West Whale Bay


This beautiful pink-sand beach sits at the end of Whale Bay Rd, surrounded by precipitous cliffs and fringed by pine trees. You're likely to have its secluded coves largely to yourself; since it's not linked to the main string of South Shore beaches, few tourists stray here.

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