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 coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Bahamas. While Gert Bay Beach may be a little farther away, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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, public restrooms aren't available. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Gert Bay Beach offers visitors a quiet and tranquil retreat, as the region surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


Gert Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the Southeast coast of Eleuthera; it will be near other attractions like Big Tree at Palmetto Point, which is five miles to the northwest of this spot.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

The closest town is , which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Governors Harbour is about nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Although you generally won't find many hotels in the surrounding areas, those accommodations closest to Gert Bay Beach can be seen in the list 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


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. Sea View Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a short taxi ride away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown 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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Gert Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is South Palmetto Point, located a brief car or taxi trip away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Ten Bay Beach offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found one and a quarter miles to the west-southwest.

You may also enjoy Unique Village Beach, located four and a half miles to the northwest.

Perhaps Gert Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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