Rainbow Bay Beach

Beautiful and clear water mixed in with the tropical scenery and low development make Rainbow Bay Beach a prime spot for anyone looking to escape within the convenience of nearby amenities.

Located on the island of Eleuthera, 3.4 miles east of Alice Town, Rainbow Bay Beach is on the Northwest coast of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is right off of Queen's Highway.

Amenities and Ambiance

While sand covers most of the beach, there are spots where the ground is a bit more rocky. However, the rocky areas are in the minority; with shimmering sand and clear water drawing the visitors.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Luckily, umbrellas will be offered here for visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade.

One of the more serene beaches, Rainbow Bay Beach with its offering of amenities and services are sure to be a hit for visitors hoping to spend some time away from the busy beaches, as it is situated in a calm area. As such, fighting to locate an unused comfort at the beach is not a thing you will do regularly, in spite of what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Rainbow Bay Beach is on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera. It is near some interesting sites like NAVFAC Base, which is just a cab ride away, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Rainbow Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 8.8 mi. SE Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 19.7 mi. SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 29.5 mi. SE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Eleuthera to Rainbow Bay Beach is Alice Town. This friendly part of Eleuthera is just three and a half miles from the shore, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. It's important to note that isn't exactly a bustling area, so for guests hoping to scope out the local scene, this area of the Bahamas is a good option.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within a several miles, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Rainbow Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rainbow Inn 1.2 mi. WNW Cottages
Surfers Beach Manor Hotel 6.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Cocodimama 8.6 mi. SE Resort
The Cove 10.0 mi. WNW Hotel


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Rainbow Inn Restaurant, which is one and a quarter miles to the west-northwest of it.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Rainbow Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rainbow Inn Restaurant (242) 335-0294 Eclectic Informal 1.2 mi. WNW
Waters Edge Internet Cafe (242) 335-0679 -- -- 3.4 mi. W
Kel-D's Bar and Grill -- -- -- 4.2 mi. E

Other Beaches

Rainbow Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Eleuthera.

Vacationers may also want to visit Smugglers Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, visiting Rainbow Bay Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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