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 toward the center of Governors Harbour, this beach is on the South-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Governors Harbour Beach, since it's fun and active, but not usually over-crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on The Bahamas' quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to fight the crowds every step of the way, Governors Harbour Beach offers a good middle ground.

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 region in the Caribbean has its own cuisine, and the Bahamas is no different. One truly memorable place to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here.

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around Governors Harbour Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Governors Harbour Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Duck Inn, which can be found pretty close-by. Some will choose to take a cab here, while others will prefer the walk to this property, perhaps the most conveniently located lodging option near Governors Harbour Beach, despite the lack of additional popular spots in the region.

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Governors Harbour is just up the road, roughly a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the table 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Governors Harbour Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Da Perk Coffee Shop. This restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. They also specialize in coffee. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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
Bacchus Fine Foods (242) 470-9019 -- -- -- --
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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Eleuthera besides Governors Harbour Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Tippy's Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the east.

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Governors Harbour Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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