Airport Beach

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 toward the center of the island of Eleuthera, Airport Beach is on the North West edge of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Airport Beach might be a bit off the beaten path, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you usually prefer shores which provide a relaxing enclave, then maybe head on over to Airport Beach; it's found in a less urbanized section of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Airport Beach on the North West coast of Eleuthera. It is near NAVFAC Base, which is located a mile away, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Airport Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 1.0 mi. S Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 11.7 mi. SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 22.8 mi. SSE Eleuthera
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 36.2 mi. S Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Governors Harbour is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Governors Harbour is a little ways off, maybe seven and a half miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Airport Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Airport Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cocodimama 0.9 S Resort
Hut Pointe Inn 4.3 SE Hotel
Duck Inn 7.2 SE Cottages


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are prepared 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.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Airport Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Beach House (242) 332-3387 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. NW
Kel-D's Bar and Grill -- -- -- 4.4 mi. NW
Bistro Restaurant (242) 332-3422 International Informal 4.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Eleuthera, so if Airport Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, located within the range of a cab. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Alabaster Beach. You'll find it less than a mile to the south.

You may also enjoy Governors Harbour Beach, which is located seven and a half miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and paying a visit to Airport Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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