Located a few miles south of the Glass Window Bridge and on the northern tip of Gregory Town, Gaulding Cay is a small vacation community nestled against one of the most popular Caribbean side beaches that bears the same known. There are several beachfront homes and that's about it! Across the street from the dirt access road that leads to the community you will find Daddy Joe's Bar and Grill and a souvenir shop. Gaulding Cay, while technically part of Gregory Town, is about 3 miles north of the center of the settlement and 5 miles south of Upper Bogue.
Travelers choose Gaulding Cay for it's outstanding beach plus it's proximity to the string of nearby natural heritage sites, which are just a stroll away. They include the Glass Window Bridge, the Cow and Bull rock formation, and the Queen's Baths, which is a collection of elevated tide pools that are filled by the sea. All of those attractions can be reached by foot. Gaulding Cay is also very close to North Eleuthera Airport (ELH) and the two small islands to the north, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island, both of which are reached via water taxi.
There are two restaurants that are very close to Gaulding Cay. Daddy Joe's is right across the street from the access road and The Glass Window Bar and Grill is just north of the bridge about a mile and a half away. Other nearby restaurants include The Cove Resort and several restaurants within the settlement of Gregory Town including Unca Gene's, the Surf Shack. Surfer's Manor near Surfer's Beach is also nearby. A slightly longer drive brings you to the restaurants in the settlements of Alice Town and Rainbow Bay.
Beaches - Eleuthera is home to 135 pristine beaches most of which you will have completely to yourself. You could do nothing other than explore beaches for your entire vacation. Pack a picnic. Grab some beverages. Go beach hunting. Make sure to purchase The Beach Book, Eleuthera, Bahamas edition before your trip so you can plan ahead. This travel guide is not available on the island.
Natural Attractions - there are quite a few Bahamian heritage sites worth visiting. These include, in no particular order.
Tours - consider taking a nature tour with one of the island tour guides. They can cater your tour specifically for your group. They offer a variety of land and sea options that include snorkeling (The Eleuthera Snorkel Book) deep sea fishing, scuba diving, scenic tours to the Schooner Cays, visits to pig island, spearfishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and much, much more.
Leon Levy Preserve - this 30-acre preserve has been designed as a research center for traditional bush medicine; a facility for the propagation of indigenous plants and trees; and an educational center focusing on the importance of native vegetation to the biodiversity of The Bahamas.
Day Trip to Harbour Island and Spanish Wells - consider exploring one or both of Eleuthera's two neighboring island to the north. Both are reached via water taxi. A golf cart can be rented at the dock so you can explore. They are both different and unique in their own way.
Lighthouse Beach - considered by many to be one of the best beaches in The World, Lighthouse Beach is at the southeastern tip of the island. A series of small beautiful cays form a set of giant steps leading out to sea from where the old lighthouse building still stands guard from its hilltop perch. Hike, relax, picnic, explore the natural ponds and visit the gap where two oceans collide.
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