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.

Located on the northwestern edge of the island of Eleuthera, 1.8 miles east-northeast of Spanish Wells, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; secluded parts of the coast like Ridley Head make great places to spread out and relax.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

If you tend to favor coasts that offer those who visit an angelic environment, then you may want to try Ridley Head; it is tucked away in a more natural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach in a secluded area, removed from popular tourist attractions, on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Dunmore Town, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Dunmore Town is found maybe seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Ridley Head will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are.

You won't find any of The Bahamas' large hotels and resorts close to this beach, but if you're hoping to dodge masses of tourists, the lack of accommodations will surely be welcomed.


There aren't any restaurants near this location, so you might want to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Eleuthera, so if Ridley Head doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Pink Sands Beach, located seven and a half miles away. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Ben Bay Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the east.

Another location you may want to try is Spanish Wells Beach, located two and a half miles away.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Ridley Head offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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