Seven Mile Beach
Just north of George Town, Seven Mile Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand that curls around the west of the island. A bit of a misnomer, Seven Mile Beach is actually only 5.5 miles (8.8km) long, and is slowly shrinking due to erosion. A reef protects the coast and ensures that the water is calm and ideal for swimming and snorkelling. This is the most popular beach on the island and is bordered by dozens of hotels, but it is large enough to ensure sunbathers do not end up towel-to-towel. For day-visitors there are plenty of restaurants, beach bars, and even grilling facilities to relax in after a day of watersports. North of Seven Mile Beach is West Bay, the country's second largest town.