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Preacher's Cave

Historic or Prehistoric Place, Historic Site
Entrance to Preacher's Cave showing the path. – Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

This large unique cave is located about two miles east of Gene's Bay. It was discovered by William Sayle and a group of Christians seeking religious freedom from Bermuda, now referred to as "The Eleutheran Adventures."

They were shipwrecked off the Eleuthera coast on a reef called the Devil's Back Bone and took refuge here after coming ashore. They shaped an altar from a large boulder at the far end of the cave, which remarkably still stands, and conducted the island's first religious service there, earning the cave its name.

The site is used by visitors and locals for picnics and other social outings because of the lovely white sandy beach nearby.

Accessibility Notes

The site might not be suitable for someone in a wheelchair, due to the sandy and sometimes overgrown terrain.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are permitted, but should be controlled and not allowed to soil the area.

Time Period Represented

Mid-17th Century


Sunrise to Sunset

Seasons Open

Year Round



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