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Tropic of Cancer Beach
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Tropic of Cancer Beach which includes a sandy beach

One of the most stunning locales in the Exumas, this pristine white-sand beach has remained remarkably untouched by tourism.

The Tropic of Cancer Beach, also known as Pelican Beach, is the strip of sand that draws most travelers to the Exumas. The imaginary Tropic of Cancer meridian runs along a set of stairs leading down to the beach’s powdery sands. Because the beach is notoriously difficult to find, it remains quiet and tranquil despite its beauty. Bring a picnic and snorkeling gear and enjoy an afternoon of leisurely lounging on the sands.

Take a few photos of the Tropic of Cancer line, which has been painted onto the steps leading down to the beach. This imaginary line, which marks the northern boundary of the tropics at 23 degrees latitude, runs along the spot where the beach’s rough dunes meet its soft sands.

The longest beach on the island, its white sands stretch for more than 1 mile (0.6 kilometers) and border sapphire-colored waters. The beach has no amenities, so you’ll need to bring your own food, water and snorkeling gear. Enjoy the protected cove and its waters, which are usually quite calm, making it an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling. The beach’s clear waters are filled with colorful fish.

Go for a walk, following the beach’s gentle curve along the coast of Moore Hill. Although the beach is known as one of the prettiest in the Bahamas, it’s not uncommon for its sands to be completely deserted. Lie back in the perfect sands and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

The Tropic of Cancer Beach is located in the eastern part of Little Exuma. It’s best to ask a local resident for directions once you cross over the one-lane bridge to Little Exuma from Great Exuma. There are no signs for the turn-off, but look for a telephone pole with blue reflectors at the spot where you should turn left. You’ll see a rocky road to follow down to the beach. Rent a vehicle suited for rough roads and drive carefully.

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Intimate Luxury on Bahamas Best Beach - Blue Point Cottage Beach House
Intimate Luxury on Bahamas Best Beach - Blue Point Cottage Beach House
William's Town, Exuma
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Situated on the beach, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tropic of Cancer Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Salt Pond. Hermitage Tomb and Rolletown Tombs are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
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"We absolutely loved this cottage. The location was excellent, just steps from the beach. We took lots of walks on the beach and watched the sunset every evening. The boats were great, and we used them a lot. It was fun to paddle out to the little islands nearby. It was so nice to have a hot tub to ..."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

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Beachfront Villa - Infinity Pool & Sandy Beach All Year Round
Beachfront Villa - Infinity Pool & Sandy Beach All Year Round
William's Town, Exuma
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Nestled on the beach, this William's Town villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tropic of Cancer Beach and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Salt Pond. Fowl Cay and Hermitage Tomb ...
5/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Absolutely beautiful property! Breathtaking!
"Beautifully decorated home! First class. We really enjoyed our stay, We will be back. Andy, the owner is great. He really cares and wants to make sure your stay is everything you expect!"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Beachfront Villa - Infinity Pool & Sandy Beach All Year Round
Tropical View Villa
Tropical View Villa
3 out of 5
Tropic of Cancer Beach, William's Town, Exuma Islands
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Nestled on the beach, this William's Town villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tropic of Cancer Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Salt Pond. Fowl Cay and Hermitage Tomb ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
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"Our stay at tropical view villas was amazing, the location is just perfect the villa is on one of the best beaches in Exuma’s and the villa has everything you could ever need. Kamal who is the property manager was truly amazing and answered all our questions prior to us arriving and then when we ..."

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019

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Beachfront Villa - Infinity Pool & Sandy Beach All Year Round
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Ocean view at Tropic of Cancer Beach Little Exuma
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Beachfront Villa With Pool With Incredible Sandy Beach
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Luxurious 5000 sq ft Beachfront Villa ON Tropic OF Cancer Beach
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Beachfront Vacation House, Tropic of Cancer Beach, Little Exuma
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Beachfront Vacation House, Tropic of Cancer Beach, Little Exuma
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