Pig Beach🐷

Pig Beach is an uninhabited island located in Exuma, the Bahamas. The island takes its unofficial name from the fact that it is populated by a colony of feral pigs that live on the island and in the surrounding shallows.

It is told that the pigs were dropped off on Big Major Cay by a bunch of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them for a meal. But these sailors never returned. The pigs have survived on excess food dumped from passing boats and ships. 

Another tale has it that the pigs were survivors of a shipwreck and managed to swim to shore, while another claims that the pigs had escaped from a nearby islet.

Who knows what to believe? 

Others suggest that the pigs were part of a business scheme to attract tourists to the Bahamas. The pigs are now fed by locals and tourists and the island is unofficially known as Pig Beach by the locals.

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4 thoughts on “Pig Beach🐷

  1. Well, whatever the truth is thanks to the pigs for swimming… I laughed half an hour : )

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  2. Oh my God, that’s brilliant! I am going to try and visit Chicken Island here in China at some point that’ll be interesting 🙂

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    1. That sounds awesome! I would love to hear about it!


  3. That picture of the pigs swimming is awesome! Just looking at it is relaxing. Thank you!


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