Jacks Bay Beach

One of the many hidden coves on Eleuthera Island, Jack's Bay Beach offers those who find it a private view of paradise and an entire shore all to themselves.

Positioned on the island of Eleuthera, 2.9 miles east-northeast of Green Castle, You might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you might want to plan a visit to Jacks Bay Beach.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is just to the east of the Green Castle area, and taking Sherman's Highway to one of the dirt roads would normally get you to this beach. Unfortunately, construction efforts in this area are currently blocking access -- so currently your best option is to visit one of the other lovely beaches in this area.

Amenities and Ambiance

The calm water at Jack's Bay Beach and the shimmering sand is sure to draw in all who take a glimpse. Luckily, the beach is defended from crowds thanks to a wall of trees, offering privacy and isolation to those who seek it.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Jacks Bay Beach offers those who visit an angelic and relaxing haven, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Jacks Bay Beach is on the South coast of Eleuthera; the area hosts attractions such as Cotton Bay Golf Club, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historical attractions like Tarpum Bay Castle provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Jacks Bay Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about The Bahamas' past, without having to venture too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this coast is within cab range of this place of historical interest.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Jacks Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 1.8 SW Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 12.1 S Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 12.7 N Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 26.2 N Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 34.0 N Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Jacks Bay Beach is in the Rock Sound area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Rock Sound, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Jacks Bay Beach, Rock Sound is located roughly six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. Ship to Shore Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

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

Restaurants near Jacks Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ship to Shore Restaurant (242) 334-0111 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
Coco Plum Seaside Restaurant Bar -- -- -- 4.4 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Eleuthera, so Jacks Bay Beach is not your only option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like South Palmetto Point, situated certainly within a car's reach of the coast. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Whiteland Beach. It's found four miles to the north-northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Skeleton Beach, located not too far away, so a quick ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Jacks Bay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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