Tippy's Beach

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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.

Located in the heart of the island of Eleuthera, Tippy's Beach is on the East-Southeast coast of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Tippy's Beach is certainly not secluded, it's also not one of The Bahamas' most crowded beaches. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Tippy's Beach at all, it's worth a try. There are so many dining experiences to be enjoyed in the Bahamas, but trying local cusine right on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Did you know that many hotels are able 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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the East-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. Nearby accommodations include the Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo, which is found a quarter mile away, and is perhaps the most conveniently located hotel near Tippy's Beach, despite there not being too many other popular spots you can drive to.

Cities and Towns

The town of Governors Harbour is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Governors Harbour isn't far off, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Tippy's Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Tippy's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Duck Inn 2.6 mi. W Cottages


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Tippy's Restaurant. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Tippy's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tippy's Restaurant (242) 332-3331 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. NW
Bank’s Road Deli (242) 332-2221 European Very Casual 0.4 mi. W
Bacchus Fine Foods (242) 470-9019 -- -- -- --
Sunset Inn Restaurant and Bar (242) 332-2487 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. W
1648 Bar & Grille (242) 699-5542 American -- 2.0 mi. WNW
Mark's Grill Burgers -- -- -- 2.4 mi. W
Governor's Harbour Bakery -- -- -- 2.4 mi. W
Buccaneer Club Restaurant (242) 332-2000 -- -- 2.4 mi. W
Blue Room Restaurant & Bar 332-2736 -- -- -- --
Da Perk Coffee Shop (242) 332-2620 International Very Casual 2.5 mi. W
Mate & Jenny's Restaurant & Bar (242) 332-1504 Eclectic Very Casual 2.6 mi. SE
Sea View Restaurant (242) 332-1830 American -- 2.7 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Tippy's Beach on Eleuthera.

You might also want to visit Governors Harbour Beach, which is located two and a half miles away.

Tippy's Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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