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 southern coast of the island of Eleuthera, 2.9 miles east-northeast of Green Castle, You might want even if you aren't staying very close. This beach is not just beautiful, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Jacks 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 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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Jacks Bay Beach brings guests a calm and serene retreat, as the location that surrounds the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Eleuthera. Cotton Bay Golf Club is found a mile and a half to the south west, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as Tarpum Bay Castle offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Jacks Bay Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about The Bahamas' past, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this shore is 12 and a half miles from this place of historical interest.

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 very close to Rock Sound, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Rock Sound is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Rock Sound isn't out of reach at six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.


Though this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. Ship to Shore Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Eleuthera, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, found a worthwhile destination if you've got a car. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Whiteland Beach. It's found four miles to the north-northeast.

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

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Jacks Bay Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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