During your Eleuthera vacation, you’ll encounter Winding Bay Beach on the southern, Atlantic Ocean facing side of the island. This beach is well-known for its distinctly gorgeous pink sand, its secluded atmosphere, and its abundance of sea turtles. For more details on what makes Winding Bay Beach worth the visit during your time in the Bahamas, read on below!
Planning Your Trip to Winding Bay Beach
Winding Bay Beach is nestled between Rock Sound and Tarpum Bay. To make the most out of your trip to Winding Bay Beach in Eleuthera, there are a few tips to keep in mind before you go.
Unlike many beaches in the Bahamas, Winding Bay Beach is known for being empty, making it a peaceful place to plan a day trip or a beach day. It’s most ideal for a stroll along the uniquely hued pink sands, taking in the sights and ambiance of Eleuthera.
One thing to keep in mind as you’re planning out your vacation itinerary is that Winding Bay Beach is known to have a lot of seaweed, meaning that you should not choose this beach as a snorkeling or scuba diving destination during your vacation.
However, the waters here are calm, and clear closer to the shoreline. Because of the clear nature of the water at Winding Bay Beach, many visitors remark on being able to see an abundance of Hawksbill turtles, just offshore. During some seasons of the year, starfish can also be seen on this beach. Additionally, Winding Bay Beach is home to stingrays and black tip sharks—small sharks that average about 2-3 feet in length. In short, there are a variety of marine animals, which can make for fascinating snorkeling, but exercise caution while swimming around wildlife.
Sightseeing and Recreation in the Area
Close by Winding Bay Beach in Eleuthera, there are fun things to see and do because there are a lot of Bahamas points of interest in general.
Being that Winding Bay Beach is on the southern end of the island and far south from many of Eleuthera’s most notable restaurants and attractions, the closest local restaurants that you’ll find are small local restaurants that serve conch fritters and cracked conch. One great place is Shantzii’s, both for the quality of its food and its relative inexpensiveness.