The Beaches of Long Island, The Bahamas
The beaches of Long Island are among the best beaches in the Caribbean and the world.
Said to be the location where explorer Christopher Columbus anchored his boat and rowed ashore. The shallow inner bay is protected and therefore great for kids to play and for family Snorkeling and shelling expeditions. The harbour also features two outer beaches a half-mile further out in the shallows of the Atlantic.
The beautiful beaches at Stella Maris are small, but what they may lack in size they make up for in beauty and drama. The sometimes rocky beach turns abruptly into craggy, but stunning black ironshore formations that stop the crashing waves in their tracks and send plumes of white water splashing 20 feet skyward. The sand on the beach is somewhat coarse, but the subtle pink hue is a beautiful contrast to the Atlantic and its fickle shades of turquoise and blue. Wade and sunbathe in the natural pools of warm water that are heated by Bahamian sun.
Vacationers looking for the best beach in the Caribbean are never disappointed when they discover the breathtaking beauty of the beach at Cape Santa Maria on the northern tip of Long Island. The seemingly endless white powder sand is heavenly beneath your feet as you walk along the shore lined with wispy casuarina trees. It’s no wonder that Columbus and his ships were drawn to this beautiful spot.
Affectionately known as the Love Beaches, this secluded stretch of pink sand is actually four beaches, highlighted by a large natural swimming pool.
Millerton School Beach
Located on the west coast of Long Island, this mile-long beach has a secluded bay, lots of small shells and soft white sand made for strolling barefoot.
This roadside, tree-lined beach is complete with a barbecue grill, table and benches, perfect for a family outing.
Other Long Island Beaches
Galliot Cay beach
Newton Cay Beach
Turtle Cove Beach
Lochabar Bay Beach
Cabbage Point Beach
Grays Harbor Drive Beach
Salt Pond Beach