Fodor's Expert Review Warwick Long Bay
Different from the covelike bay beaches, Warwick Long Bay has about a ½-mile (1-km) stretch of sand—the longest of any beach here. Its backdrop is a combination of steep cliffs and low grass- and brush-covered hills. The beach is exposed to some strong southerly winds, but the waves are usually moderate because the inner reef is close to shore. A 20-foot coral outcrop less than 200 feet offshore looks like a sculpted boulder balancing on the water's surface. South Shore Park, which surrounds the bay, is often empty, a fact that only heightens the beach's appealing isolation and serenity. A summertime concession stand offers snacks for purchase. Note that the beach does not have changing rooms. Amenities: parking (free); toilets. Best for: solitude; snorkeling; swimming; walking.