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. However, guests still come here for a quiet stroll along the shore, or to watch the fishermen in their boats.

Located near the heart of Governors Harbour, this beach is on the South-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. At Governors Harbour Beach, you'll find everything you need for a stress-free afternoon on the beach, without straying too far from the town proper.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is right off Haynes Avenue and is one of the easiest beaches to get to on the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

Governors Harbour Beach is located right on the community of the same name, and it is not uncommon for locals or tourist staying in the area to come to the beach for a quick cool off. While the beach is used mainly by fishermen, the clam water does allow for swimming and wading.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Every nation has its own unique cuisine, and the Bahamas is no different. One truly memorable place to discover local delicacies is right on the water. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here.

Remember to take into account that Governors Harbour Beach is in an area which is is a much-visited area, so the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. Accommodations nearby include the Duck Inn, which is found a quarter mile to the north, and is one of the most conveniently located booking options reachable from Governors Harbour Beach, despite the lack of other attractions you can drive to.

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Governors Harbour isn't far off, roughly a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. Governors Harbour Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers won't find very many hotels close-by, those options closest to Governors Harbour Beach are shown in the list below.

Accommodations near Governors Harbour Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Duck Inn 0.3 mi. N Cottages
Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo 2.3 mi. E Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Da Perk Coffee Shop. The restaurant has International food. They're also renowned for their coffee. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Governors Harbour Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Da Perk Coffee Shop (242) 332-2620 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Governor's Harbour Bakery -- -- -- 0.2 mi. E
Blue Room Restaurant & Bar 332-2736 -- -- -- --
Mark's Grill Burgers -- -- -- 0.2 mi. E
Buccaneer Club Restaurant (242) 332-2000 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
Sunset Inn Restaurant and Bar (242) 332-2487 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. SE
1648 Bar & Grille (242) 699-5542 American -- 0.9 mi. NE
Bank’s Road Deli (242) 332-2221 European Very Casual 2.1 mi. E
Tippy's Restaurant (242) 332-3331 Caribbean Very Casual 2.3 mi. E
Bistro Restaurant (242) 332-3422 International Informal 2.9 mi. NW
Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar (242) 332-1504 Eclectic Very Casual 4.8 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Governors Harbour Beach on Eleuthera.

You may also enjoy Tippy's Beach, located two and a half miles to the east.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Bahamas, and Governors Harbour Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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