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Sandy Point: San Salvador

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Grotto Beach located in Sandy Point, great for Picnics and private functions.
Sign at entrance into Sandy Point
The Dripping Rock Cave in Sandy Point
Watlings Castle in Sandy point

There is a settlement called Sandy Point on a number of islands in The Bahamas. Located on the southwest side of San Salvador, this one is home to John Watling's Estates, which takes up a large portion of the area.

Sandy Point is home to many vacation-home owners who visit the island during the winter months. It is made up of Columbus Landing 1-4, and has prime land for development. Some of the island's best beaches are found here, including Grotto Beach, French Beach, and Broad Beach. The Dripping Rock Cave and the Blue Hole are also located in this area.

This is a good catching ground for indigenous land crabs, a delicacy used in many local dishes.

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San Salvador Tourist Office

Queen's Highway, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-1928 · fax (242) 331-1927
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Sandy Point Beach
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Sandy Point Beach

At Sandy Point, a strange phenomenon occurs in summer where the waves carry the sand to the...

Watling's Castle/Sandy Pointe Estate
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Watling's Castle/Sandy Pointe Estate

Very little is known about John Watling, the buccaneer who frequented this area and for whom...


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Latitude: 23.959702000
Longitude: -74.552236000
Elevation: 28 FT (9 M)
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