The Southern Out Islands

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  • 1. Bonefish Bay

    Beach–Sight

    The 3-mile beach in front of Club Med has bright white sand as fine as talcum powder, and water that is such a bright neon shade of turquoise...Read More

  • 2. Dean's Blue Hole

    Beach–Sight

    Known as the deepest blue hole in the world with a depth of 663 feet, Dean's Blue Hole is the most amazing sight on the island and one of the...Read More

  • 3. Inagua National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Nothing quite prepares you for your first glimpse of the West Indian flamingos that nest in Inagua National Park: brilliant crimson-pink, up...Read More

  • 4. The Hermitage

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    At the top of 206-foot Mt. Alvernia, the highest point in the Bahamas, the Hermitage is the final resting place of Father Jerome who lived quite...Read More

  • 5. Adderley's Plantation

    Historic District/Site

    Just north of the Stella Maris Airport, west of the main road, are the ruins of 19th-century Adderley's Plantation, a cotton plantation that...Read More

  • 6. Bird Rock Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The sparkling white Bird Rock Lighthouse (built in 1876) once guarded the Crooked Island Passage. The rotating flash from its 115-foot tower...Read More

  • 7. Cape Santa Maria Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Known as one of the Bahamas' top beaches, and located on the leeward side of the island at Cape Santa Maria Resort, the water colors here range...Read More

  • 8. Castle Island Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    On a separate island on Acklins' southwest point, and only reachable by boat, is the Castle Island Lighthouse (built in 1867). It formerly served...Read More

  • 9. Columbus Monument

    Historic District/Site

    Two miles north of Cape Santa Maria is the Columbus Monument, commemorating Columbus's landing on Long Island. The road to the monument is off...Read More

  • 10. Columbus Monuments

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Christopher Columbus has more than one monument on San Salvador Island commemorating his first landfall in the New World on October 12, 1492...Read More

  • 11. Dixon Hill Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    A couple of miles south of Graham's Harbour stands Dixon Hill Lighthouse. Built around 1856, it's the last hand-operated lighthouse in the Bahamas...Read More

  • 12. Erickson Museum and Library

    Library/Archive

    The Erickson Museum and Library is a welcome part of the community, particularly the surprisingly well-stocked, well-equipped library. The Morton...Read More

  • 13. Farquarson Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Ten-and-a-half miles north of Matthew Town is the island's nicest (at least the most accessible) beach where locals come out to chill. There...Read More

  • 14. Fernandez Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Imagine the perfect calm cove in the tropics—a 1-mile stretch of glistening, pristine white sand, inviting shade under coconut palms and sea...Read More

  • 15. Galloway Landing Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This remarkable beach on the southeast coast of the island, south of Clarence Town, is relatively unknown and visited mostly by the locals....Read More

  • 16. Graham's Harbour and Gerace Research Centre

    Educational Institution

    Columbus describes Graham's Harbour in his diaries as large enough "to hold all the ships of Christendom." A former U.S. Navy base near the...Read More

  • 17. Greenwood Beach

    Beach–Sight

    An 8-mile stretch of pink sand on the Atlantic Ocean makes this one of the most spectacular beaches on Cat Island. Hypnotized by the beauty...Read More

  • 18. Hamilton's Cave

    Cave

    The largest cave system in the Bahamas, Hamilton's Cave features stalactites and stalagmites, and passages over 45 feet wide and 9 feet high...Read More

  • 19. Inagua Lighthouse

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    From Southwest Point, a mile or so south of Matthew Town, you can see Cuba's coast—slightly more than 50 miles west—on a clear day from atop...Read More

  • 20. Morton Salt Company

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    Marveling at the salt process lures few visitors to Inagua, but the Morton Salt Company is omnipresent on the island: it has more than 47 square...Read More

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