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 the southwestern side of San Salvador Island, close to Cockburn Town, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. It's often said that Long Bay Beach is one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Long Bay Beach brings visitors an idyllic and peaceful environment, since the surrounding area isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of San Salvador Island. It is near some interesting sites like Christopher Columbus Monument, which is one of a number of area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Mexico Olympics Monument provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Long Bay Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is not a great distance away from this site of historical interest.

If a visit to the Long Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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


How many other people you encounter at Long Bay Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Although vacationers generally won't find many accommodations in the region, those options closest to the beach can be seen 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


There aren't any restaurants in the vicinity of this location, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

San Salvador Island has several beautiful beaches, so if Long Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Bonefish Bay, located only a taxi trip away from the shore. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Grotto Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located two and a half miles to the south west.

Another location you may want to try is North Victoria Hill Beach, which is located a quick cab ride away.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, Long Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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