Great Guana Cay

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Great Guana Cay
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Great Guana Cay is a long but narrow islet which is 9 miles (14.5 km) in length. It is located in the centre of the Abaco Islands and is about 8 miles from Marsh Harbour.

There is a five and a half mile long beach on the ocean side of the island which is one of the longest in the Bahamas. There is a cove located on the island called Kidd's Cove named after a pirate. The island hosts one of the best surviving coral reefs in the Bahamas.

'Great Guana Cay is a unique Abaco barrier island in that it hosts both one of the healthiest surviving elkhorn and staghorn coral reefs in the West Indies and also contains a large amount of virgin forest, making it prime habitat for migrating birds and Abaco endemics. Loggerhead turtles, green turtles and hawksbill turtles all nest on the island's beaches. White-crowned pigeons, white-tailed tropicbirds both nest on the island. Before removal of the crabbing-ground mangroves by a golf development, land crabs such as mountain crabs were common and were hunted for food by the native population.


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Great Guana Cay has a port of entry to the Bahamas.

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