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.

Positioned on the eastern edge of the island of Great Exuma, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Tropic Of Cancer Beach is certainly not secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. This makes it an excellent choice for travelers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

Tropic Of Cancer Beach offers a calm and serene escape, especially since the area surrounding the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of Great Exuma. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Club La Shante, which is perhaps the closest hotel reachable from Tropic Of Cancer Beach, despite there not being too many other attractions in the vicinity.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Though it's some distance off is the closest populated region. though you may see some small, residential towns as you get closer to the beach.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.


While there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Santanna's Bar & Grill, which is two miles away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Great Exuma, so Tropic Of Cancer Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you may want to try is La Shante Beach, which is located two and a half miles away.

You may find that Tropic Of Cancer Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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