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 should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. It's often said that James Point Beach is one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Most other beaches in the Bahamas may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as James Point Beach, but tend to be busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

James Point Beach offers visitors a quiet and relaxing environment, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Eleuthera; this area boasts other attractions such as NAVFAC Base, which is seven miles away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure 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 James Point Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 7.2 mi. SE Eleuthera
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 15.1 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 nearest section of Eleuthera to James Point Beach is Alice Town. This destination is just seven miles from the beach, so you needn't use up an entire day here. Keep in mind that this section of the Bahamas isn't a congested area, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near James Point Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Buttonwood Reserve 2.6 mi. SSE Villa complex
Rainbow Inn 4.8 mi. W Cottages
Cocodimama 7.0 mi. SE Resort
Surfers Beach Manor Hotel 9.8 mi. W Hotel


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is LeoRose Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, which is just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near James Point Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
LeoRose Sunset Beach Bar & Grill (242) 335-6223 Bahamian Very Casual 2.3 mi. SSE
Rainbow Inn Restaurant (242) 335-0294 Eclectic Informal 4.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides James Point Beach on Eleuthera.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, found a little ways away, but is well within reach if you've got a car. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Buttonwood Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located two miles to the southeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Smugglers Beach, located fairly close-by, so a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and James Point Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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