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 southern side of the island of Eleuthera, 3.2 miles south of Green Castle, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. The Bahamas' beaches are pretty busy for the most part, however, Skeleton Beach is tamer than most, making it a good pick for those of you who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you tend to like shores which grant a serene experience, then you will want to try Skeleton Beach; it is found in a more natural section of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Eleuthera; it's located near attractions like Cotton Bay Golf Club, which is three and a half miles away.

If you want more information on the history of the Bahamas, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Tarpum Bay Castle, which is 17 miles away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 nearest area of Eleuthera to Skeleton Beach is Green Castle. This destination is only three miles away, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Keep in mind that Green Castle isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for those wanting to get a taste of local life.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of The Bahamas' frequently visited hotels near this beach, but if you're looking to dodge hoards of tourists, the shortage of accommodation possibilities will surely be a welcomed sight.


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Ship to Shore Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are listed 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 -- -- -- 4.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, Skeleton Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Eleuthera.

Vacationers may also want to visit Unique Village Beach, located 30 and a half miles to the north.

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and Skeleton Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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