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 in the vicinity. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider visiting Surfer's 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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. 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 usually like sunny days that provide a peaceful enclave, then you will want to try Surfer's Beach; it is tucked away in a much quieter sector of Eleuthera.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Surfer's Beach is on the North West coast of Eleuthera. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Surfers Beach Manor Hotel, which can be found only a short distance away. Some will choose to take a cab here, while others will prefer the walk to this property, perhaps the most conveniently located place to stay near Surfer's Beach, despite there not being too many additional attractions you can drive to.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 part on Eleuthera to Surfer's Beach is Gregory Town. This interesting part of Eleuthera is just a mile and a half away, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Gregory Town is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


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 are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the table below.

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Surfer's Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Surfer's Beach Manor Restaurant. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Eleuthera besides Surfer's Beach worth visiting.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Pink Sands Beach, situated 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 looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Lover's Beach is just right. It's found two and a half miles to the northwest.

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

The Bahamas has so much to offer, so visiting Surfer's Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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