Winding Bay Beach

Frequented mainly by the villa residents that stay right on the sand, Winding Bay Beach is an ideal getaway spot, as you join the tourist who are looking simply to relax and enjoy the tropical breeze.

Located on the island of Eleuthera, 1.8 miles southeast of Tarpum Bay, Winding Bay Beach is on the South-Southeast edge of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Winding Bay Beach stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may be just as pretty, but tend to be more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
There is a road dedicated to Winding Bay located just off Meridian Highway.

Amenities and Ambiance

The long arching beach is protected from the main road by a dense collection of trees, though anyone coming to Winding Bay will see plenty of villas lining the sand. Additionally, because of the villas, Winding Bay Beach does have the potential of becoming crowded, though on most days you will have plenty of space.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you find that you prefer sunny days which offer those who visit an idyllic enclave, then maybe head on over to Winding Bay Beach; it is tucked away within a much quieter section of the region.

What's Nearby


Winding Bay Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. Tarpum Bay Castle is seen a mile and a half away, and it is among the favorite local destinations.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Winding Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 1.7 NW Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 13.2 S Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 14.6 N Eleuthera
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 23.3 NNW Eleuthera
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 23.6 S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

The town of Rock Sound is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Rock Sound is a little ways off, maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


Though this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is Shantzii's Seafood Restaurant and Sports Bar, which is just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near Winding Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Shantzii's Seafood Restaurant and Sports Bar (242) 334-4505 Caribbean 1.6 mi. WNW Eleuthera

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Eleuthera besides Winding Bay Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like South Palmetto Point, located only a taxi trip away from the shore. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Turtle Beach. It's found a mile and a half to the south-southeast.

You might also want to visit Unique Village Beach, located 14 and a half miles away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Winding Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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