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.

Located on the island of North Eleuthera, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Russell Island Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be busier because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you prefer sunny days that offer visitors a relaxing enclave, then you should enjoy Russell Island Beach; it is back in a more natural part of North Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Russell Island Beach is well removed from hotels and other attractions, making it a peaceful and rather quiet spot on the North coast of North Eleuthera.

If a visit to the Russell Island Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 area on North Eleuthera to Russell Island Beach is the Bluff Settlement. This destination is just five and a half miles from the beach, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. Keep in mind that the Bluff Settlement is not heavily urbanized, though it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area.


How many other people you encounter at Russell Island Beach 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' frequently visited hotels near this beach, but if you're hoping to elude hoards of tourists, the shortage of accommodations should be welcomed.


You might not find any places to eat near this coastal destination, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

North Eleuthera has many nice beaches, and Russell Island Beach is just one option.

You might also enjoy Pink Sands Beach, located 11 and a half miles away. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. On the other hand, Ridley Head offers more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. You'll find it four and a half miles to the east.

You might also want to visit Spanish Wells Beach, located two miles to the east.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but visiting Russell Island Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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