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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  • July 9, 2017
    A bit of a drive depending where you are staying. Took an hour to drive from Governor's Harbour. Cool historical site. Beautiful beach a small path from the parking area.  more »
  • May 3, 2017
    Very cool place with an interesting history. If you skip across the street, there's another amazing beach with nobody on it- but watch for boat traffic!! Stay close to shore.  more »
  • April 12, 2017
    If you like history this is a must for you when on Eleuthera. If you don't like history the beach is pretty amazing here too. It is worth the drive.  more »
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  • April 29, 2017
    Really cool place, the bus driver says it goes all the way back to the end lol classic bahamian humor at its finest. Amazing beach there as well
  • June 7, 2017
    Awesome history and don't miss the beach opposite
  • May 28, 2017
    It's an historical place to visit, and its beautiful
  • January 28, 2017
    Very cool cave and a beautiful powder Sand Beach
  • March 2, 2017
    Historical site with lovely beach near by

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