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Tropic of Cancer 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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Lodging Near Tropic of Cancer Beach

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Tropical View Villa

Tropical View Villa

Tropic of Cancer Beach, William's Town
4.8
of 5, from 10 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this William's Town villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tropic of Cancer Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Hermitage Tomb. Rolletown Tombs is 8.2 mi (13.1 km) away.

Brand New Beachfront Villa, Pool, Little Exuma, The Bahamas

Brand New Beachfront Villa, Pool, Little Exuma, The Bahamas

Queens Highway, Bahama Island Beach,, Williamstown
0.0 out of 5.0

This beachfront property is located in William's Town, close to Tropic of Cancer Beach and Hermitage Tomb. Regional attractions also include Rolletown Tombs.

Escape From the Daily Stresses of Life to This Tranquil Beach Cottage

Escape From the Daily Stresses of Life to This Tranquil Beach Cottage

Caribbean Road, Williams Town - Tropic of Cancer Beach
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in William's Town, this property is close to Tropic of Cancer Beach and Hermitage Tomb. Regional attractions also include Rolletown Tombs.

Enjoy sun Kissed White Sand Beaches and Breathtaking Ocean Views!

Enjoy sun Kissed White Sand Beaches and Breathtaking Ocean Views!

382 Section 3 BIB, Williams Town
4.8
of 5, from 4 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this property is close to Tropic of Cancer Beach and Hermitage Tomb. Regional attractions also include Rolletown Tombs.

Luxury Waterfront Home Overlooking Moriah Cay

Luxury Waterfront Home Overlooking Moriah Cay

Moriah Harbour, Exuma
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this property is close to Rolletown Tombs. Area attractions also include Tropic of Cancer Beach.

$159
Peace & Plenty

Peace & Plenty

Queen's Highway, EX29055, George Town
4.2
of 5, from 55 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in George Town, this beachfront resort is in the city center, 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Palm Bay Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hoopers Bay and Rolletown Tombs. Emerald Bay Beach and Tropic of Cancer Beach are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$198
Regatta Point

Regatta Point

Regatta Point, George Town
4.5
of 5, from 38 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Palm Bay Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Hoopers Bay. Rolletown Tombs is 6.9 mi (11.1 km) away.

St Francis Resort

St Francis Resort

Stocking Island, Stocking Island
4.7
of 5, from 18 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This Stocking Island hotel is on the beach, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Palm Bay Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hoopers Bay and Rolletown Tombs. Emerald Bay Beach and Tropic of Cancer Beach are also within 16 mi (25 km).