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Preacher's Cave

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Entrance to Preacher's Cave showing the path.
Sign at entrance to Preacher's Cave.
Front entrance of Preacher's Cave
Close up view of limestone rocks inside Preacher's Cave.
View of limestone rocks inside Preacher's Cave.
View of "Altar" from just inside Preacher's Cave.
Close up of "Altar" inside Preacher's Cave
View of grounds at Preacher's Cave from inside.
Looking out from inside Preacher's Cave.
Sunlight comes through a large hole in the ceiling of Preacher's Cave.
Flowers at Preacher's Cave.
The pathway to the beach at Preacher's Cave showing the ocean.

This large unique cave is located about two miles east of Gene's Bay. It was discovered by William Sayle and a group of Christians seeking religious freedom from Bermuda, now referred to as "The Eleutheran Adventures."

They were shipwrecked off the Eleuthera coast on a reef called the Devil's Back Bone and took refuge here after coming ashore. They shaped an altar from a large boulder at the far end of the cave, which remarkably still stands, and conducted the island's first religious service there, earning the cave its name.

The site is used by visitors and locals for picnics and other social outings because of the lovely white sandy beach nearby.

Hours Open: Sunrise to Sunset

Time Period Represented: Mid-17th Century

Seasons Open: Year Round

Visitor Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

The site might not be suitable for someone in a wheelchair, due to the sandy and sometimes overgrown terrain.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are permitted, but should be controlled and not allowed to soil the area.

For More Information, Contact:

Harbour Island Tourist Office
Bay Street, Dunmore Town, HI
(242) 333-2621

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 25.552272000
Longitude: -76.701500000
Elevation: 26 FT (8 M)
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