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

There are several beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that particular location.

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.

Another place worth considering 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: Browney Beach's quiet, peaceful atmosphere, fine while sand, and crystal-clear waters makes for a luxurious, romantic escape. Go snorkeling, then dig your toes in the sand as you watch the sun go down on another day in paradise.

These examples are merely a few of what you can find. For a more thorough discussion of this topic, read this article.

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy exploring the history of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

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. Often a point of reference when locals give out directions, Big Tree at Palmetto Point is not only tall stretching 25 feet into the air, but as big around as a small shack.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is NAVFAC Base. It is located 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.

You can look through the table below for more information about historic sites near Governors Harbour.

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 hope to spend more of your vacation time out in the fresh air? You might be happy to find out that the area has a popular nature preserve available.

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a great nature preserve located in 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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