As the name suggests, the beach runs parallel to the runway of a small airstrip, Governor's Harbor Airport. However, the planes are pretty infrequent and never very bothersome.
Located on the island of Eleuthera, Airport Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Airport Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.
Taking Knowles Drive to the west for a half mile will take you right to the beach. This is the main access and puts you at the southern tip of the beach. Once on the beach, walking to the left will allow you to continue for miles.
The sand on this never-ending beach is a pinkish white color and very fine. That coupled with its phenomenal length of three miles make this beach the perfect place for a romantic stroll, no matter the time day. The mangroves lining Airport Beach's quiet coast are another interesting feature.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Airport Beach offers an idyllic and serene getaway, as the area surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.
This pleasant stretch of sand known as Airport Beach is on the North West coast of Eleuthera; this area boasts other attractions such as NAVFAC Base, which is a mile away.
With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|NAVFAC Base||Historical Site||1.0 mi.||S||Eleuthera|
|Big Tree at Palmetto Point||Historical Site||11.7 mi.||SE||Eleuthera|
|Historical Site||22.8 mi.||SSE||Eleuthera|
|Cotton Bay Golf Club||Golf Course||36.2 mi.||S||Eleuthera|
Airport Beach is close to Governors Harbour, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Governors Harbour is the closest city and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Airport Beach, Governors Harbour isn't out of reach at seven and a half miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
While you won't find very many accommodations in the region, those options closest to Airport Beach can be seen below.
|Hut Pointe Inn||4.3||SE||Hotel|
Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is The Beach House, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.
The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.
|The Beach House||(242) 332-3387||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.6 mi.||NW|
|Bistro Restaurant||(242) 332-3422||International||Informal||4.5 mi.||SE|
Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Airport Beach on Eleuthera.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like South Palmetto Point, located within the range of a cab. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Alabaster Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found less than a mile to the south.
You might also want to visit Governors Harbour Beach, located seven and a half miles to the southeast.
Perhaps Airport Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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