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 edge of the island, You might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. A surprisingly wide range of visitors end up loving Tippy's Beach; it's not too far off the beaten path, plus it's rarely crowded. If you want to avoid The Bahamas' highly secluded beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach is right in the middle.

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.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. There are several, unique dining options in the Bahamas, but did you know that some of The Bahamas' best dishes aren't served in restaurants at all? Some visitors, in fact, find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East-Southeast coast of Eleuthera. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Pineapple Fields Hotel Condo, which is found only a short distance away. Visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab to this hotel, perhaps the closest booking option reachable from Tippy's Beach, despite there not being too many additional popular spots close-by.

Cities and Towns

Tippy's Beach is in the Governors Harbour area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Governors Harbour, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Governors Harbour is just up the road, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Tippy's Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While there aren't many hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

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 eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Tippy's Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near 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
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
Bistro Restaurant (242) 332-3422 International Informal 5.0 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Eleuthera, so Tippy's Beach is just one of your options.

You may also enjoy Governors Harbour Beach, located two and a half miles to the west.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Tippy's Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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