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.

Located near the middle 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 whether or not you're staying nearby. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Bahamas. While Ten Bay Beach may be a little more trouble to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. This area is known for being completely deserted, so be sure bring some friends

If you happen to choose coasts that offer those who visit a calm environment, then maybe head on over to Ten Bay Beach; it is found within a less urban sector of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Ten Bay Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South East coast of Eleuthera; it's located near attractions like Big Tree at Palmetto Point, which is four and a half miles to the northwest of this spot.

If you aren't sure whether a visit to Ten Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, 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
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.2 NW Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 10.1 S Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 15.3 NW Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 34.3 S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Ten Bay Beach is close to Governors Harbour, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The city of Governors Harbour is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Ten Bay Beach, Governors Harbour isn't out of reach at nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels close-by, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the table below.

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


You might not find any places to eat close to this location, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Eleuthera has many beaches, so Ten Bay Beach is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, located a quick car or cab ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Queen's Beach is just right. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the northwest.

You might also want to visit Unique Village Beach, which is located fairly close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, Ten Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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