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.

Positioned toward the center of the island of Eleuthera, 5.1 miles southeast of North Palmentton Point, Gert Bay Beach is on the Southeast coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Gert Bay Beach may be a bit off the beaten path, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

If you happen to favor beach days that bring visitors an angelic experience, then a good choice for you is Gert Bay Beach; it is located in a more rural sector of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Gert Bay Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find 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 of this spot.

If you want to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Gert Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 5.0 NW Eleuthera
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.8 NW Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 10.9 SSW Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 15.9 NW Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 34.8 S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Governors Harbour is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Governors Harbour is a little ways off, maybe nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Although vacationers will not find very many hotels in the area, those accommodations closest to Gert Bay Beach are shown in the table that follows.

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


There aren't any restaurants right on this location, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Gert Bay Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Eleuthera.

You might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, located a short taxi ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Ten Bay Beach. It's located one and a quarter miles to the west-southwest.

Travelers may also want to consider Unique Village Beach, which is located four and a half miles to the northwest.

You may find that Gert Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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