DIRECTIONS: Instead of going to Turtle Cove/Deans Blue Hole, go the other way! That is, at the cross roads, take the paved road west (Lloyds Sports Bar is on this side of the road) and take the first road to the left. You’ll go over a small bridge and past a few marshes and quickly come to a “T”. Turn left into the large parking area. There is a boat ramp here so make sure to keep it clear.
Turnbull, Long Island, Bahamas
This is a very small beach of only about 500'. One of its distinctive features that made it a ‘go to’ beach was the sea side grave yard. I say was, for although it’s still there, almost all of the stones and markers have been destroyed, first by Hurricane Sandy and whatever remained after that by Hurricane Joaquin. This is a nice beach to go to if you just want to float or splash around in without feeling bad that you might have missed something by not walking another 100 yards.
Left column: Before the hurrincanes
Below: After Sandy. Note a concrete wall was built around the graveyard to protect it from future storms.
The wall provided little protection
from the ravages of Joaquin.
graveyard after hurricane Sandy, Turnbull, Long Island, Bahamas
Grave marker before the hurricanes Turnbull, Long Island, Bahamas
graveyard before the hurricanes, Turnbull, Long Island, Bahamas
gravestones before the hurricanes, Turnbull, Long Island, Bahamas
graveyard after hurricane Joaquin, Turnbull, Long Island, Bahamas
gravestones after hurricane Sandy, Turnbull, Long Island, Bahamas