Driftwood Beach

An interesting but small beach, Driftwood get its name from the loads of items that make their way here, washing up on shore. Some will find this an annoyance, but others will find it terribly interesting.

Located toward the center of the island of Eleuthera, 4.3 miles east of Alice Town, Driftwood Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. There are advantages to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; less popular beaches like Driftwood Beach are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

How to Access The Beach
Driftwood beach can be accessed off of Queen's Highway, in between James Point Beach and Hidden Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The fascinating coral formations you'll find in the vicinity make this beach worth a visit, particularly if you have proper shoes for climbing up and over the many rocks.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

If you usually choose shores that offer those who visit a calm haven, then think about trying out Driftwood Beach; it's located in a more rural area of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Driftwood Beach on the North West coast of Eleuthera. It is close to NAVFAC Base, which is reachable in a taxi, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Driftwood Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 8.2 mi. SE Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 19.1 mi. SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 29.2 mi. SE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Eleuthera to Driftwood Beach is Alice Town. This location is only four and a half miles from the shore, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It should be noted that this section of the Bahamas is certainly not a bustling region, but it can be an interesting destination for guests wanting to scope out the local scene.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Driftwood Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rainbow Inn 2.1 mi. W Cottages
Surfers Beach Manor Hotel 7.5 mi. WNW Hotel
Cocodimama 8.0 mi. SE Resort


Although the area surrounding Driftwood Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. Rainbow Inn Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Driftwood Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rainbow Inn Restaurant (242) 335-0294 Eclectic Informal 2.1 mi. W
Kel-D's Bar and Grill -- -- -- 3.3 mi. E
Waters Edge Internet Cafe (242) 335-0679 -- -- 4.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Driftwood Beach on Eleuthera.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Pink Sands Beach, found 17 and a half miles to the northwest. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Hidden Beach is just right. It's found two and a half miles to the west-northwest.

You might also want to visit Smugglers Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Driftwood Beach is just one of the many options.


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