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.

Positioned on San Salvador Island, in the vicinity of Cockburn Town, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Long Bay Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may be just as pretty, but are usually busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Long Bay Beach grants an idyllic and peaceful getaway, especially since the area surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of San Salvador Island. Christopher Columbus Monument is one of a few attractions close-by.

Historical attractions such as Mexico Olympics Monument provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Long Bay Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this coast is just a short distance away from this place of historical interest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers will not find very many hotels in the immediate vicinity, those accommodations closest to Long Bay Beach are shown 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 find any places to eat close to this shore, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on San Salvador Island, and Long Bay Beach is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Bonefish Bay, located within taxi range of the coast. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Grotto Beach. It's located two and a half miles to the south west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is North Victoria Hill Beach, located eight miles to the north.

Maybe Long Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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