Overview of the Far South Beaches, Long Island, Bahamas
It’s the Caribbean’s turn. However, Hurricanes Sandy and particularly Joaquin significantly changed some of these beaches. I would rank Gordon’s as Long Island’s quintessential Caribbean beach. But we hadn’t made it there during our 2017 visit to see what Joaquin may have done. From googlemaps earth view and also some flyover videos done by local Long Islanders posted on YouTube, there appear to be some wonderful Atlantic side beaches south of Roses. However, once south of Rose’s, there also appears to be no access roads to them.
A few quick comments on the Far South Beaches:
Roses Little Harbor- Haven't fully explored this one. Bottom at southern end very soft and mucky. Should be good snorkeling further out. Also kayaking. There's another beach about 600' to the south, but access might be difficult.
Roses Landing- Included for completeness only. Used to be southern part of the salt works, but road to it now completely overgrown. May be accessable by walking north from Cabbage Point.
Cabbage Point- Scenic caussarina lined beach until Joaquin wiped out the trees and opened up a channel from the saltinas to the sea.
Fords Landing- Haven't fully explored this one. Has an active boat ramp. Hosts Long Island's only two holer with a view!
Gordons- The end of the line! If you're anywhere north of Deadman's Cay, it's a trip. But well worth it. South Point, the southern tip of Long Island, is reported to provide excellent shelling. Be prepared for a good hike!