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 just outside the heart of the island of Eleuthera, 3.4 miles east of Alice Town, Rainbow Bay Beach is on the Northwest coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, umbrellas are offered at this beach for visitors hoping for a break from the hot sun.

the immediate vicinity around Rainbow Bay Beach is rarely very crowded, Thankfully, because of this the availability of certain amenities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera; it will be near other attractions like NAVFAC Base, which is just a cab ride away.

If a visit to the Rainbow Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 nearest section of Eleuthera to Rainbow Bay Beach is Alice Town. This location is only three and a half miles from the beach, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. It should be noted that is not very urbanized, so for guests hoping to get a taste of the local culture, Alice Town could be a great choice for a day trip.


How many other people you encounter at Rainbow Bay Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the nearest ones are shown 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


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is Rainbow Inn Restaurant, which is just a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Eleuthera, and Rainbow Bay Beach is just one option.

Travelers may also want to consider Smugglers Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but taking a swim at Rainbow Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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