Ultimately, part of the Exuma experience is visiting a number of beaches and deciding for yourself which is your favourite. Do you want long sweeping powdery sand, a hidden grotto sheltered by rocks, access to snorkelling or walking distance to a great beach bar? There are also a number of beaches that offer opportunities to see all kinds of interesting sea life, or in one case pigs trying to impersonate sea life.
Our favourite beaches tend to be on Little Exuma and when we poll Bahamians the most common answer to "what's your favourite beach?" is Tropic of Cancer Beach (on Little Exuma).
For the more 'famous' beaches on Great and Little Exuma look for a Beach Access road sign. However, there are a number of unique beach experiences (like swimming with pigs) accessible only by boat. For those accessible by boat it is best to go with a tour company.