Welcome to the official site for The Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera, a guide book by Geoff & Vicky Wells, self-proclaimed Beachologists.
And now also the official site for "Images Of Eleuthera", a photo journey from Harbour (Harbor) Island and Spanish Wells in the north to Princess Cay and Lighthouse Beach in the south.
Where Is Eleuthera?
Eleuthera is part of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and is one of the largest of the Out Islands. It is over 100 miles long and about 2 miles across at its widest point.
The resident population is estimated at anywhere from 8,000 to 11,000 depending on the source. The number swells considerably when the winter residents and tourists arrive.
The beaches of Eleuthera are fabulous. Much of the shoreline is beach but unfortunately access to these beaches is limited. Because there is very little commercial development on Eleuthera there is no one to clean the beaches or to maintain access roads. The access roads (if you can call them that) are generally just tracks through the bush cut by local farmers to get to their crops. Sometimes the roads are part of a subdivision and may be paved but even these are often overgrown. There are no “To the Beach” signs and no guarantees that roads you take at random will go anywhere near a beach.
Our book The Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera is designed to change all that. We give you explicit directions and distances from local landmarks to accessible beaches plus warnings about road conditions and the type of vehicle you will need to travel them. We provide GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) readings for each turn you make off the Queens Highway and where each access road meets the beach.
We have personally inspected each beach and rated each one in several useful categories. We hope you agree with our assessments but would appreciate any comments you have on our ratings.