Cove Bay

Saba is not known for its beaches and the few that are here are more access points to the water than beaches, but Cove Bay has its own appeal. There is a thin stretch of soft sand here and the water is warm and clean. The cove provides protection from choppy seas.

Located on the northeastern side of the island of Saba, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches on Saba. While Cove Bay may be a little farther away, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

How to Access The Beach
You could walk from the airport to Cove Bay in 15 minutes. There are no parking facilities, you have to hike to get to this beach, but it will prove to be quite a lovely hike on this tiny, lush island.

Amenities and Ambiance

The cove provides a visually stunning view of the ocean and the rock cliffs that line the entirety of the cove. There are snorkeling opportunities here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. Cove Bay's rocky shores are better used as a place to reach the water, and isn't far from the airport.

What's Nearby


Cove Bay is on the North East coast of Saba. Saba Artisan Foundation is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one attraction close-by.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Cove Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Saba Artisan Foundation Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SW Saba

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Cove Bay is Windward Side, which isn't a congested area, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the coast, Windward Side is a fairly short distance away, roughly a short distance away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Cove Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ecolodge Rendez-Vous 1.1 mi. SW Lodge
Hotel Scout's Place -- -- Hotel
El Momo Cottages 1.3 mi. S Cottages
Queen's Garden Resort 1.9 mi. WSW Resort
Juliana's Hotel 2.0 mi. SW Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Flight Deck Snack Bar.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Cove Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Flight Deck Snack Bar -- -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
Brigadoon (599) 416-2380 International -- -- --
Swinging Doors (599) 416-2506 Eclectic -- -- --
Copa Sabana -- -- -- -- --
Scout's Place Restaurant and Bar -- Caribbean, European Informal -- --
Red Rock Cafe -- -- -- -- --
Deep End Restaurant and Bar (599) 416-3438 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. WSW
Campus Corner 416-2388 -- -- -- --
Tropics Cafe (599) 416-2469 Contemporary Very Casual 2.0 mi. SW
Queen's Garden (599) 416-3494 International Informal -- --
Lollipop's (599) 416-3330 Caribbean, Vegetarian -- -- --
Saba Groove Snack Place -- -- -- 2.2 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Saba, so Cove Bay is not your only option.

Maybe Cove Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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