The Tropic of Cancer Beach and Other Exuma Sightseeing

The Tropic of Cancer Beach and Other Exuma Sightseeing

Landmarks are something that many travelers want to check off their bucket list. Visiting each place’s most iconic sites are all once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, so researching landmarks is something you want to do while planning travel itineraries. Here at Peace & Plenty Resort, we’re here to help you make the most of your Bahamas vacations, which includes pointing out a few places to see. Read on for a few suggestions, like the Tropic of Cancer Beach, and more. 

Tropic of Cancer Beach 

Also called Pelican Beach, the Tropic of Cancer Beach is the longest beach on Exuma. But that’s not why it’s famous: it’s named after the actual Tropic of Cancer, because the imaginary line runs along this beach, if you’re familiar with geography. According to the Bahamas website, you’ll likely find this beach fairly empty, so privacy can be yours while enjoying the white sand and turquoise waters of the Tropic of Cancer Beach. 

Three Sisters’ Rocks 

Here’s a Bahamian legend for you: the myth behind Three Sisters’ Rock. To keep it short, three sisters unknowingly fell in love with the same man, and trouble ensued. The women found out that it was the same man on the day that he was sailing back to England. So, they all swam to confront him as his ship left the shores of Exuma. Rough seas caused the sisters to drown, and rocks popped up where they took their last breath. Whether you believe it or not, it’s a site that many travelers stop to see. 

Statue of Pompey

Statues often commemorate important events and movements, and the Pompey statue is no different. Pompey was enslaved in the 1830s by John Rolle, a British loyalist living in the Bahamas. When Rolle tried to transfer a large group of his slaves to a different plantation, Pompey stood up because the move would mean the separation of many families. Fortunately, the Bahamian government granted Pompey’s wish to keep the families together. This memorial stands for the fight against slavery in the Bahamas, which ended just a few years later in 1838. The statue is located in Steventon, closer to Three Sisters’ Rock than the Tropic of Cancer Beach. 

George Town Bahamas Hotels 

After a day of sightseeing places like the Tropic of Cancer Beach and more, return to Peace & Plenty Resort to cool off in the onsite pool—or the ocean if you’re staying in the island cottages. For other landmarks to see and things to do in Exuma, Bahamas, visit our website or give us a call at +1 888-203-4843.