Tropic Of Cancer Beach

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One of the best kept secrets in the whole of the Bahamas, this beach is sure to make your jaw drop with its translucent water and pristine sand. It's a perfect spot for sunbathers and beach-walkers, and there's a chance you'll have it all to yourself.

Located on the island of Great Exuma, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. You will usually find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, since the surrounding area and the beach itself are not overly populated.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located in Moore Hill on the eastern part of Exuma. You can reach the beach by car, but once you cross the bridge onto Little Exuma from Great Exuma, you may want to ask directions from a local. Street signs are non-existent for the most part.

Amenities and Ambiance

Also referred to as Tropic of Cancer Beach, this stretch of sparkling white sand curves gently along the quiet coast of Moore Hill. The azul waters are perfectly clear and make for fantastic swimming, while the off-shore rock formations make for unbelievable views and good snorkeling.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Tropic Of Cancer Beach provides an idyllic and tranquil escape, especially since the region surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Tropic Of Cancer Beach is quietly removed from popular attractions and hotels, in a secluded region on the East coast of Great Exuma.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tropic Of Cancer Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Emerald Reef Golf Course Golf Course 24.1 mi. NW Great Exuma

Cities and Towns

Tropic Of Cancer Beach is outside the city, with its closest urban neighbor being .


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well.

You won't find any of The Bahamas' large resorts near this beach, though if you're hoping to avoid masses of vacationers, the lack of accommodation possibilities should be welcomed.


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Santanna's Bar & Grill, which is two miles to the east-southeast of it.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Tropic Of Cancer Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Santanna's Bar & Grill (242) 345-4102 Caribbean 2.1 mi. ESE Grand Bahama Island

Other Beaches

Great Exuma has several beautiful beaches, so Tropic Of Cancer Beach is not your only option.

You may also enjoy La Shante Beach, located two and a half miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but a trip to Tropic Of Cancer Beach could end up a family favorite.


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