Long Island is 80 miles long and about 4 miles wide. Situated 165 miles from Nassau and 300 miles from Florida it is an island split by the Tropic of Cancer.
The capital is Clarence Town and is known as the most scenic island in the Bahamas. There are airports in Stella Maris and Deadman's Cay.
Tourist opportunities include sailing, fishing, scuba diving, free diving, snorkeling, excellent bonefishing and relaxing on beaches. Cape Santa Maria Beach, located at Stella Maris, is frequently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Long Island is also home to Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole in the world. Dean's Blue Hole has become famous with the increasing popularity of competitive free diving. William Trubridge, the world renowned free driver, frequents the location.