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?

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to choose from on and near the island. If you prefer having a lot of room around you, you will be pleased to know that some of these beaches are fairly secluded and free from over-development. Just click on individual names to get additional information about that section of the coast.

Cape Santa Maria Beach

Galloway's Landing Beach: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, sunbathing, and beach walking are some of the favorite activities you can take part in here. A walk along the beach south will give you even more seclusion and better views of the clear, blue ocean and the tranquil lagoons.

A second option 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: 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.

The following table provides more information about the beaches that can be found 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 want to learn about more attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should think about other locations. To read more about other attractions for Long Island, click here.


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