Lighthouse Beach
Lighthouse Beach
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  • Melissa T
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most beautiful place in Eleuthra
    Incredible views and beaches. Wish we would’ve spent more time there. After reading other reviews, I wasn’t sure how accessible the beach would be by car. We were traveling with 5 kids and didn’t want to find out the hard way that it was a long hike or difficult drive. We reserved a boat/captain (Big Mac Fishing - highly recommend) and he drove us right up to the beach. I do hope when Disney ports there it will still be accessible for people…but also hope that added accessibility doesn’t destroy this incredible piece of land.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • lvwhitney
    Las Vegas, Nevada102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soon to be spoiled but well worth the visit
    Go now before Disney opens their private beach. Such a shame they allowed Disney to take over this end of the island. It is an amazing beach with beautiful blue water and powdered sugar sand. It was a 2 mile walk to the end and unfortunately there is some washed up trash on the beach. It was very remote with only a few other people. The views from the rocks are amazing as you can see both the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans. Once Disney opens you will still have the beach at the beginning of the hike and the water and sand are fantastic
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 1, 2024
  • SeaTurtleShells
    United Kingdom31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beauty - for a time
    The most beautiful place I have ever seen. Go now before the beach is filled with cruise ship passengers. It’s heartbreaking to see what Disney have built here. Somewhere so wild & beautiful ruined & mad to look like Disneyland.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 5, 2024
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Villains S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
This beach was everything people say. Remote beautiful unique. The drive is no joke. It was one of our favorite parts of the trip but there were a few times I wasn’t sure our SUV without 4 wheel drive was going to make it. The drive was part of the memory as well ( fun and terrifying) If you have a nice rental with no scratches don’t do it. The car will be scratched afterward. I thought people were exaggerating about the bumps and holes in the road. They aren’t. We spoke with a few people that were there for the 10th time and they said every year the drive is worse. Well worth it if you can get there before Disney ruins it.
Written July 4, 2020
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Melissa T
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Incredible views and beaches. Wish we would’ve spent more time there. After reading other reviews, I wasn’t sure how accessible the beach would be by car. We were traveling with 5 kids and didn’t want to find out the hard way that it was a long hike or difficult drive. We reserved a boat/captain (Big Mac Fishing - highly recommend) and he drove us right up to the beach. I do hope when Disney ports there it will still be accessible for people…but also hope that added accessibility doesn’t destroy this incredible piece of land.
Written July 29, 2023
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Carrie101
Tulsa, OK235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We had the most amazing day at Lighthouse Beach. The gorgeous pictures you see everywhere do NOT do this place justice. Get an good, high clearance vehicle to traverse the last 2-3 miles. Keep your tires on the high rocks, and take your time. You'll be fine. It's not the entire 3 miles, just several areas on that road. (If you still don't want to make the drive, Eleuthera Tours out of Cape Eleuthera, does a nice 1/2 day trip that will take you right to the point!)
Pack chairs, towels, lunch/snacks, your camera and a good book. Wear reasonable shoes to climb some rocks & hike some paths - Keens or Chaccos would be good. Rubber flip flops wouldn't be ideal. No restrooms, so prepare accordingly.

We hung out on the beach for 5- 6 hours, just enjoying the beauty of it all! The lighthouse itself is relatively unimpressive. That part was kind of humorous. We shared the bay w/ some massive, private yachts & had fun trying to figure out who was out there! Our LB day was the highlight of our trip!

If you get to Eleuthera before Disney starts development on this amazing locale, do all you can to visit.
Written April 25, 2021
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allievaccaro
New York City, NY45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
After visiting Eleuthera for the fifth time, my family and I decided it was finally time to visit Lighthouse beach. We heard mixed reviews and were scared by the drive but I’m happy to say we all decided it was worth it.

Pros:
•Stunning shades of blue water
•Calm waves
•Lots of places to explore and rocks to climb
•Exclusive and not crowded

Cons
•Drive- last 3 miles to the beach are a killer. Driving 10mph for 35 minutes over bumpy rocks road (SUV necessary)
•Some seaweed on the shore (could’ve been seasonal) but I’m being picky

Overall, this was a trip we’re happy we took. Would we go again? Probably not. Once was enough. Eleuthera has SO many beautiful beaches for us and Lighthouse was defenitly in the top 5.
Written August 16, 2021
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eee7
Chicago4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited Lighthouse Beach Feb 2020 with our 3 young children, ages 8,6,and 4. We were traveling down from near James Cistern and were undecided if it would be worth the long drive, which was about 1 hr and 45 mins. We made a few stops on the way down to make it a bit more fun for the kids. The road is very bumpy...this is not an understatment! We were on the dirt road portion for about 30 mins.

One word to desribe this place would be MAGICAL! Even the short walk to the beach on the sandy path is something else. This beach just felt different and special. The sand, the water, and the lack of people was just about perfect. I did try to snorkel a bit at the reefs that dotted along the shore. I only saw a few fish and I didn't venture out too much further as it got deep pretty quickly. Definately take a walk and explore the cliffs and walk up to the old lighthouse. I find that some of my favorite beaches have features to explore, which this one definately has.

When we were there, there was a port-a-potty set up where you park. I'm assuming this if for the workers at the beach, but other visitors of the beach were using it. We saw signs and evidence that work was being done, but nothing actively where we were.

I feel like I'm mourning a bit that I may never be back to this beach as it is right now. It's absolutely perfect and it's very sad to think that it will soon be overrun with people that don't truly appreciate untouched and beautiful places.
Written March 5, 2020
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Hola4876
Lansing, MI895 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Well, giving it a 2 because you can't get there. As you've seen in other reviews, Disney is blocking direct access to this beach. It is a 2 mile walk each way from the parking lot. In 85 degree weather, we weren't interested. There is a place nearby that - for $100.00 - will rent a dune buggy to drive there. If you plan to walk, bring lots of water.
Written November 19, 2022
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Mereepp
Perth, Australia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Beautiful beach however when we travelled there in early August 2022 there is a diversion due to the building of a Disney resort, meaning to get to the beach you need to walk 2 miles on another beach to get there. We did it and if you don’t mind a long Beach walk it was fine. Really cool cliffs and nice shade once you reach the beach. Bring lots of water and snacks because there’s nothing around and it’s a long walk in the heat.

Snorkeled here and was pretty disappointed, a few coral fans but otherwise pretty desolate. Go for beach and cliffs unless we missed the better part.
Written August 7, 2022
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John C
Mount Pleasant, SC41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Lured to the far southern tip of Eleuthera, with the promise of the most beautiful beach in the Bahamas, we made the pilgrimage to Lighthouse Beach. After miles of steadily deteriorating dirt roads, we finally abandoned the car and trekked the last mile or so to the secluded coves and crescent beaches at the end of the rutted road – littered with blown tires, air dams, and various parts of cars whose drivers pushed their vehicles to far. The road is truly navigable by only the most resilient of off road vehicles. But the journey IS worth it! I will be forever grateful to the angel in the 4wheel drive truck that gave us a ride back to our car at the end of the day.
Soft white and pink beaches stretch as far as you can see, on both sides of the point. Shallow coral reefs peek through the gentle surf just off shore, offering splendid snorkeling. After the long walk, you might be tempted to plant yourself at the first stretch of pristine sand, where the hardiest of vehicles are parked. But don’t. Hike just a bit further over the hill to the other side. Then climb to the top of the cliff by the lighthouse for what may truly be the most spectacular view in the Bahamas.
A thousand shades of blues and greens lay before you. More shades and colors than there are possible names for the hues. Secluded coves and caves surround the base of the cliffs, offering privacy from the other half dozen people who have also managed to make it this far. Paradise should be a bit challenging to get to, and uncrowded when you do… and Lighthouse Beach does not disappoint!
Written June 28, 2021
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Kim D
Marblehead, MA26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Unfortunately Disney construction at Lighthouse Beach has started. Public access can be spotty. We went on a day when public access was open but you can no longer drive all the way to the point (at least not on the day we went). Instead it looks like a new road has been cleared that takes you to a small parking lot on a beautiful beach on the Atlantic side. From there you have to walk 2 miles to the point. We opted to enjoy the beach and have a picnic lunch instead and hit Ocean Hole and Cathedral Caves on the way back.
Written April 21, 2022
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C.Pappas
Apex, NC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We took a tour through Eleuthera Tours, who treat you right. It was amazing! The beaches were so nice. I brought my Eno hammock and strung it between to coconut trees in the shade. I could have stayed there forever. Make sure that you see it soon because Disney has purchased it and there will be hordes of people and speakers in the trees with piped in reggae music soon. So sad.
Written January 20, 2020
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