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.

Situated near 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 should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the 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, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be available for guests looking for a shaded area to relax.

Off the beaten path, Rainbow Bay Beach as well as its offering of amenities and services are bound to be a hit for anyone wishing to escape the crowded beaches, as it happens to be hiding in a laid-back part of Eleuthera. As such, fighting to find an unoccupied comfort while at the beach is something that you will not be forced to do very often, no matter what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera. It's located near NAVFAC Base, which is reachable in a cab, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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 part on Eleuthera to Rainbow Bay Beach is Alice Town. This interesting part of Eleuthera is just three and a half miles from the coast, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Keep in mind that isn't exactly a bustling area, so for guests who want to get a taste of the local culture, Alice Town should provide an interesting experience.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though beach-goers generally won't find many hotels close-by, those accommodations closest to the beach 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 satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is Rainbow Inn Restaurant, which is just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to 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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Eleuthera besides Rainbow Bay Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Smugglers Beach, which is located a half mile away.

Maybe Rainbow Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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