Monticello Estate, Eleuthera Bahamas
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French Leave Beach

French Leave Beach a.k.a. Club Med Beach is a beautiful pink sand beach that stretches for over a mile. Located on Bank's Road in Governor's Harbour, it is one of the nicest beaches on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera and the offshore reefs keep the water mostly calm.

It gets its name from the Old Club Med Resort that was destroyed by hurricane Floyd in 1999; it is now being rebuilt under the name French Leave Resort.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Beachcombing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing

Light House beach Eleuthera

Lighthouse Beach is known for its endless miles of unspoiled, soft, powdery, blush-rose sand beach, considered to be one of the most magnificent beaches in The Islands of The Bahamas, and some say it even rivals Harbour Island's Pink Sand Beach. This hidden gem teeters at the southernmost point of Eleuthera, on the Atlantic side of the island. It is nestled in the bosom of a massive rock structure behind some sand dunes. It is very unique because you can play in two bodies of water almost simultaneously, the Exuma Sound (Caribbean Sea) and the Atlantic Ocean. The beach on the Caribbean Sea has several hidden caves and offers good shelling and great snorkeling just a walk off the beach. The Atlantic beach offers great vistas, including Half Moon Cay.

It is also a great place to sunbathe or pack a picnic basket and spend an entire romantic afternoon or sunset stroll with your significant other. You will have the seclusion of an enclosed cove, as well as the adventure of climbing up to the old lighthouse located on a dramatic limestone promontory overlooking the ocean. It you want a photo taken in the lighthouse, be sure to stand at the window and it will be naturally framed. If you decide to camp out for the night, the rock structure provides great protection from the elements.

The path to Lighthouse Beach is somewhat difficult, but the payoff is well worth it.

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Preachers Cave

Along with the island of Eleuthera, Preacher's Cave was discovered in the 1600s by Captain William Sayles. The placard at the entrance of the cave says “William Sayle shipwrecked at Devil Backbone found refuge here. Sermons held 100 years.” The cave is located approximately 10 miles from North Eleuthera Airport and is on the north shores of Eleuthera adjoining a long and broad sweeping beach called Tay Bay Beach

We can visualize the first discovery of Preacher's Cave from Everild Young's book Eleuthera:  “One can imagine the two tiny ships feeling their way southward with their cargoes of hopes and aspirations, the sea bright, sparkling in the sunshine, and then all of a sudden producing one of those appalling storms that the islanders today call “a rage”. They must have sailed too close to the reefs bounding the northern tip of Eleuthera on the Atlantic side of the island, and been caught by a sudden change of weather.”

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