Governors Harbour Attractions

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As the main settlement on Eleuthera, Governors Harbour is an important point of interest for tourists.  Many choose to stay in town, and even those who don't find themselves stopping by regularly.  Centrally located on the island, local attractions are always within easy reach, even if they aren't directly in town. 


Tippy's Beach

You will discover several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Tippy's Beach: Like much of Eleuthera Island, the beach is protected by a thick wall of trees, offering a good deal of privacy. And while it is just down the way from some popular resorts, Tippy's Beach is much less crowded, despite its convenient location.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Governors Harbour Beach. The beach is right off Haynes Avenue and is one of the easiest beaches to get to on the island.

Browney Beach: The beach is accessible by car is just opposite the town of Governor's Harbour on Eluthera's long, skinny middle.

These examples are just a few of the choices you'll find. To navigate to our complete guide to beaches, click here.

Historical Sites

If you like to explore the historical roots of a foreign place, you might want to visit a historical site while vacationing in Governors Harbour.

One popular destination is Big Tree at Palmetto Point. It is located in North Palmentton Point, 4.7 mi. East-Southeast of central Governors Harbour. The tree is not only awe inspiring in its appearance, but it offers plenty of shade. Most people who drive by stop to snap a picture, and others will bring a picnic lunch and relax on the roots while they eat.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit NAVFAC Base. It is found in Governors Harbour. Adventurous guests willing to make the journey are able to explore the abandoned military complex. With buildings in ruins and various items still littering the floor.

Take a moment to look through the following table for information concerning sites of historical interest nearby.

Historic Sites Near Governors Harbour
Name Phone Location
Big Tree at Palmetto Point -- North Palmentton Point, 4.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Governors Harbour
NAVFAC Base -- 6.4 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation outdoors? You might be pleased to know the area has a popular nature preserve available.

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a great nature preserve located within eastern Governors Harbour. Part botanical garden and part preserve, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a privately protected forest dedicated to the native plants that grow in the Bahamas that have become under threat from invasive species.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In Governors Harbour
Name Type Location Island
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.0 mi. East of Central Governors Harbour Eleuthera

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