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'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting on and near the island. If you prefer having a lot of room around you, you will be pleased to know that several of these beaches are relatively secluded and quiet. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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 location 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.

The chart directly below enables you to learn some details concerning the beaches available 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

Fortunately, Long Island offers other attractions. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, navigate to this page.


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