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.

Situated near the middle of the island of Eleuthera, James Point Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You might want even if you are not staying very close. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While James Point Beach may be a bit off the beaten path, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you find that you favor beach days that bring guests a tranquil place to escape, then maybe head on over to James Point Beach; it is tucked away within a more rural section of the region.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as James Point Beach is on the North West coast of Eleuthera. It is near NAVFAC Base, which is just a cab ride away, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

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 interesting part of Eleuthera is only seven miles from the shore, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Keep in mind that is not exactly a bustling area, so for those looking to see more of the area, this part of the Bahamas might be a place you consider spending some time in.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. James Point Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though beach-goers will find just a few accommodations in the vicinity, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the table 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 there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Kel-D's Bar and Grill, which is two miles away.

Restaurants closest to this beach 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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Eleuthera, so if James Point Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

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. More active guests, though, may be interested in Buttonwood Beach, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located two miles to the southeast.

Another option worth considering is Smugglers Beach, 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; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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