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 near the heart 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 stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Ten Bay Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in the Bahamas may be just as pretty, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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 concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, 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 calm and relaxing getaway, due to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Ten Bay Beach is 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 away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Ten Bay Beach is in the Governors Harbour area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The city of Governors Harbour is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Governors Harbour is a little ways off, maybe nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Ten Bay Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within a several miles, the closest ones have been listed 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


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar, which is a quick car or cab ride away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Eleuthera will have lots of options besides Ten Bay Beach.

You might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, found a short taxi ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Queen's Beach. It's located one and a quarter miles to the northwest.

Travelers may also want to consider Unique Village Beach, which is located not too far away, meaning a quick ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

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


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