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.

Located on Long Island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. You will typically find the beach to be rather roomy, since the beach and the surroundings that call it home are not stuffed with visitors.

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.

There is also a snack bar here.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Cape Santa Maria Beach. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs, so visitors hoping for some respite from the sun will not go leave unhappy.

Cape Santa Maria Beach's location is not near many tourist spots. Taking that into consideration, fighting to obtain an unused amenity or service at Cape Santa Maria Beach is not something you will do often, despite what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Long Island. You can stay at the nearby Stella Maris Resort Club, which is found not too far away. A quick cab ride is an easy option to get to the area, perhaps the most conveniently located booking option reachable from Cape Santa Maria Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many additional attractions close-by.

Cities and Towns

Cape Santa Maria Beach is definitely not a big city beach; the closest populated area is .


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Cape Santa Maria Beach House Restaurant, which is a half mile to the north of it.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Cape Santa Maria Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Cape Santa Maria Beach House Restaurant (242) 338-5273 Caribbean, Continental 0.4 mi. N None

Other Beaches

Cape Santa Maria Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Long Island.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Cape Santa Maria Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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