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 near the heart of the island of Eleuthera, 4.3 miles east of Alice Town, Driftwood Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby. It's often said that Driftwood Beach is perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches in the Bahamas may provide just as many amenities as Driftwood Beach, but are usually more cramped since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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, restrooms will not be available here.

Driftwood Beach brings guests an idyllic and relaxing experience, due to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Eleuthera; this area boasts other attractions such as NAVFAC Base, which is eight miles away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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 closest section of Eleuthera to Driftwood Beach is Alice Town. This interesting part of Eleuthera is only four and a half miles from the beach, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. It's important to note that this region of the Bahamas isn't a congested area, and it will be a nice day out for those who want to see more of the area.


How many other people you encounter at Driftwood Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Driftwood Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although vacationers will find few hotels in the immediate vicinity, those accommodations closest to Driftwood Beach can be viewed in the following table.

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 you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Rainbow Inn Restaurant, which is two miles away.

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

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

There are other beaches on Eleuthera you might like besides Driftwood Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Pink Sands Beach, situated 17 and a half miles away. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Hidden Beach. It's found two and a half miles to the west-northwest.

You may also enjoy Smugglers Beach, which is located one and an eighth miles to the west.

You may find that Driftwood Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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