Cape Santa Maria Beach

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The remarkably clear, calm water of Galliot Cay make for phenomenal water activities including snorkeling, diving, swimming, kayaking and sailing. So whether it's adventure you're after or a relaxing place to soak up the sun, this beach has it covered.

Positioned on Long Island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The surrounding area isn't overly congested, but that doesn't mean the beach will be boring.

How to Access The Beach

This beach is up on the north end of Long Island. Take the main road north up to Galliot Cay on the western coast where you'll find Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach stretches on for miles, with every barefoot step being into immaculate white sand up to which the calm, pale blue-green waters of northern Long Island gently lap. The water is extremely clear, and shallow quite a ways out.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can clean up before leaving. It's also good to know that you will have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors hoping for a break from the hot sun will not be disappointed.

Tourist that hope to utilize the comforts available here will like this news; Cape Santa Maria Beach happens to be found in a region which doesn't usually get overcrowded. Taking that into consideration, no matter what part of the day you come, since there's only a small possibility you'll find yourself race with the other guests who might want access to the amenities and services that can be located here.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Cape Santa Maria Beach is on the North West coast of Long Island. Guests might consider staying at the Stella Maris Resort Club, which is one of the closest hotels accessible from Cape Santa Maria Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many additional popular spots close-by.

Cities and Towns

It may take some traveling to get there, but is the closest town. though you may see some small, residential towns as you get closer to the beach.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat near this beach, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Long Island besides Cape Santa Maria Beach.

Perhaps Cape Santa Maria Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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