If you are looking for a remote tropical paradise, consider booking a trip to Eleuthera Island. This tropical island is part of the Bahamas archipelago. It is known for its pink sand beaches, remote beach coves, turquoise waters, colorful coral reefs, green sea turtles, and friendly locals. The island is full of natural beauty and you can spend days exploring all the island has to offer, including the Lighthouse Beach in Eleutherawhich is one out of many fun things do in the Bahamas.
About the Lighthouse Beach in Eleuthera
Lighthouse Beach is located on the southern tip of Eleuthera Island, two hours south of Governor’s Harbour. This beach is remote, so plan on staying the whole day here. There are also no restaurants in the area, so be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks for everyone; we recommend at least a gallon of water per person.
The last three miles of the road leading to the beach is rough, so an SUV is advisable, but the trip is worth it, as Lighthouse Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas and it is common to not see another person the whole day.
The Lighthouse Beach in Eleuthera is known for its powdery, soft, pale pink sand beaches that stretch for miles. This hidden gem is at the bottom of large cliffs which provide sections of shade along the beach. Since the beach is at the tip of the island you can swim in both the Atlantic Ocean side of the beach and the Caribbean Sea side. The Caribbean Sea side of the beach has several caves which offer opportunities for amazing snorkeling, again, one out of many fun things to do in the Bahamas!
As the name suggests there is an old lighthouse on the beach. You can climb up the lighthouse for amazing views of the ocean. The windows of the lighthouse act as the perfect frame for a photo.
To get to the beach, drive 7.5 miles south of Rock Sound Hardware, then take a left on the road with Cotton Bay Club signs on either side. After 3.5 miles take a left and continue on the road for about 8 miles. After 8 miles you will see a sign on the right for Bannerman Town. Continue down the road instead of taking the 90-degree angle onto the highway. After 3.3 miles you will see Lighthouse Bay to the right. Park your car at the end of the road and walk over the sand dunes to get to the beach.
Planning Your Stay
If you are looking for accommodation on Eleuthera Island, consider booking one of our vacation rentals. All of our Eleuthera Island homes are situated in the tropical Whale Point Cove. Each home has beach access and outdoor seating areas with hammocks, fire pits, and views of the ocean. For more information on our vacation homes, please contact us.