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“Beautiful beach and well worth the trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gaulding's Cay

Gaulding's Cay
Eleuthera
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Ranked #14 of 43 things to do in Eleuthera
Activities: Sunbathing, Snorkeling
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Owner description: A remote, one-mile stretch of white beach surrounded by pines: a peacefull, scenic place to lounge and snorkel.
Princeton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Beautiful beach and well worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This secluded beach is perfect for a day of snorkeling and sun bathing. We biked to this beach (on more than 1 day) from the Cove. It was about a 2 mile bike ride or about a 15 minute ride. The beach access is located across the street from Daddy Joe's. You need to look out for the public beach access sign and then follow the sandy road. Once on it, you will come to a fork. We found that the left fork was better for biking and driving. It is nice and firm and you can drive/bike right up to the beach.

The beach is BEAUTIFUL and really secluded. On our first day, we only encountered 1 woman and on the other days we visited we had it pretty much to ourselves. Being on the Caribbean side, the water was really calm and crystal clear. I encourage you to go during low tide, especially if you can't swim. During that time, you can walk out to the island without any problems. If you like to snorkel, the island is great as are the rocks along either side of the beach. You will find lots of stuff to see. During high tide, the water is still pretty shallow. You can walk out far without the water getting too high.

We found sand dollars and beautiful conch shells. One tip, if you snorkel, you will find larger shells that are intact if you snorkel along the shore line. The shells at the edge of the water were broken, but we found some beautiful ones a few feet in while snorkeling.

We even had our own tour guide who led us to the beach. We stopped off at Daddy Joe's to buy some water before going to the Cay. And the owner's dog, Spot, actually led us to the beach and played with us in the water before going back home. Definitely make this beach one of your stops. You won't be disappointed.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful secluded beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Gaulding's Cay is a short drive from The Cove Eleuthera. You drive down a narrow sandy road. You can easily drive there in a normal car and don't need a SUV or anything like that.

We went in late May, and it was drizzling, so we didn't stay long. However, on a nice day, you could stay the full day and swim out to the small island. There are one or two houses close by, but we saw no one else around.

The view was beautiful and I would definitely recommend checking this beach out!

Visited May 2013
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My favourite beach, soft sand under foot, warm turquoise calm water, crystal clear, shade readily available under the pine trees, easy access, NO PEOPLE, amazing.

Visited April 2013
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“relaxing and private”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

protected cove, white sandy beach, we found some lovely shells
we were the only ones there! Wonderful day at the beach

Visited April 2013
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“Great for beginners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a great beginner spot for snorkeling. We found some bonefish here as well so don't forget your fly rod.

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