There is a really laid-back atmosphere on Alabaster Beach, and ocean views here on the east coast of Eleuthera are to die for. Boating, snorkeling, strolling along the coast and other activities are all good options on this relaxed beach.
Set near the middle of the island of Eleuthera, Alabaster Beach is on the North West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. It's often said that Alabaster Beach is perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in the Bahamas offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.
Access is easy in the car by taking Queen's Hwy south from the airport and taking a right on the road that leads to the Cocodimama Charming Resort. This road will take you directly to the beach.
The beach stretches on for over a mile, and its white powdery sand is perfect for long walks or for digging your toes into under the many available shaded areas. The water remains shallow pretty far out and is almost always calm and clear, making for a really pleasant place to take a dip.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.
If you usually choose beach days that provide a serene place to escape, then you may want to try Alabaster Beach; it's tucked away within a much quieter part of Eleuthera.
Travelers will find Alabaster Beach on the North West coast of Eleuthera; this area boasts other attractions such as NAVFAC Base, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|NAVFAC Base||Historical Site||0.2 mi.||E||Eleuthera|
|Big Tree at Palmetto Point||Historical Site||11.1 mi.||SE||Eleuthera|
|Historical Site||21.9 mi.||SSE||Eleuthera|
|Cotton Bay Golf Club||Golf Course||35.3 mi.||S||Eleuthera|
The nearby town of Governors Harbour is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Governors Harbour is found maybe six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.
Though beach-goers will find relatively few places to stay nearby, those accommodation options closest to Alabaster Beach can be viewed in the following list.
|Hut Pointe Inn||3.5||SE||Hotel|
Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places 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 dining options near this beach.
|The Beach House||(242) 332-3387||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.4 mi.||NNW|
|Bistro Restaurant||(242) 332-3422||International||Informal||3.8 mi.||SE|
Eleuthera has many nice beaches, so Alabaster Beach is just one of your options.
Another location you might enjoy is South Palmetto Point, found within the range of a taxi. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Airport Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it less than a mile to the north.
You may also enjoy Governors Harbour Beach, located six and a half miles away.
While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Alabaster Beach could end up a family favorite.
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