Beaches on Long Island

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A long, uninterrupted shoreline of powder-soft white sand beaches and stunningly blue waters is the draw of Long Island.  If you're interested in a busy resort scene, this isn't the spot for you.  Here, you'll find the beaches to be nearly deserted at all times.  The east coast is the Atlantic side, which has the  more rugged beachscapes, while the west coast runs along the Caribbean Sea, which is known for its calmer, warmer waters that swimmers and snorkelers find to preferable.  

Which Beaches Are Available?

There are a large number of beaches to consider on and near the island. If you enjoy having lots of space around you, you may be pleasantly surprised, several of these beaches are fairly secluded and quiet. Click on each beach name for a detailed review of that beach.

Cape Santa Maria Beach

Galloway's Landing Beach: It may be a bit of a challenge to find, but when you do arrive at Galloway's Landing you'll know immediately it was worth it. You may be the only tourist in this locally kept secret, but no one mind your presence.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Deal's Beach. The beach is located and can be accessed right along the island's main road. It is in between the towns of Simms (to the south) and Anderson (to the north).

Tropic Of Cancer Beach: 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.

Take some time to look through the table below to learn more about beaches that you'll find on and near the island.

Beaches On and Near Long Island
Name Location Island Coast
Cape Santa Maria Beach Northern Long Island Long Island North West
Columbus Harbour Northern Long Island Long Island North West
Deal's Beach Northern Long Island Long Island North West
Galloway's Landing Beach 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Clarence Town Long Island South East
Grotto Beach 7.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island South West
Sandy Point 7.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island South West
Tropic Of Cancer Beach Great Exuma East

If you are looking for a wider variety of points of interest beyond the category on this page, you might want to consider other locations. Navigate to this article regarding even more attractions if you want to get some more specifics.


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