We came to this fabulous beach a total of 5 times during our 7 night stay in the Bahamas! Worth every penny of the $5.00 admission to the park - make sure the check out the cave's while you're at it, if you've paid the money then why not? The caves are beautiful with crystal clear blue water and when the sun shines down through the opening ... GASP!!! Magic! The boardwalk to the beach is awesome, remember to bring some bread and stop between the first two signs along the boardwalk and throw a chunk in. You won't be dissapointed! The parrot fish are stunning and the long skinny one's are quite entertaining trying to get the bread down their skinny jaws. Lots of fish live under this boardwalk and come racing out at the first sign of a snack. The local birds will also hop right up to you to request a nibble of their own.
When you get off the boardwalk keep an eye out for land crabs along the edges of the paths, you can see their little burrows all along the path and if you're lucky you might catch a glimpse of one.
At the end of the mangroove trail you will walk up, and out, onto the most stunning beach you've ever seen (provided you've gone during low tide). Glistening blue hues, huge sand bars and shallows FULL of starfish, crabs, clams and ocasionally CONCH! Beautiful beach as far as the eye can see and some wicked cool drift wood tree's with root mazes still attached - great photo ops here! We snorkeled all the way out to Gold Rock, which is actually in about 5 feet of water and you can walk right up to it. BE CAREFUL though - Gold rock is sharp! The nooks and crannies of it are full of sea urchins as well - best just not to touch. There are also "fire coral" around the rock which will sting and itch and burn if you touch it so just avoid it if you can, besides you shouldn't be touching the coral anyways right?? The water is not very deep here by the reef and you can only swim over it during high tide but it is beautiful and full of fish and critters to check out during low tide even swimming along side it instead of above. For those looking for some snorkling closer to shore, when you come out of the mangrove path just to the right of the picnic table look out to the water, there is a dark spot a little ways out that has a chunk of coral there with little red "flowers" that suck themselves in when approached, fish, anenome's, sand dollars galore and we found a conch there too. Great beach - beautiful views and we spent hours here. Did I mention I was proposed to on this beach? He couldn't have picked a more beautiful and perfect spot! My favorite place in the world!
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