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Preacher's Cave, Eleuthera

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Delve into Preacher's Cave to see a spectacular natural wonder with skylights in the ceiling. Discovered in the 17th century, the cave once served as a shelter for Captain William Sayles and a group of Puritans, who used the cavern to hold religious services. A placard at the entrance reads, "William Sayles shipwrecked at Devil Backbone found refuge here. Sermons held 100 years." Following your exploration of the cave, you can visit some of the surrounding beaches. See Preacher's Cave and all Eleuthera has to offer by arranging your trip with our Eleuthera tourist route planner.
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  • The majority of reviews have it right. The cave is grand but none too deep. In fact you can run the whole thing over in a minute. A place of historical significance though and true the path leading th...  more »
  • This site is located 15 minutes from the airport of North elehutera. The site isn't that great but the beaches in front of are worth seeing.
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  • This was an awesome cave to check out with some cool history. We followed a long path where we could hear water and it was a cool beach with a great view.  more »
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  • I've been to this historic site many times. It is very cool. After visiting the cave, we go straight away from the cave to the beach, which is beautiful and take a swim.
  • Preacher's Cave is considered one of the most significant points of interest on Eleuthera Island. It is the site where William Sayle, former Governor of Bermuda, led a group of about 70 Puritans to the Bahamas seeking to establish a new colony free from religious persecution. Preacher's Cave is a part of the newly formed "Heritage and Conservation Trail".