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.

Set toward the center of the island of Eleuthera, Airport Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. It's often said that Airport Beach is the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually more crowded since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Airport Beach offers those who visit an idyllic and relaxing experience, in part because the location that surrounds the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Eleuthera; it's located near attractions like NAVFAC Base, which is a mile away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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

Not far away you'll find Governors Harbour, a town which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Airport Beach, Governors Harbour is a little ways off, maybe seven and a half miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though beach-goers will generally find few accommodations in the area, those accommodation options closest to Airport Beach are shown in the table that follows.

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'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is The Beach House, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

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

Eleuthera has several beautiful beaches, so Airport Beach is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy South Palmetto Point, situated within cab range of the beach. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Alabaster Beach could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found less than a mile to the south.

You may also want to consider Governors Harbour Beach, which is located seven and a half miles to the southeast.

Airport Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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