Turtle Beach

Making up a long stretch of white sand, Turtle Beach is never in threat of being too crowded. Guests will be able claim there place along the sea's shore, of move to the cove for a more gentle beach experience.

Set on the island of Eleuthera, Turtle Beach is on the South-Southeast edge of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. It's often said that Turtle Beach is perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as beautiful, but are usually more cramped because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

How to Access The Beach

You will likely need a rental or personal vehicle that is capable of off-road driving, as the road to Turtle Beach is a little bumpy. While driving is entirely doable, a better option may be to take a boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Turtle Beach is free of any major development, with even the road being nothing more than a built up walking path. This gives the beach a pristine and natural look while keeping the the quintessential tropical white sand and sparkling water.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you happen to go for beaches that grant a calm enclave, then you may want to try Turtle Beach; it is hidden away within a less urbanized section of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South-Southeast coast of Eleuthera; the area hosts attractions such as Tarpum Bay Castle, which is three and a half miles to the northwest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 3.3 NW Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 11.8 S Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 16.2 N Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 22.0 S Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 25.0 NNW Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Turtle Beach is in the Rock Sound area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Rock Sound, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Rock Sound isn't far off, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Shantzii's Seafood Restaurant and Sports Bar, which is a brief car or taxi trip away.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Turtle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Shantzii's Seafood Restaurant and Sports Bar (242) 334-4505 Caribbean Informal 3.2 mi. NW
Northside Inn Restaurant (242) 334-2573 Caribbean Very Casual 3.9 mi. S
Pascal's Restaurant and Bar -- Caribbean Informal 4.5 mi. S
Sammy's Place -- -- -- 4.5 mi. S

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Turtle Beach on Eleuthera.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, found only a taxi trip away from the shore. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Winding Bay Beach could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located a mile and a half to the north-northwest.

Another option worth considering is Skeleton Beach, which is located 15 miles away.

You may find that Turtle Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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