Category: Gillam Bay

What’s Your Favourite Abaco Beach?

It’s a question with many answers. Abaco has many beautiful beaches, each with a unique personality. And it seems that every Abaconian or Abaco lover has a favourite — one beach that holds special meaning for them.

Treasure Cay Beach - Abaco, Bahamas

Treasure Cay Beach – Abaco, Bahamas

I’m working on a piece for the next issue of Abaco Life about Abaco beaches, and I’d love to hear about your favourite. What makes it special? What is it about that particular beach that speaks to you?

Let's Take a Beach Break

It’s been a difficult and emotional week for many of us. I thought perhaps we could all use a moment just to stop and breathe.

I don’t know what it is about the salt air and sea breeze, but the beach (Gillam Bay, ideally) is definitely my go-to place for reflection and relaxation. Where’s yours?

Daily Photo – August 15, 2016

Historic Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum

Today’s Museum Monday photo shows the settlement of New Plymouth, as well as Black Sound and, in the distance, Pelican and No Name Cays.

Note that at the time this photo was taken, the Gillam Bay point, as we know it, did not exist. Above and to the right of the point is a sandbar, to which my grandmother and other older Green Turtle residents recalled walking at low tide to gather shells. Over time, the land between the point and the bar filled in to create what is now the Gillam Bay point.

This photo is a great reminder of how the shores of the cay ebb and flow over time.


Daily Photo – April 11, 2016

Gillam Bay Before the Point Was Formed

Photo: Albert Lowe Museum

In honour of the Albert Lowe Museum, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, all daily photos on Mondays during 2016 will be historic images related to Green Turtle Cay or Abaco.

Today’s Museum Monday photo was taken at Gillam Bay before “the point” as we know it today was formed. At that time, the road from town ended at the bottom of the primary school steps, and most people reached Gillam Bay by walking east along the beach at the south side of the New Plymouth settlement.

(For reference, the photographer was standing roughly where the sea wall is today, facing south toward the Abaco Mainland.)

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