Gert Bay Beach

A bit darker than your average tropical beach, Gert Bay Beach is less visited than others, which also has the benefit of allowing it to offer more privacy than most.

Located on the island of Eleuthera, 5.1 miles southeast of North Palmentton Point, Gert Bay Beach is on the Southeast edge of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. It's often said that Gert Bay Beach is the ideal location for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach
The only land route to Get Bay is to take the road off of Queen's Highway that head towards Double Bay, and turning south when it ends. This will take you down a rough dirt road that leads to Gert Bay Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Lined with palm trees and underbrush on one side and sparkling blue water on the other, Gert Bay Beach is a bit more natural than the more popular Eleuthera beaches, but is still tropical and full of beauty.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

If you usually desire beaches that provide a tranquil experience, then a good choice for you is Gert Bay Beach; it's located in a more natural area of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Southeast coast of Eleuthera; the area is home to other attractions such as Big Tree at Palmetto Point, which is five miles to the northwest.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Gert Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 5.0 NW Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 10.9 SSW Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 15.9 NW Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 24.7 S Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 34.8 S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Gert Bay Beach is near Governors Harbour, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Governors Harbour is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Governors Harbour isn't out of reach at nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Gert Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Unique Village Resort 4.7 mi. NW Hotel
Tropical Dreams Rentals 5.5 mi. NW Hotel
Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo 7.6 mi. NW Hotel
Duck Inn 9.8 mi. NW Cottages


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Sea View Restaurant, which is four and a half miles away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Gert Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sea View Restaurant (242) 332-1830 American -- 4.7 mi. NW
Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar (242) 332-1504 Eclectic Very Casual 4.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, Gert Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Eleuthera.

Another location you might enjoy is South Palmetto Point, located a quick car or cab ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Ten Bay Beach, which offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found one and a quarter miles to the west-southwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Unique Village Beach, which is located four and a half miles away.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Gert Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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