The Bahamas is known for its stellar beaches. With over 2,000 breathtaking islands and cays, and the clearest water on Earth, it’s no wonder visitors come here from all around to sink their toes into miles of pure white, and in some places pink, sand—the very definition of paradise.
Tropic of Cancer Beach
Tropic of Cancer Beach, also known as Pelican Beach, is a graceful crescent of white-powder sand bordering the translucent blue-green water along the coast of Little Exuma. The longest beach on the island, it is also the prettiest in the Exuma chain and you will probably have it all to yourself
Just after crossing the bridge to Little Exuma into Forbes Hill, a faded sign on the highway marks a beach access that provides a two-for-one opportunity. The short dirt road drive leads to an opening that will take your breath away. To the left, is an area protected by a limestone outcropping with calm turquoise water that merely folds onto the sand.
Also known as “sea glass beach”, the lucky traveler might literally take home a piece of paradise.
Forbes Hill Beach
Located at the northern end of Great Exuma, Coco Plum beach would impress even the toughest beach critic. The occasional sea turtle can be spotted as it stops by to snack on the sea grass patches in the area. Pack a lunch and spend the day on your own beach, with commanding panoramic views of small cays dotting the horizon. You’ll never want to leave.