Preacher's Cave

Photo Credit: © Paul Schultz CC BY

Explorers beware, lest you suffer the same fate as William Sayles; a captain who shipwrecked on Eleuthera in the 1600's and was forced to find refuge in what is known now as Preachers Cave. Today however, people seek out this cave for its natural beauty and wonderful photo opportunities.

Very different than the often thought of dark and damp caves, Preacher's Cave follows the tropical beach suit and offers a sunnier alternative. Holes in the ceiling lets in plenty of light, making it a great place for anyone looking to casually visit the cave.


Situated on the island of Eleuthera, 5.0 miles north-northwest of Mano Creek, Preacher's Cave always welcomes travelers lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you should consider stopping by to check it out. In case you're wondering, Dunmore Town is five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) to the southeast.

While Eleuthera is one of the more popular islands of the Bahamas, there is not city comparable to Nassau on it, so even getting to the island can be an adventure. One on the island, you will have to head all the way north, via Queen's and Public Highway and then turn towards Tay Bay Beach. If you have the ability to sail, simply dropping anchor near the beach may be the best way.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area is chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Preacher's Cave. The nearest restaurant to Preacher's Cave is Angela's Starfish Restaurant, which plates up Caribbean food. Also within reach, you will encounter eateries including Queen Conch and Harry O's so if you're lucky, at least one of these close by picks will delight the entire group.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find a couple other places of interest in the area, including Albert Johnson Memorial, which is five and a half miles away Dunmore Town. Furthermore, you can consider heading to Harbour Island Haunted House, which is another attraction in the area.

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Location: Eleuthera


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