Ten Bay Beach

Since the Cotton Bay Club hotel has closed, there aren't many facilities nearby, but the beach remains a wonderful spot for picnic, and the water is great for swimming and snorkeling, particularly at the ends of the bay which are rockier.

Situated toward the center of the island of Eleuthera, 4.5 miles southeast of North Palmentton Point, Ten Bay Beach is on the South East coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Ten Bay Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Two and a half miles north of Savannah Sound you will find a "Beach Access" sign. Take the dirt road for less than half a mile to find beach parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

Between Palmetto Point and Savannah Sound, you'll find Ten Bay Beach. Its beautiful scenery and pleasant waters make it a quintessentially Caribbean beauty. In the mornings, enjoy the shade from the giant casuarina trees.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. This area is known for being completely deserted, so be sure bring some friends

If you happen to go for sunny days that grant an angelic place to escape, then you may want to try Ten Bay Beach; it is located within a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Eleuthera; the area hosts attractions such as Big Tree at Palmetto Point, which is four and a half miles to the northwest of this spot.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Ten Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 4.6 NW Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 10.1 S Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 15.3 NW Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 24.1 S Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 34.4 S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Governors Harbour is the closest town and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Governors Harbour is located roughly nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Ten Bay Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

While vacationers won't find very many accommodations in the region, those options closest to Ten Bay Beach can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Ten Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Unique Village Resort 4.4 mi. NNW Hotel
Tropical Dreams Rentals 4.9 mi. NW Hotel
Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo 7.0 mi. NW Hotel
Duck Inn 9.1 mi. NW Cottages


Although this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar, which is four miles away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Ten Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar (242) 332-1504 Eclectic Very Casual 4.2 mi. NW
Sea View Restaurant (242) 332-1830 American -- 4.3 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Eleuthera you might like besides Ten Bay Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like South Palmetto Point, located a short taxi ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Queen's Beach, which offers more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Unique Village Beach, which is located four and a half miles to the north-northwest.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Bahamas, and dropping by Ten Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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