Originally Posted by Swimmingbird
Hey everyone! Just about to light out from Florida
and curious about your favorite town, anchorage, or beach in the Bahamas, what makes it special? I am usually on the move when passing through and have a bit more time to explore on a 3'6'' draft
! Please feel free to share your stories
Wow, where to start?
Abacos: Green Turtle Cay - many good marinas
, restaurants and anchorages
, nice town, great beaches, rent a golf cart. Marsh Harbour - great supply port, lots to do, many restaurants and activities, good protection, large anchorage; Hopetown/Elbow Cay - Very scenic town, harbor and lighthouse. Good beach, some shopping
, lots of bicycling and dinghy
opportunities, rent a golf cart and see the island.
Cay - Some very interesting dinghy
and hiking opportunities via the back creeks, best done at half tide or better; Warderick Wells - Get a mooring
in the "slot", Exuma park headquarters, very scenic, great hiking and snorkeling; Compass
Cay - small friendly marina, great hiking and beach, swim with Tucker's sharks; Staniel Cay - center of cruising life in the mid-Exumas, lots of activities, see the famous swimming pigs next door at Big Majors Cay, swim and dive into Thunderball Cave/Grotto, rent a golf cart and see the island.
Eleuthera: Spanish Wells - Interesting town, good supplies and shipyards. Starting point for the Devils Backbone, Preachers Cave and Harbour Island. Hire a pilot from Spanish Wells for your first trip over the Backbone; Harbour Island - one of the nicest towns in the Bahamas, world famous pink sand beach, good restaurants, rent a golf cart; Glass Window Bridge - very scenic, popular spot; Rock Sound - southernmost town in Eleuthera, rent a car and see the rest of the island, many attractions.