Surfer's Beach

As its name would suggest, Surfer's Beach is a hot spot for those for dedicated surfers, and the waves here have been known to reach over 10 feet high. The breaks mostly swell in, and are long lefts with some steep rights. To catch the best waves, visit this beach during the winter and early spring months as the cold front is passing.

Located just outside the heart of the island of Eleuthera, 1.9 miles east-southeast of Gregory Town, Surfer's Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Surfer's Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible by car and is two miles south of Gregory Town.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surfer's Beach is located on the Atlantic side of the island, where the waves are at their highest. Even experienced surfers may want to take caution depending on the time of year. Even going out to watch the surfers can make for a very exciting experience.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. During the week there are virtually no crowds at Surfer's Beach, and on the weekends you can expect to find just a few more people here.

Surfer's Beach brings visitors a calm and relaxing getaway, especially since the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Surfer's Beach is on the North West coast of Eleuthera. Accommodations nearby include the Surfers Beach Manor Hotel, which can be found a half mile away, and is perhaps the closest lodging option accessible from Surfer's Beach, even though there aren't many additional attractions in the vicinity.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Surfer's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
NAVFAC Base Historical Site 15.8 mi. SE Eleuthera
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historical Site 26.6 mi. SE Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle Historical Site 35.8 mi. SE Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Eleuthera to Surfer's Beach is Gregory Town. This destination is just a mile and a half from the beach, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Gregory Town is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While you generally won't find very many places to stay in the immediate vicinity, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Surfer's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Surfers Beach Manor Hotel 0.5 mi. S Hotel
The Cove 3.1 mi. WNW Hotel
Cove Eleuthera 4.8 mi. NW Hotel
Rainbow Inn 5.7 mi. SE Cottages

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Surfer's Beach Manor Restaurant. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Surfer's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Surfer's Beach Manor Restaurant -- -- -- 0.5 mi. S
Elvina's Bar Restaurant (242) 335-5032 Cajun Informal 1.7 mi. W
Laughing Lizard Cafe (242) 470-6992 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.5 mi. WNW
Waters Edge Internet Cafe (242) 335-0679 -- -- 3.8 mi. SE
The Cove (242) 335-5142 Caribbean Fine Dining 4.8 mi. NW
Daddy Joe's Restaurant (242) 335-5688 Caribbean Informal 4.9 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Surfer's Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Eleuthera.

Another location you might enjoy is Pink Sands Beach, located ten and a half miles away. Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous shores of the Bahama's Pink Snds Beach. More active guests, though, may be interested in Lover's Beach, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it two and a half miles to the northwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Gaulding's Cay Beach, which is located five miles to the northwest.

Surfer's Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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