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. 

Beaches

Tippy's Beach

You'll discover a large number of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Just click on each beach name for more detail concerning that part of the coast.

Tippy's Beach: A beautiful sunny beach with sand that shimmers almost as much as the water, Tippy's Beach is close enough to development to have some amenities, but far enough away that you can expect a bit more privacy.

Another alternative to consider is Governors Harbour Beach. Not the cleanest beach, Governor's Harbour is used namely for fishing. The sand portion of the beach is generally covered in algae and other things that are washed ashore with the tide.

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 just a few of the available choices. For more information on beaches available, check out this page.

Historical Sites

Like learning about the historical roots of countries you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting a historical site while on vacation in Governors Harbour.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Big Tree at Palmetto Point. It is located within 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 located in Governors Harbour. The NAVAC, short for US Naval Facility, is a military ghost town. Built in the 1950's and abandoned in the 1980's, the facility has been allowed to slowly decay over the last few decades.

Look through the table just below 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 enjoy being seeing the local flaura and fauna? You might be pleased to know the area has an interesting nature preserve available.

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a great nature preserve found 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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