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 in the heart of the island of Eleuthera, Airport Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Airport Beach may be a bit off the beaten path, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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.

Airport Beach offers a calm and relaxing enclave, in part because the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Eleuthera. It is near some interesting sites like NAVFAC Base, which is situated a mile to the south, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Airport Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 1.0 mi. S Eleuthera
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.0 mi. SE Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 11.7 mi. SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 22.8 mi. SSE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Airport Beach is near Governors Harbour, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Governors Harbour, a city which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Airport Beach, Governors Harbour isn't out of reach at seven and a half miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Airport Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty good selection of lodging options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Airport Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cocodimama 0.9 S Resort
Buttonwood Reserve 3.6 NW Villa complex
Hut Pointe Inn 4.3 SE Hotel


Though the area surrounding Airport Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is LeoRose Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, which is a quick car or cab ride away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Airport Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
LeoRose Sunset Beach Bar & Grill (242) 335-6223 Bahamian 4.0 mi. NW Eleuthera

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Eleuthera besides Airport Beach worth visiting.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like South Palmetto Point, situated within the range of a taxi. On the other hand, Alabaster Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located less than a mile to the south.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Governors Harbour Beach, which is located a brief cab ride away.

Maybe Airport Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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