Ridley Head

Smooth sand and water as blue as the sky create the pristine picture of Ridley Head Beach. Well known but still secluded, this tropical paradise is located on the very tip of Eleuthera Island, and thus only some will be able to actually reach it.

Situated on the island of Eleuthera, 1.8 miles east-northeast of Spanish Wells, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Ridley Head may be a little bit out of the way, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
Once on Eleuthera Island, getting to the beach is simply a matter of heading north until you can no longer.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by a panoramic view of beautiful ocean, Ridley Head Beach is the classic tropical beach most think of when going to the Bahamas. When looking out, you will be able to see small islands off in the distance, as well as the occasional other beach goer or snorkeler in the water.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

If you find that you go for coasts which offer visitors a peaceful experience, then a good choice for you is Ridley Head; it is tucked away within a more natural section of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned well removed from hotels and other attractions, making it a peaceful and rather quiet spot on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Ridley Head
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 33.3 mi. SE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Ridley Head is in the Dunmore Town area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Dunmore Town is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Dunmore Town is located roughly seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of The Bahamas' large hotels lining this beach, but if you're hoping to elude masses of vacationers, the lack of places to stay will surely be a pleasant sight.


You might not find any places to eat in the vicinity of this location, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Eleuthera, so if Ridley Head doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Pink Sands Beach, found seven and a half miles away. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Ben Bay Beach. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the east.

You might also want to visit Spanish Wells Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the west.

The Bahamas offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Ridley Head is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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