Holmes Bay Beach

Secluded and hidden behind a wall of trees, this tropical paradise offers all visitors a chance to relax to the calm ocean breeze with the Bahama sun shining down on them.

Positioned on the island of Eleuthera, Holmes Bay Beach is on the Northwest edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; less popular beaches like Holmes Bay Beach let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach
While there is no dedicated parking area, those arriving via car will be able to park along the side of the road. However, most visitors are from the nearby villas and cottages, and they either walk or take their bicycles.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tucked away, Holmes Bay Beach is clear of any real development, and the clean sand and water create the ultimate tropical sights. The only thing that beach-goers will find that is not in a pristine natural state, is the occasional villa tucked into the forest.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

If you tend to favor beaches which offer those who visit a tranquil haven, then think about trying out Holmes Bay Beach; it's back within a less urbanized sector of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera. It's located near NAVFAC Base, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Holmes Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 0.9 mi. NW Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 10.0 mi. SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 20.9 mi. SSE Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 34.4 mi. S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Governors Harbour is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Holmes Bay Beach, Governors Harbour is found maybe five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Holmes Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cocodimama 1.1 NW Resort
Hut Pointe Inn 2.4 SE Hotel
Duck Inn 5.3 SE Cottages


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Bistro Restaurant, which is only a short distance away.

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

Restaurants near Holmes Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bistro Restaurant (242) 332-3422 International Informal 2.6 mi. SE
The Beach House (242) 332-3387 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Holmes Bay Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, situated only a taxi trip away from the shore. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Alabaster Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it one and an eighth miles to the northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Governors Harbour Beach, located five and a half miles to the southeast.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Holmes Bay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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