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 island of Saba, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Cove Bay.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see the underwater world. 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


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Saba; this area boasts other attractions such as Saba Artisan Foundation, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available on Saba. 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

Windward Side is the closest city to Cove Bay. It isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for guests who want to see more of the area. From the shore, Windward Side is a quick trip away, maybe a short distance away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a fairly good range of hotel options to pick from in the area that encircles Cove Bay. The most convenient of which are shown 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
Shearwater Resort 1.4 mi. S Resort
Queen's Garden Resort 1.9 mi. WSW Resort
Juliana's Hotel 2.0 mi. SW Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Flight Deck Snack Bar.

The table below lists dining options located near 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

Cove Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out on Saba.

There's plenty to see and do on Saba, and Cove Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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