Dean’s Blue Hole is iconic and known to be second deepest salt water blue hole in the world. There is a shallow sandy lip around the edge and it plunges down to 663 ft. beyond the shelf. The beach is gorgeous and stretches for miles. You can climb to the top from either side to jump in or just take in the breathtaking view. It is enclosed on 3 sides by rock cliffs and on the third side is a turquoise lagoon, the blue hole is always calm. On a calm day at low-tide, you can walk all the way out past the blue hole and see out beyond the surrounding cliffs.
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Bring a hat & sunblock; there is no shade around the Blue Hole
If you are not a strong swimmer DO NOT go in the Blue Hole, there are plenty of beaches in this area you can enjoy
Despite it seemingly looking like a normal rock formation there is a lot you can do here. You can walk along the beaches, snorkel and dive here, cliff jumping is also an option. There are lots of small fish mainly around the edges of the blue hole. If you walk to the opposite side of the beach there is an area that has a large number of sand dollars and star fish. If you dive down to the first cliff you can watch waterfalls of sand cascade off the edge. There is a floating dock in the center of the hole, used for freediving. People have used this platform for jumping in the water and sunbathing. Most of the time you will be the only person here, it is a great place for reflection and relaxation. I also like to admire the many shades of blue surrounding the area.
How to get there:
Dean’s Blue Hole is located toward the southern end of Long Island, about three miles north of Clarence Town. Access is through the Turtle Cove development. Locate the blue stone wall on the east side of the highway. Take the road all the way to the end, turn right and follow a narrow, winding dirt road to the very end. There is a small parking area and you can walk directly to the blue hole from there.
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