Long Bay Beach

Set on the southwest coast of San Salvador, Long Bay Beach is a long stretch of sand where visitors can set up camp and enjoy their own little slice of paradise.

Located on San Salvador Island, near Cockburn Town, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Bahamas. While Long Bay Beach may be a little harder to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

How to Access The Beach
Long Bay Beach is located off Queen's Highway.

Amenities and Ambiance

Soft white sands lead to shimmering topaz waters at Long Bay Beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you enjoy beach days that provide a serene place to escape, then you may want to try Long Bay Beach; it's found in a less urban section of the region.

What's Nearby


Long Bay Beach is on the South West coast of San Salvador Island. It's located near Christopher Columbus Monument, which is among the area's attractions.

Historical attractions such as Mexico Olympics Monument provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Long Bay Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shore is three miles from this place of historical interest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christopher Columbus Monument Monument 2.1 mi. NNE San Salvador Island
Mexico Olympics Monument Historical Site 2.8 mi. NNE San Salvador Island
New World Museum Tourist Attraction 5.6 mi. N San Salvador Island
Dixon Lighthouse Lighthouse 10.4 mi. NE San Salvador Island


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Long Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Guanahani Beach Club 4.1 mi. ESE Resort
Riding Rock Resort and Marina 5.7 mi. N Resort
San Salvador Resort and Spa 5.9 mi. N Resort
Club Med 6.7 mi. N Resort


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this coastal destination, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on San Salvador Island, of course, so Long Bay Beach is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Bonefish Bay, situated within the range of a taxi. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Grotto Beach. It's located two and a half miles to the south west.

Another location you may want to try is North Victoria Hill Beach, located eight miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, Long Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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