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This beach earned its name from the longboats that Christopher Columbus and his crew used to come ashore here on October 12, 1492; a simple white cross marks the spot and it is the most photographed place on the island. The cross was placed there by Colombian historian Ruth D. Wolper and the people of San Salvador in 1956. The location is based on the scholarship of Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, whose expedition in 1940 charted the course of Columbus from the Old World to the New, aided by notations in his ship's log.

Weddings, Swimming and snorkeling are popular activities here; there are a number of large reefs, bountiful with fish, and one with a 40-foot drop-off at the point.

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Location:
Queen's Highway
Long Bay
Bahamas
Contact Information:
San Salvador Tourist Office
(242) 331-1928
(242) 331-1929
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