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.

Located on the island of Eleuthera, 3.2 miles south of Green Castle, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. You will generally find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, as the vicinity around the beach and the beach itself are not overly congested.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Skeleton Beach brings visitors a calm and relaxing haven, especially since the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Eleuthera; the area hosts attractions such as Cotton Bay Golf Club, which is three and a half miles away.

Historical attractions such as Tarpum Bay Castle provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Skeleton Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about The Bahamas' past, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found 17 miles from this historical destination.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 of Eleuthera to Skeleton Beach is Green Castle. This interesting part of Eleuthera is just three miles from the coast, so you needn't use up an entire day here. It's important to note that is not overly populated, so for those who want to get a better feel for the area, this section of the Bahamas could make for a really nice day trip.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby.

Don't expect to find any of The Bahamas' large resorts close to this beach, but if you're trying to evade hoards of tourists, the lack of accommodations should be a welcomed sight.


Although this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Ship to Shore Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Skeleton Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also enjoy Unique Village Beach, which is located within reach if you've got a car.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Skeleton Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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