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.

Located on the island of Eleuthera, 3.1 miles east of Alice Town, Smugglers Beach is on the Northwest coast of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. There aren't many beaches in the Bahamas like Smugglers Beach; it's well-equipped with nearby activity, but surprisingly, it's never really too crowded. If you prefer to avoid The Bahamas' quiet, secluded beaches, but also want to be able to claim a spot without any trouble, this beach is right in the middle.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Smugglers Beach brings guests a calm and peaceful retreat, especially since the surrounding region is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Northwest coast of Eleuthera. It is close to NAVFAC Base, which is reachable in a taxi, and it is among the attractions in the area.

If a visit to the Smugglers Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Smugglers Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 9.2 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 closest area of Eleuthera to Smugglers Beach is Alice Town. This interesting part of Eleuthera is only three miles from the coast, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It's important to note that isn't crowded with buildings, so for those looking to check out the local scene, Alice Town could be a great choice for a day trip.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels close-by, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Smugglers Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rainbow Inn 0.9 mi. W Cottages
Surfers Beach Manor Hotel 6.4 mi. WNW Hotel
Cocodimama 9.0 mi. SE Resort
The Cove 9.6 mi. WNW Hotel


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is Rainbow Inn Restaurant, which is only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed 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
Waters Edge Internet Cafe (242) 335-0679 -- -- 3.1 mi. W
Kel-D's Bar and Grill -- -- -- 4.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Eleuthera has many beaches, and Smugglers Beach is just one option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Twin Beaches, located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Smugglers Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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