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Lighthouse Beach, Bahamas ~ Caribbean Beaches Guide

By Angela Braun, GoGirlfriend correspondent

Lighthouse Beach, Bahamas ~ Beach 411

Southern Eleuthera, Bahamas

  • Beach type: Hidden local gem – secluded
  • Beach geography: Crushed red shells scattered throughout the soft, floury sand give it a pink hue that adds nicely to the beach scene.
  • Ease of access: Many previous visitors say it takes courage and a good car to get to Lighthouse Beach but also that each and every bump is worth it. Don’t let the rugged dirt road get the best of you – keep on bumping along and you’ll be happy you did. Ask for directions and take the dirt road right off the main road.
  • Extra costs: No extra costs
  • Beach amenities: You’ll enjoy a beach surrounded by nothing but nature with absolutely no buildings, shops or beach amenities of any kind. Please take out what you take in – there are no garbage disposals here.
  • Special note: A little slice of heaven that dares comparison to heaven on earth. Lighthouse Beach will leave you breathless and aching to return for more.
  • Geo-locator: Where is Lighthouse Beach?

Lighthouse Beach, Bahamas - courtesy of eleutheraparadise.comPlan, pack & partake in personal paradise

The combination of turquoise and deep blue water, pink sand, white cliffs and vibrant green foliage are what make Lighthouse Beach so unique and intoxicating. Do yourself a favor and don’t leave Eleuthera without acquainting yourself with Lighthouse Beach. Make sure to pack a cooler with drinks and sandwiches because you’re going to want to stay a while – and you don’t want hunger to come between you and enjoyment of this beach. Truly, this beach has it all – sparkling waters, dramatic views, amazing snorkeling and a remoteness that will ensure crowds won’t spoil your visit.

Lighthouse Beach & beyond activities & attractions

romantic evenings at the Rainbow InnSnorkel beautiful reefs right off shore or go further out to explore the remote lighthouse and sandstone cliffs. Reserve your seat at Front Porch for a romantic dinner of fresh, island caught seafood. From breakfast to dinner, desert and after-hours drinks The Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steak House will be at your service, while the popular Tippy’s, a gourmet beach bar will keep your tummy full, your happiness on high and your thoughts on nothing other than the incredible food, service and atmosphere.

Experience Eleuthera from a native's viewpoint with Eleuthera Tours. Learn what it’s like to be Bahamian for a day when you snorkel for sweet conch, fish with a handline for local favorites such as snapper, trigger and groupers and savor a locally harvested meal freshly prepared and grilled on an open fire on the beach. Hungry for more fishing? Jump on a boat tour with adventure and fishing experts at Fishbone Tours.

If you’re a lover of geological formations and live for the art of picture taking, the Glass Window is a sight to see. Stand between two oceans and be amazed. Be mindful of the location of the Glass Window, however, as it’s located on the Northern end of Eleuthera.

Lighthouse Beach events

Pineapple Festival (June): Pineapple lover? If so, this four-day celebration of the Eleuthera pineapple in Gregory Town will tickle both your fancy and your taste buds. The festivities are devoted to the island's succulent pineapple and to the workers in the pineapple industry. It features a Junkanoo parade, craft displays, dancing, a pineapple recipe and eating contest, tours of pineapple farms and a pineathalon – swim, run and bike.

GoGirlfriend Lighthouse Beach hotel & specialty lodging recommendations

Out favorite hotels on the island:

  • The Cove: After a major remodeling, The Cover is now listed as one of the World's best secret island getaways. All guest room makeovers include 500+ thread count bedding, iPod docking station, 50” flat screen television, in-room wifi, coffee makers and Molton Brown brand bath amenities. The Cove also features an infinity swimming pool, tennis courts and a restaurant. Visit The Cove on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.
  • Pineapple Resort, BahamasPineapple Fields Resort: Each one of the 32 one and two-bedroom units features a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter top, master bath with oversized marble vanity, spacious bedroom with king sized bed as well as ceiling fan and A/C in every room. Both front and back verandahs have teak furniture with spectacular views. Rooms feature cable TV with DVD, CD player, in-room safe, telephone, high speed Internet and stack-washer and dryer. Amenities at Pineapple Fields include an oversized outdoor pool, acres of lush tropical landscape, a gourmet deli, boutique and a gourmet beach bar by the name of Tippy's. Visit Pineapple Fields Resort on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

Specialty lodging closer to the beach:

  • Bahama Villa: This lodge is priced for two guests but can accommodate up to six. There’s a phone for incoming and local calls, a VCR/DVD with video library and extra DVD's. Sheets, linen, games and many extras are also included. Bahama Villa offers a unique location to experience the island’s ambience and the uniqueness of the nature that draws visitors from all over the word. Visit Bahama Villa and read reviews on TripAdvisor.
  • Squires Estate: A collection of six immaculately restored 19th century homes on an idyllic hillside set above Governor's Harbor covering two separate properties, which are a one minute walk from each other. Squires Estate recreates life in the old style Bahamian tradition but with modern amenities. It’s private, discreet, well-appointed with quality facilities and décor. Mrs. Russel's House and Toad's Hall offer access to the 'infinity pool' with panoramic views of Governor's Harbor, Cupid's Cay, Levy Island and the Caribbean. Visit Squires Estate on Facebook and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

For more hotel recommendations throughout Eleuthera, Bahamas, we recommend exploring Booking.com.

Lighthouse Beach weather

when is Bahamas not beautiful?The average annual temperature for the Bahamas is approximately 83ºF. In Eleuthera the weather is almost always warm and rarely goes below 65°F. It gets cool on occasion in the winter months but a long-sleeve shirt will keep you cozy. May and June are the rainiest months, although twice as much rain tends to fall in the northern islands than in the southern ones. Hurricane season is from June to November but it doesn’t seem to slow the flow of travelers to the area. Enjoy water temperatures that average 80ºF year round.

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