South Palmetto Point

Like many beaches on the quite island of Eleuthera, South Palmetto Point East is a quiet one. Visitors looking to get away from it all will do so easily here.

Situated in the heart of the island of Eleuthera, 1.1 miles south of North Palmentton Point, South Palmetto Point is on the South East edge of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may really like a visit to South Palmetto Point. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach

South Palmetto Point East is located along the east coast of Eleuthera Island, near Pineapple Cays.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tan sands and turquoise waters make this beach a true sight to see.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


South Palmetto Point is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Eleuthera. It's located near Big Tree at Palmetto Point, which is seen one and a quarter miles to the north, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near South Palmetto Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 1.2 N Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 11.7 NW Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 12.2 S Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 26.4 S Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 36.9 S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

South Palmetto Point is near Governors Harbour, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Governors Harbour, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Governors Harbour is a car ride off, about five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. South Palmetto Point is not located near many major hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels close-by, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near South Palmetto Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Dreams Rentals 1.3 NNW Hotel
Unique Village Resort 1.5 NNE Hotel
Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo 3.4 NW Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant offers a menu of eclectic cuisine. They are also famous for their pizza and sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near South Palmetto Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar (242) 332-1504 Eclectic Very Casual 0.6 mi. NW
Sea View Restaurant (242) 332-1830 American -- 1.4 mi. NNE
Tippy's Restaurant (242) 332-3331 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. NW
Bank’s Road Deli (242) 332-2221 European Very Casual 3.5 mi. NW
Sunset Inn Restaurant and Bar (242) 332-2487 Caribbean Very Casual 4.6 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Eleuthera besides South Palmetto Point.

You may also like Poponi Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it a mile and a half to the north. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Pink Sands Beach may be a good choice. It is located 37 and a half miles away.

Travelers may also want to consider Unique Village Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the north-northeast.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting South Palmetto Point or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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