Ten Bay Beach
Ten Bay Beach
4.5
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BelGal
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera56 contributions
May 2022
Amazing water to swim. Road to reach it is a track and if it has rained in the past few days there will be big puddles to negotiate. Beach was quiet, just a few people and a couple of boats the first time. 2nd visit some people set up a bar and had really loud techo music so that made everyone leave, maybe that was their ploy haha. Gets very hot because the wind does not reach here so make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen.
Written May 2, 2022
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wes032
Chicago, IL22,957 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is an extremely gorges beach on the Caribbean side of Eleuthera. It’s a long expanse of fine sand. The water is very shallow so at low tide you can wade very far out, which makes it great for kids. The rear of the beach is lined with trees so it’s not too hard to find some shade. It’s a popular beach and there are some rental houses along it so don’t expect it to be completely empty. But it’s not crowded, especially if you’re willing to walk a couple hundred yards down from the parking area. There was also good snorkeling along the rocks to the left when facing the water. We saw a gigantic crab, friendly turtle, several stingrays, one large skate or ray, and several large schools of silver and white fish. The middle of the bay is all sand so good to see sand dollars but not a lot else.

The road to the beach is pretty rocky. It’s not paved. So make sure your rental Jeep or SUV has good tires.
Written July 25, 2021
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shannonhy
Houston, TX7 contributions
Aug 2022
It's the most serene place I've ever been.

Go during low-tide and look for sand dollars, they are everywhere! Please leave them if they are still brown / alive.

I saw a massive ray under water, hiding under the sand. All I could see were her eyes. So beautiful. Snorkeling by the rocks is like being in an aquarium.

There are little clear jellies but they weren't harmul.
Written August 9, 2022
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Carrie101
Tulsa, OK231 contributions
Apr 2021
We had a wonderful time piddling around, looking for sand dollars. We saw 3 small sharks, close to the shore (it was around 9 am), as we were meandering about. Ten Bay would be a gorgeous place to just bring a blanket & some snacks and just hang out for the day. Not a ton of snorkeling (which I prefer), but the water was shallow quite a ways out. It was clear & beautiful with lots of trees to provide good shade.
Written June 20, 2021
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JURatGNR
Ohio194 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Hate to sound like a broken record, but the beaches here are world class beauty and this is one of them!

VERY easy access and less then 1//2 mile on a good road, must make this one of the favorites. With some shells to be had, crystal clear water and shallow wading, it's a good day here! Facing due west, it gets the afternoon sun and maybe a good sunset spot...wasn't there for that though. The beach/waters edge is shaded a bit in the morning hours, which makes a great place to lounge and read while the sun gets thru the plentiful shade trees.
One of Eleuthera's gems for sure!
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Written July 4, 2018
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Mariana B
Montreal, Canada112 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
We stayed right at this beach, the views are great. The water always clear and calm and seems to go on forever under your knee. From our balcony we can see tons of baby fish, guarded by a school of trumpet fish (8 or so), tons of sea stars, stingrays plus the occasional barracuda and other bigger fish.
Written January 7, 2015
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GRZ
Chicago, IL8,348 contributions
Jan 2021
The drive may be challenging at first as the beach is neither super close to Governor's Harbour, nor to Rock Island and once you make it here the first part of the offroad is pretty bad but do not get discouraged! It's only bad at the very beginning and later on the drive gets better - there are actually some personal residences at the end of this offroad so think of them using it on daily basis :)

The water here especially on the lower tide is extremely shallow and the sandbars exposed are a tone of fun to walk around even if you don't anticipate to stay here on the beach. We didn't find any sand dollars but there were plenty of sea shells :)

TIP: there are no restaurants in walking distance, not even a short drive so bring water and food with you if you are planning to stay here longer
Written January 8, 2021
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LeonardBKamloops_BC
Kamloops, Canada60 contributions
Mar 2020
This is probably one of my 10 favorite beaches ever, at least five of them are in Eleuthera. Try to go during low tide when the sand bars are out, the water is very warm and shallow for a long ways out. Excellent beach if you have kids. Very safe. Just watch for sea urchins.
Written March 14, 2020
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boattomanly
york pa75 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Ten Bay is stunning. The beach seems protected from rough waves. There is about 200 yards into the ocean where the water is only 3 feet high. This is great for non swimmers and children. There is fantastic snorkeling along the coral. The snorkeling is so awesome, I don’t think one needs to scuba dive there. Great beach to walk on about half a mile long. We saw amazing sunsets followed by stars that light up the sky. Magical place.
Written November 8, 2018
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mobile_Vito
Novi, MI52 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you have FOMO you should probably make a visit to Ten Bay Beach, even if you are staying on the beautiful French Leave Beach, like we were.

The top reasons to go:
- Beautiful clear, warm water
- Shallow water with sandbars
- Protected cove with no waves
- Pine trees lining the shore

We read that you can sometimes find sand dollars, starfish, and sea urchins. We only saw sea urchins on our visit. There are a lot of shells on the shore but mostly very weathered.

Ten Bay is not better than French Leave, just something different to do. I think it would be perfect with small children — though not more perfect than the natural shallow pool off the beach access road 1.6 km south east of Tippy’s.

People say that you can drive right to the beach on the paved road, and we saw some people doing it. I say if you don’t have a serious 4WD vehicle then it’s not worth it to avoid the 8 minute walk from the Queen’s Highway. Just park in the grassy area along the highway and walk the 650 m to the beach. The main challenges of driving are 1) rocks, 2) ruts, and 3) mud. You can see these hazards in the attached pictures. While much of the drive is just packed dirt, there are random large rocks in the tracks and ruts that make choosing your path challenging. There is also a lot of mud that feels like clay and was inexplicably still wet after 5 days of dry weather.
Written January 3, 2020
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