Highbourne Cay is approximately 3 miles long, covering an area of +/- 500 acres. Highbourne fits its name perfectly – the island is shaped like the letter H and its highest point is over 100 feet above sea level, one of the highest elevations in the Exumas.
A 17th Century map of the island shows a flowing channel of water across what is now the isthmus connecting the two, larger portions of the cay. In those days there would have been two cays laying parallel to each other.
Eight beaches line the island’s shore. Highbourne’s East Beach is renowned world-wide for its beauty and is ranked as one of the best beaches in The Bahamas. With three miles of powdery-soft white sand, East Beach is one of the few places in the world where yours are often the only footprints in the sand.