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.

Located on the island of Eleuthera, Holmes Bay Beach is on the Northwest edge of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Bahamas. While Holmes Bay Beach may be a little bit out of the way, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

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, public restrooms aren't available. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

If you tend to favor beach days which provide an angelic environment, then maybe head on over to Holmes Bay Beach; it is located within a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby


Holmes Bay Beach is on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera. It's located near NAVFAC Base, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Holmes Bay Beach is in the Governors Harbour area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Governors Harbour is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Governors Harbour is a little ways off, maybe five and a half miles (eight 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 many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Holmes Bay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the nearest ones are shown 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 you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Bistro Restaurant, which is two and a half miles away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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 searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Holmes Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is South Palmetto Point, found within the range of a taxi. On the other hand, Alabaster Beach offers more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found one and an eighth miles to the northwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Governors Harbour Beach, located fairly close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and Holmes Bay Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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