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If you are looking for info and photos about Tropic of Cancer Beach in Exuma, Bahamas–then you have come to the right places. It as stunning beach that should be on your MUST VISIT list and you’re about ready to see why.

The official name is Pelican Beach, but most people know it as Tropic of Cancer Beach. This long crescent of white sand is located on Little Exuma in the Bahamas.

The beach got it’s name because the Tropic of Cancer latitude line runs along this beach. Their are a few man-made geographic lines that are worth taking a picture at–the Equator arguably being the most famous, but then you have the Arctic Circle, Prime Meridian, International Date Line, Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer.

This is a absolutely gorgeous spot if you are one of those people seeking out geographical lines…or just good beaches!

North of the Tropic of Cancer and you’re subtropical, south and you’re in the tropics.

Tropic of Cancer Beach

Here’s a video I found on YouTube to give you an idea of what the beach looks like. Only thing missing is you and a couple of Kaliks.

Tropic of Cancer Beach Video

And here is a video that shows you a little bit better of what the beach looks like at ground level.

My Experience

The day I visited this beach it was windy, the skies were grey and the seas were rough. Didn’t get to experience the full splendor of this popular beach, but that didn’t stop us from sinking our toes in the sand and exploring a bit.

tropic of cancer beach


Even on a bad day that water looks pretty good to me.

Inside the little shelter area were tons and tons of signatures and boat names. It was pretty cool to read the stories of the boaters, the year they washed ashore, where they were going, where they had been. Always makes me wonder who else once walked these shores.

While the beach is stunning, it doesn’t not offer much shade or any type of facilities. So make sure you bring an umbrella or tent, and then your cooler full of Kalik or Sands if you plan on staying awhile.

Tropic of Cancer Beach waves

How To Get To Tropic of Cancer Beach

As I mentioned earlier, the beach is located on Little Exuma. You can drive from Great Exuma to Little Exuma, so no need for a ferry. There is a sign on the main road, but it can be be hard to see if you’re not looking for it.

Tropic of Cancer Beach Road Sign

As you drive south on the main road (Queens Highway), turn east (left) on Percy Road in Moore Hill or at the Tropic of Cancer Beach sign a bit farther south. You’ll know you’re there when you reach the small beach shack and a line painted on the top cement step leading to the beach.

Tropic of Cancer Beach Shack

My time on Tropic of Cancer Beach was short, we had a date with Dee at Santana’s Beach Bar for some of the best lobster I’ve ever had. But I plan to return. The Exumas are a special special place, the people are unbelievably kind and the beaches and water are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.

It’s funny, I still hear from people like KB at Chat N’ Chill and Captain Pat of Four C’s Adventures. It’s a tweet here or a Facebook message there, but it’s the fact that they remember this bald pirate and take the time to say hi and ask how I’m doing. For that reason the Exuma Islands have a special place in my heart.

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Tropic of Cancer Beach Pin


Where To Stay Near Tropic of Cancer Beach

Here are a few places to stay on Great Exuma and Little Exuma that will put close to Tropic of Cancer Beach.

That’s a wrap. I highly recommend a visit to this stunning Exuma beach. There’s nothing like the Exumas, the water is just different there. Probably the most beautiful water I’ve ever seen throughout the Caribbean. To help you plan your trip, here is a Bahamas guide book that I have and love. It will help you learn about all the spots so you don’t miss any when you’re there.

Until next time.



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