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.

Set on the island of Saba, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches on Saba. While Cove Bay may be a little bit out of the way, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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 if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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


Travelers will find Cove Bay on the North East coast of Saba; the area is home to other attractions such as Saba Artisan Foundation, which is a short distance away away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Cities and Towns

Cities near Cove Bay include Windward Side, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for those wanting to scope out the local scene. From the shore, Windward Side is a fairly short distance away, maybe a short distance away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels nearby, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the table below.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Flight Deck Snack Bar.

Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Saba besides Cove Bay.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Saba, and paying a visit to Cove Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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