James Point Beach

In the middle of Eleuthera is James Point Beach, stretching from the bay just north of Governor's Harbor Airport all the way up to and along Moray Pond. There is an old shipwreck which is definitely worth a look, and visible from the shore.

Set on the island of Eleuthera, James Point Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. It's often said that James Point Beach is the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may be just as pretty, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is accessible from a number of paths that extend from Queen's Highway - from the section of the highway just north of the airport.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is very long and the firm, compact sand you'll find closer to the shoreline make this a beach walker's dream. The extremely interesting rock formations are another really nice feature.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

James Point Beach grants an idyllic and serene experience, due to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find James Point Beach on the North West coast of Eleuthera. It is near some interesting sites like NAVFAC Base, which is just a cab ride away, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near James Point Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 7.2 mi. SE Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 17.8 mi. SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 28.9 mi. SSE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

The closest part of Eleuthera to James Point Beach is Alice Town. This destination is just seven miles away, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. It's important to note that Alice Town is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for guests who want to see more of the area.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers won't find very many hotels in the surrounding areas, those accommodation options closest to James Point Beach can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near James Point Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rainbow Inn 4.8 mi. W Cottages
Cocodimama 7.0 mi. SE Resort
Surfers Beach Manor Hotel 9.8 mi. W Hotel


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Kel-D's Bar and Grill, which is two miles to the south of it.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near James Point Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kel-D's Bar and Grill -- -- -- 1.9 mi. S
The Beach House (242) 332-3387 Caribbean Very Casual 4.6 mi. SE
Rainbow Inn Restaurant (242) 335-0294 Eclectic Informal 4.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, James Point Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Eleuthera.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like South Palmetto Point, located certainly within a car's reach of the coast. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Buttonwood Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found two miles to the southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Smugglers Beach, which is located four miles away.

You may find that James Point Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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