Hawksbill Cay

Hawksbill, an uninhabited cay owned by Exuma Park, has numerous soft sand beaches on both the western and eastern shores of the cay. Particular highlights for visits here include the Loyalist Ruins, the spectacular beaches, and the amazing harbors and bays.

Two separate mooring fields on the banks’ side are available for use while you explore.The northern mooring field at the center of the cay holds four moorings. This field runs along the long sandy beach (Adler Beach) and is just south of the entrance to the trail to the old Loyalist settlement that populated the cay in the late 1700’s. A trail from Adler Beach runs across the cay and then branches off to the sound side North and South Beaches.

The main mooring field, with a drop box, is on the southwest corner of the cay. The waters along the northern shore and in the southern cove of the cay are very shallow and are best explored on a rising tide to avoid being stranded in your dinghy. Avoid very strong tidal currents in the cuts.

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Hawksbill Cay Moorings

The use of all moorings is at the boat owners/users risk.
All moorings at Hawksbill Cay are on a first come, first served basis. There are two fields— Hawksbill North with 4 moorings and Hawksbill South with 10 moorings.

The North field is located on the west side of Hawksbill Cay, approximately half way down the cay just south of the sand bar.

The southern field is in the large bay at the southern tip of the cay.

All the moorings are designed to accommodate vessels up to 65’ in length with a 6’ draft. You may enter these fields and secure to any empty ball of your choice. Each field has two moorings that will accommodate yachts to 150’ in length and are marked as such on the actual mooring ball. Please use standard size balls first if available.

A payment drop box, with envelopes, is located in the southern mooring field adjacent to the large “Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park” sign.

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The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park was the world’s first protected area of its kind, when created in 1959 by the same legislation that established the Bahamas National Trust.

Contact Us

Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park
P O Box N-4105
Nassau, The Bahamas

(242) 225-6402