Skeleton Beach

Absent of any major development yet complete with easy access, Skeleton Beach is a quintessential tropical beach. With nothing but clean sand, calm water, and the occasional tree, the beach is just the bare bones experience with an added amazing view.

Positioned on the island of Eleuthera, 3.2 miles south of Green Castle, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Skeleton Beach is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in the Bahamas either. This makes it an excellent choice for vacationers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

How to Access The Beach
It is easy to pass by the beach without knowing, so as soon as you head onto the main southern road, be reading to turn right (west) onto a small road that will take you to the beach's dedicated parking area.

Amenities and Ambiance

The main feature of the beach is definitely the view, which is sure to be a centerpiece of any photo album, especially when it comes to beaches. Other than that, the beach offers a bit of privacy fromt he outside world, but the popularity does mean you are likely to see other people.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you usually go for sunny days that grant a tranquil experience, then you may want to try Skeleton Beach; it's back in a much quieter area of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Skeleton Beach is on the South coast of Eleuthera. It is near some interesting sites like Cotton Bay Golf Club, which is located three and a half miles to the northeast, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you're intrigued by The Bahamas' history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Tarpum Bay Castle, which is 17 miles to the north.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Skeleton Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 3.6 NE Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 9.4 SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 17.0 N Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 30.4 N Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 37.2 N Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

The closest part on Eleuthera to Skeleton Beach is Green Castle. This friendly part of Eleuthera is just three miles away, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Keep in mind that isn't very crowded, so for guests wishing to see more of the area, this section in the Bahamas could be a great choice for a day trip.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are.

You won't find any of The Bahamas' frequently visited hotels close to this beach, though if you're looking to evade throngs of travelers, the shortage of places to stay will be welcomed.


Although this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. Ship to Shore Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Skeleton Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ship to Shore Restaurant (242) 334-0111 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. NE
Sharil's Restaurant (242) 334-8111 Bahamian -- 4.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Eleuthera has many beaches, so if Skeleton Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers may also want to consider Unique Village Beach, located 30 and a half miles away.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Skeleton Beach is just one of the many options.


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