CULTURAL IMPORTANCE

Lighthouse Point is used by locals for fishing, crabbing and bush medicine. The area is a prime location for beachcombing, swimming and snorkeling and draws thousands of tourists each year. The location is rated as Eleuthera's 4th most popular attraction on TripAdvisor.  Local guides operate small boutique eco-tours to the location.  Lighthouse Point is near to Millar’s Plantation, a colonial-era plantation as well as the remains throughout Bannerman Town. Together these could be developed in a sustainable way to help conserve the history of the area.  

natural beauty

Lighthouse is best known for its spectacular, unspoiled sandy beaches and prominent rock outcroppings that border the shoreline. Scenic vistas abound along the undeveloped and dramatic beachfront. Higher elevation ridges provide views of a number of salt ponds and the stunning horizon. 

 
 Photo courtesy of  The Lonesome Photographer

Photo courtesy of The Lonesome Photographer

Environmental, Educational and Scientific Importance

 Photo courtesy of the One Eleuthera Foundation

Photo courtesy of the One Eleuthera Foundation

Lighthouse Point boasts high biological diversity and supports at least eight plant species unique to The Bahamas and over 200 species of birds.  The coppice forest consists of a unique combination of species, including high numbers of Lignum Vitae, the national tree of The Bahamas, that is becoming increasingly rare. Big Pond, a hyper-saline water habitat is of high scientific value where stromatolites, an ancient form of life - have reportedly been found. Archaeological remains have also been identified been found on the site and invite further exploration. The Cape Eleuthera Institute, the Bahamas National Trust, and the One Eleuthera Foundation currently use the site for scientific and educational field trips as well as research excursions. 


Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
— Edward Abbey