Overview of the Mid Island Beaches, Long Island, Bahamas
A CONFESSTION: There's actually a bit more to the mid section than listed here. Recent photos of beaches around Hamilton by J. L. Ritchie, a Long Islander, on Facebook remineded me of that. It was probably in 2012, our second year visiting LI, that we went down every mid section road that we could to the ocean. Well whatever photos I had disappeared when the external hard drive fell and bounced off an island tile floor. And somehow the notes disappeared. And truth be told, we sort of blew off the many pocket beaches here, because, well, they're small and we like to swim and snorkel. So one of my future explorations will be back to the mid section. I've left space in the beach listing table and map for additions in this area. As I said on the home page, there's always another beach to discover, and rediscover! So read on, with a grain of salt and sand.
Ah, the poor mid section of Long Island. It would be bereft of real beaches if I hadn’t included Boat Harbor. Yes there are some small postage stamp sized beaches. And there some interesting holes to explore. But the mid section is where you want to be when the wind is blowing and the waves are surging. Sitting high up on the cliffs and feeling the spray as those wind driven waves crash onto the cliffs and climb up to try and grab you and pull you back into Davey Jones’ locker. Bracing. Very bracing.
A few quick comments on the Mid Section Beaches:
Boat Harbor- Included here so the Mid Section would have some real beach. Consists of two parts, the southern section lies behind the offshore reef and is good for swimming and snorkeling. The northern section has four subsections. Haven't explored the three northernmost of these, but appear that they might provide nice swimming and snorkeling due to off shore reefs.
Grays Landing- Small blue hole about 100 yards off shore. Not as intimidating as the larger well known Dean's Blue Hole.
Chimney Rock (Buckleys)- a longer section of beach, named for the rock jutting out of the water. Cabana at the entrance.
Mangrove Bush- A very little protected pocket beach. Unfortunately, SE winds can push all the trash from passing cruise ships here.