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.

Situated on the island of Eleuthera, Tippy's Beach is on the East-Southeast coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Tippy's Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Tippy's Beach, but are usually busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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 great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There are various types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in the Bahamas, but eating at the beach can be especially memorable. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Tippy's Beach on the East-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo, which is found just a short distance away. Some guests will want to walk here, while others will choose to take a cab out to this hotel, perhaps the closest booking option near Tippy's Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many additional attractions close-by.

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Governors Harbour is just up the road, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Tippy's Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though you will not find that many places to stay in the vicinity, those accommodation options closest to Tippy's Beach can be viewed 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Tippy's Restaurant. The restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Needless to say, Tippy's Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Eleuthera.

You might also want to visit Governors Harbour Beach, located within a short distance.

The Bahamas offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Tippy's Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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