Hatchet Bay Cave, Eleuthera

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  • Great caving site. Cave was longer than I expected, a flashlight is a must for all members of the group.  more »
  • Hatchet Bay Cave was a recommended visit by a local we met on the plane over. As previous reviews stated Turn AT the Sign. The road in was bumpy/rocky with the vegitation at roof top. Just a short dri...  more »
  • Was told this was easy t o get to but we couldn't get through the path to get to the cave. SO disappointing.  more »
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  • Good stop if you're in the area and feeling a little adventurous. The entry has quite a bit of graffiti which is disappointing. But if you follow the stairs down and to the right the cavern opens up a little and a carved set of stairs is revealed. At the bottom of the stairs is a ladder that is missing several rungs. If you descend be prepared for a little scramble to get back up. There is an old tattered rope to guide you through the rest of the cave.
  • Great historical place to stop by if your in town. Site see and explore!
  • This is apparently the largest cave that has yet been discovered on Eleuthera. To get there, turn off the main road on the road right next to the sign that says Hatchet Bay Cave. The road wasn't smooth, but passable for most cars up until the first cave entrance. After that, the road gets pretty bad, but I imagine that the road takes you around to another cave entrance. This first entrance is not very assuming, but I just added a picture of the wooden board with spray paint that marks it. Right next to that sign is a staircase and railing that takes you into the opening chamber. You won't get much further without a flashlight - I recommend a head lamp. Head back to the right and you'll come across a hallway-size opening with some stairs carved out of it, which in turn lead you to an old rusty ladder that is missing a rung. Tied to this ladder is a string that is supposed to be you through the cave to another exit. I didn't make it all the way this time, but hope to be back!!
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