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 coast of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Winding Bay Beach.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Winding Bay Beach offers a quiet and serene experience, since the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. Tarpum Bay Castle is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If a visit to the Winding Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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

Rock Sound is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Rock Sound is about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Shantzii's Seafood Restaurant and Sports Bar, which is just a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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

Winding Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Eleuthera.

You might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, found within the range of a taxi. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Turtle Beach is just right. You'll find it a mile and a half to the south-southeast.

Another option worth considering is Unique Village Beach, which is located 14 and a half miles to the north.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Winding Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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