Russell Island Beach

With nothing but trees, sand, sun, and the occasional villa, the beach on Russel Island is definitely a beach for those seeking paradise. You'll be able to enjoy the slow life laying out on the sand with only other restful minded individuals to join you.

Situated on the island of North Eleuthera, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. 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 Russell Island Beach may be a little more difficult to reach, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

How to Access The Beach
As the name implies, Russel Island is an island, and with no bridge is best reached by boat. Once on Russel Island, the preferred mode of transportation is either golf carts or bicycles. Once your transportation is settled, all you have to do is take the main road as West as it will go.

Amenities and Ambiance

As you walk along the white sands of Russel Island, you'll be surprised when you get your feet wet as you step into what you though was dry sand. The water here is so clear that it is hard to tell where the dry land ends and the cool waters begin.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you tend to like beaches that bring guests a peaceful enclave, then think about trying out Russell Island Beach; it's found within a less urbanized section of North Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it in a rather peaceful region - removed from hotels and other tourist attractions - on the North coast of North Eleuthera.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Russell Island Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 36.4 mi. SE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

The closest region on North Eleuthera to Russell Island Beach is the Bluff Settlement. This location is only five and a half miles from the beach, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. It's important to note that is not very crowded, so for those looking to get a better feel for the area, the Bluff Settlement could make for a really nice day trip.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are.

Don't expect to find any of The Bahamas' popular hotels near this beach, but if you're looking to avoid hoards of tourists, the shortage of accommodations will surely be a welcomed sight.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat right on this coastal destination, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Russell Island Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Pink Sands Beach, situated 11 and a half miles to the east. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. More active guests, though, may be interested in Ridley Head, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. You'll find it four and a half miles to the east.

You may also enjoy Spanish Wells Beach, which is located two miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, so visiting Russell Island Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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