Best Lighthouse Point Beach Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Eleuthera Islands.

  Eleuthera Islands, Bahamas


  July 3, 2016

Northeast of Nassau on the southernmost point of Eleuthera, the snorkeling at Lighthouse Point Beach near the middle reef is known for its parrotfish, grunts, angelfish, yellowtail and grouper among the elkhorn, star and brain coral formations. Lighthouse Point is a remote, end-of-road destination with waters that range from 6 to 12 feet deep off a half-mile cove.

The island of Eleuthera is a 100 mile long Bahamas Out island that is generally undeveloped. A great base for exploring the snorkelling off Eleuthera is Harbour Island off the northshore. Lighthouse Beach is located about 3.1 miles to the south-southeast of Bannerman Town.

To reach the snorkeling at Eleuthera Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. To reach the out islands from Nassau, you can either use Bahamas Air (which is known for late departures) or use the mail boat ferry service (393-1064). The long Eleuthera Island has three airports, including the North Eleuthera Airport, the mid-island Governors Harbor Airport, and the southern Rock Sound Airport. There are regular flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, into Governors Harbor Airport, and flights from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando into North Eleuthera Airport on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner).

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling off Eleuthera Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Lighthouse Point Beach is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 7 snorkeling dives in Eleuthera Islands.

Local Contacts:  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Valentines Dive Center, Harbour Island (242)-333-2080; Fishbone Tours (242) 332-6524.

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Surfer's Haven Guesthouse, Gregory Town

Luxury Loding:  Valentines Resort, Harbour Island; The Cove, Gregory Town

GPS:  24.615204, -76.144609

Date Published:  12/27/2011

Date Updated:  7/3/2016

ID:  22975

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