The Glass Window Bridge (Eleuthera)

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Key Info

Queen's Highway

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Hiking, Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 2.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

For one of the most unique views in the Bahamas, travel along Queen's Highway to The Glass Window Bridge. This strip of land and road – which connects Eleuthera's Gregory Town and Lower Bogue – measures just 30 feet wide at its narrowest point. On its northern side, you'll find the rough, deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and on the southern side, the calm, turquoise-green waters of the Exuma Sound (in the Caribbean Sea).

According to previous visitors, the stark contrast between The Glass Window Bridge's two sides makes for "beautiful" and "truly amazing" views. You can see both sides without leaving your car, but to make the most of your time at the bridge, many recommend hiking around the area. To do so safely, wear shoes with a good grip, and take your time traversing the sharp rocks. A free public beach is also available on the Caribbean side.

The Glass Window Bridge is located on the northern end of Eleuthera and is free to access 24 hours a day. A parking lot is not readily available at the bridge, so use caution when leaving your vehicle on the side of the road. There are also no restrooms here, but seafood dishes, island-inspired drinks and more are sold at El Karaka Glass Window Bar & Grill, which sits just north of the bridge by the beach. To learn more about the attraction, check out The Islands of the Bahamas' Glass Window Bridge page.

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The Bahamas' year-round warm weather makes it a prime spot for a relaxing vacation in the sun, and some of the islands' best places to unwind can be found overlooking the country's clear blue waters. Available beaches on the Bahamas' 700 islands range from water sports-focused sands at mega-resorts like Atlantis, Paradise Island to quiet sanctuaries on private islands. Some are great locales for snorkeling or horseback riding, while others are best suited for lounging with a drink.

Gold Rock Beach in Lucayan National Park (which was featured in two "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies), Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island (named for its stunning blush shoreline) and the beaches on The Exumas' Stocking Island (where you can swim and feed stingrays) are many travelers' favorite stretches of sand.

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