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.

Situated on the southern coast of the island of Eleuthera, 2.9 miles east-northeast of Green Castle, You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; secluded parts of the coast like Jacks Bay Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

If you favor beaches that bring visitors a serene place to escape, then you should enjoy Jacks Bay Beach; it's tucked away in a less urbanized part of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Jacks Bay Beach is on the South coast of Eleuthera; it's located near attractions like Cotton Bay Golf Club, which is a mile and a half to the south west.

Historical attractions like Tarpum Bay Castle offer 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 leave the coast. Actually, you'll find this spot 12 and a half miles to the north of this site of historical significance.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 near Rock Sound, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town is Rock Sound, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Rock Sound isn't out of reach at six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

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. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Food

Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Ship to Shore Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are provided 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Eleuthera besides Jacks Bay Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, found a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Whiteland Beach offers more action, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it four miles to the north-northeast.

You may also want to consider Skeleton Beach, which is located five and a half miles away.

Maybe Jacks Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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