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 near the center of the island of Eleuthera, 1.9 miles east-southeast of Gregory Town, Surfer's Beach is on the North West edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Bahamas. While Surfer's Beach might be a little farther away, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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.

If you find that you like coasts that provide a tranquil environment, then maybe head on over to Surfer's Beach; it's tucked away within a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Surfer's Beach is on the North West coast of Eleuthera. Accommodations nearby include the Surfers Beach Manor Hotel, it can be found a half mile to the south, making it perhaps the most conveniently located place to stay near Surfer's Beach, even though there aren't many other popular spots you can reach quickly.

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 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 closest area of Eleuthera to Surfer's Beach is Gregory Town. This interesting part of Eleuthera is just a mile and a half away, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Gregory Town is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Surfer's Beach 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 guests from some of the area's smaller options.

While beach-goers generally won't find very many hotels in the area, those options closest to Surfer's Beach are shown in the table that follows.

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

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Surfer's Beach Manor Restaurant. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to 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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Surfer's Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like 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. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Lover's Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located two and a half miles to the northwest.

You may also want to consider Gaulding's Cay Beach, located five miles away.

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and dropping by Surfer's Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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