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The Ship Yard Beach

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Shoreline at The Ship Yard Beach
Walking path to The Ship Yard Beach
Shoreline at The Ship Yard Beach
Shoreline at The Ship Yard Beach
Old Tamarind Tree
Bottom of Old Tamarind Tree

This area, formerly known as Bamboo Cay, became the first township of Great Harbour Cay in 1836, when then Governor Colebrooke established a settlement of liberated Africans here. It was cut in half to open the marina for a development in the 60’s and is now part of Bullock’s Harbour and Great Harbour Cay.

A 200 year old Tamarind tree still stands, which boat builders used for shade while making their boats; it  gave them the ease to launch their vessels right off the beach. Remnants of grave sites can be seen in the area, along with Dilly trees, sisal plants, and the Community Well.

The beach is surrounded by sea grape trees, providing an opportunity for suntanning with limited shading. It is among the most visited and best beaches in The Berry Islands. French super model/actress Bridgette Bardot used to frequent this beach.


Hours Open: Sunrise to Sunset

Time Period Represented: Mid 19th Century

Seasons Open: Year Round

Visitor Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

The site is not suitable for wheelchair access; persons who are physically challenged should take care when moving around.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are permitted on a leash, but must be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

Administrator's Office-Berry Islands
William Dean Sr. Way, General Delivery, Bullock's Harbour, BY
(242) 367-8021 · fax (242) 367-8295

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 25.743563000
Longitude: -77.845613000
Elevation: 27 FT (8 M)
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Kristy Morris
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