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.  

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on and near the island. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, you're in luck, since some of these beaches are fairly secluded and lightly used. Simply click on individual beach names 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.

Another option to consider is Deal's Beach. On the northern part of Long Island, this two mile long beach is great for casual swimming, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and beach walking.

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 beaches on and near Long Island are summarized in the table below.

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 would prefer having a wider range of attractions beyond the category on this page, you might want to cast a wider net. To get more information about other attractions, go to this article.


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