Smugglers Beach

A small beach, Smuggler's Cove mainly caters to the visitors and locals staying in the villas and houses directly surrounding the beach. However, outsiders are welcomed to enjoy this gem.

Situated toward the center of the island of Eleuthera, 3.1 miles east of Alice Town, Smugglers Beach is on the Northwest edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. You will usually find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, since the vicinity around the beach and the beach itself are not stuffed with visitors.

How to Access The Beach
Just a little off of Queen's Highway, Smugglers Beach is easy to reach. However, you will need to park on the side of the road, as there is no real parking area.

Amenities and Ambiance

A line of white sand surrounded by darker rocks and dirt, Smugglers Beach is perfect spot for those in the area.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you favor beach days that bring visitors a serene haven, then a good choice for you is Smugglers Beach; it is back in a much quieter sector of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera. It is near some interesting sites like NAVFAC Base, which is found nine miles away, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Smugglers Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 9.2 mi. SE Eleuthera
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 17.3 mi. SE Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 20.1 mi. SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 30.0 mi. SE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Eleuthera to Smugglers Beach is Alice Town. This friendly part of Eleuthera is only three miles from the beach, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Keep in mind that this section of the Bahamas isn't a congested area, and it will be a nice day out for guests who want to see more of the area.


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. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Although beach-goers generally won't find many places to stay in the region, those accommodations closest to Smugglers Beach can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Smugglers Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rainbow Inn 0.9 W Cottages
Buttonwood Reserve 5.3 E Villa complex
Surfers Beach Manor Hotel 6.4 WNW Hotel


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Rainbow Inn Restaurant, which is less than a mile away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Smugglers Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rainbow Inn Restaurant (242) 335-0294 Eclectic Informal 0.9 mi. W
LeoRose Sunset Beach Bar & Grill (242) 335-6223 Bahamian Very Casual 4.9 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on Eleuthera will have lots of options besides Smugglers Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Twin Beaches, located a half mile away.

Maybe Smugglers 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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