Attractions on Stocking Island

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Measuring in at only four miles long, those who set out to explore all of Stocking Island in one day will usually be successful if they've got a plan of action.  Aside from the beaches, which should be lingered on, there are many hiking trails which will allow visitors to see all of the important points of nature. 


You will find several beaches to enjoy on and near the island. Just click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that beach.

A beach scene where snorkeling is a popular is Stocking Island Beach. Like many of the other beaches on Stocking Island, Stocking Island Beach features some of the finest and whitest sands in the Bahamas. The waters at this beach are bright turquoise and very calm, thanks to the coral reef that lies fairly close to shore.

Another location worth considering is Hamburger Beach. In a little cay on Lee Stocking Island is a beach named Hamburger Beach. While no one can be sure exactly why it was named Hamburger beach, many guess it is for the burger stand nearby with some of the best burgers on the island.

Coconut Cove Beach: Located in between the mainland and Stocking Island, the water remains clam, and the various shades of blue in the water are fantastic. Multiple boat docks ease out into the water from the shore here.

Needless to say, the area has a wide range of beaches on and near the island. For more information about beaches, click here.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to spend part of your vacation outdoors? You might be happy to find out that the island has an interesting nature preserve nearby.

Moriah Harbour Cay is a popular nature preserve located on Great Exuma, Southeast of Stocking Island. Moriah Harbour Cay serves as a great spot to learn about one of the Bahamas varied eco systems, the coastal zone.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Stocking Island
Name Type Location Island
Moriah Harbour Cay Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.2 mi. Southeast of Central Stocking Island Great Exuma

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