Locale of Winding Beach; it is enclosed in a bay; incidentally, going to the Schooner Cays, on the left of the map, is a great day trip. One of the cays used to be a stop-off for cruise ships, until Hurrican Floyd did it in. But, now, you can go to the island, which has great beaches, and spent it alone on a small 10 acre island, all alone. Best way to get there is from Powell Point in Cape Eleuthera.
Nautical Map of the area of Winding Bay-Venta Beach
Here below, you see the relationship of Winding Bay to Tarpum Bay. The Venta Club, an Italian own resort, now defunct, used to be located on the north part of Winding Bay.
Winding Bay is an excellent place to windsurf, since you get the good Atlantic winds, but it is located in a bay. The next four pictures of windsurfing were taken in Winding Bay
Good news for windsurfing in Eleuthera; Jethro Armstrong of Tarpum Bay has informed us that he is happy to offer people people advice on where to windsurf on Eleuthera. He has scouted out the whole Island and has a good idea which beaches have the ideal conditions for windsurfing.
In his words, "....it is always nice to have people to windsurf with. Also, the island is brilliant for windsurfing! I can't believe no one has opened a windsurf/kitesurf school here!!
"I would also help you get started with your windsurinf in Eleuthera, (I am a Qualified Instructor). I do have a full time job as a school teacher here, so it would be a case of filtting it in around work...,,,,I might also be able to rent out my own windsurf kit, but I am not sure about that yet...
But either way, I am happy to offer people advice if they want to email me, at
See the Windsurfing page