This dirt road in Governor's Harbour reveals undercover beaches
May 24, 2017
Venture beyond the most common areas and find beaches hidden in plain sight
Traveling on the Queen's Highway, the main road running the entire length of Eleuthera island it is impossible not to notice all of the dirt roads that veer off, usually towards the coast. They stick out like a forbidden garden begging to be explored. Many beaches lie beyond these bumpy roads.
In Governor's Harbour, there's a hidden beach road that gives you access to several undercover beaches. We explored a three mile stretch from French Leave Beach to Twin Coves and discovered that while French Leave is the most well-known and easily accessible Governor's Harbour beach, it is not the only beach worthy of exploring.
All of the beaches along this coast are washed by the Atlantic Ocean, so unlike beaches on the shallow side of the island known as the Banks, these beaches can have bigger waves that sometimes make leisurely swimming inconvenient. On windy days you'll want to keep this in mind. Typically, these beaches will also have more seaweed than beaches on the Banks.
Use the map to find the jump off point along Pine Street to head off-road in search of these undercover beaches.