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 should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Ten Bay Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in the Bahamas may be just as beautiful, but tend to be more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. This area is known for being completely deserted, so be sure bring some friends

Ten Bay Beach provides a quiet and relaxing experience, in part because the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Ten Bay Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South East coast of Eleuthera. Big Tree at Palmetto Point is situated four and a half miles to the northwest, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

The closest town is , which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Governors Harbour is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Ten Bay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay nearby, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the following table.

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


While there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar, which is a quick car or cab ride away.

The following table provides a list of 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

Eleuthera has many nice beaches, and Ten Bay Beach is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like South Palmetto Point, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Queen's Beach, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the northwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Unique Village Beach, located not too far away, meaning a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Ten Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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