can be seen 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 this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Daddy Joe's Restaurant, which is a quarter mile to the east of it.

The following table 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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them on Eleuthera will have lots of options besides Gaulding's Cay Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Twin Beaches, which is located not too far away, and can be reached in a taxi.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Bahamas, and Gaulding's Cay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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