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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The road is not paved and in an awfull condition. We immediately got a flat tire from a cutting rock...
This family-friendly William's Town villa is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Tropic of Cancer Beach and Salt Pond. Hermitage Tomb and Rolletown Tombs are also within 9 mi (15 km).
The owner Andy was very accommodating. Our flight was delayed due to bad weather so we missed our first night at the Yellow Villa, but the owner let us stay another day to make up for it. That alone deserves 5 stars. The house is brand new with first-class furnishings and linens. The beds were so ...
Wonderful home located in the best part of Exuma. Safe, quiet and steps away from one of the best beaches you’ll ever sink your toes in. Super hosts very responsive and accommodating. The river style Kayaks were a bit of a challenge to paddle but they got us to island and back again.
The house was great with a beautiful view. Judy was extremely helpful the entire trip. Lots to explore but also plenty of privacy to relax by the beach.
This is a wonderful place to stay. The house is steps away from the Tropic of Cancer Beach which is Paradise. -The Villa is very clean and well equipped with towels, coffee maker, blender, toaster, some seasoning. -It was cloudy most days (The East coast had lots of snow so it brought clouds/rain) ...
Our stay at Blue Point Villa was wonderful. It was quiet, relaxing and provided a variety of water activities for my four grandsons and their parents. The house was perfect for the ten of us and Judy made our stay even more special by stocking the house with groceries, providing wonderful cooks to ...
Great stay beach house was very nice. Very happy with our choice and will be back.