Whether you're on land or on water, exploring Long Island is what it's all about. Just be sure to bring your camera!
From diving into inland blue holes to kayaking serpentine mangrove-lined waterways, the views are spectacular and the fun endless. The Queen's Highway runs the length of the island -- about 60 miles. Remember that driving is on theleft here.
Don't be surprised if people wave as you drive past -- just wave back and smile. You'll find that this is a very friendly island!
Kayaking Guana Cay
Kayaking Columbus Monument
Kayak Almost Anywhere!
Long Island Is Great For Families!
For kayaking, we especially like picturesque Guana Cay and the Columbus Monument.
A short kayak ride out to Guana Cay is a Jurassic Park experience (without the velociraptors!). This is home to the curly-tailed lizards. In a matter of minutes you can glide over shallow turtle grass to this scenic little cay -- but be sure to take some bread along.
Pull your kayak onto the broad sandy beach, then venture over to the coconut palms and sea grape trees. Knock some rocks together, and in a minute dozens of lizards come scampering down for a handout, along with hungry hermit crabs!
Columbus Monument is at the north end of the island. Kayaking, picnicking, even kayak-surfing make this a very exciting, fun-filled day. The monument commemorates Columbus's second landfall, here on Long Island.
Bonacord "Fan" Beach
Clouds In the Water
Everyone Loves to Kayak
With its expansive shoreline and uninhabited cays, the dream of having a sandy beach all to oneself on Long Island is as easy as finding a ripe coconut.
Powder-soft, sparkling white (and even pink!) sandy beaches ring most of the island.
On the calm banks side, extremely clear waters ranging from aqua to pale green lap the shore, and sand as soft as talcum powder stretches for miles. The Atlantic surf crashes on the opposite side, but many protected coves provide spectacular private hideaways.