Pig Beach

  • Pig Beach - The Caribbean
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  • Pig Beach - The Caribbean
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  • Pig Beach - The Caribbean

There’s a very logical reason for Pig Beach’s name. And that’s the fact this beach on the otherwise uninhabited island of Major Cay is regularly frequented by wild pigs that enjoy nothing better than cooling off in the aquamarine waters.

Approximately a mile (1.8 km) in length, Pig Beach is located on the cay’s west coast. The fifty or so pigs that reside here can be reached in around two hours by speedboat from Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. Tours are also available from Great Exuma and Staniel Cay. The boat trip from the latter takes around 15 minutes.

The pigs of Pig Beach add another element to its gently-sloping white sands, which lead to an area of indigenous shrubs. Should you be wondering, Big Momma is the largest pig on the island.

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Rock Sound

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