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.  

Beach Choices In The Area

You will find a large selection of beaches to choose from on and near the island. If you enjoy having lots of space around you, you're likely to be pleased, since several of these beaches are fairly secluded and free from over-development. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular 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. 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.

Check the table just below to learn more.

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

Keep in mind, Long Island offers other attractions. For more details about other attractions, visit this page.


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