Clarence Town, Long Island

Settlements: Southern Long island; Clarence Town, Dunmore, Hard Bargain, Taits, Roses, Little Harbour, Berry, Fords Landing, Miley, Morrisville, Mortimores

Map of Clarence Town

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Updated: 29 March 2019

Explorer Chart:
LI-1 LI-8, LI-9

Air Service

  • Clarence Town" a large anchorage. Caution is needed as it is unsafe to enter the harbor when a large NW - N swell is breaking across the entrance.Avoid anchoring in the entrance channel to the marina. Look for patches of sand.
  • Little Harbour: Enter only when fairly calm. Good protection.
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
Art Gallery / Art
  • Oasis Bakery; 242-337-3003. Clarence Town.
Bank & ATM
Beverage Store
Bike Rental
Boat Rental
/ Charter
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
  • 242-357-1004; Fax: 242-337-3100. Clarence Town.
  • 242-337-1100. Roses.
Car Rental
  • Unique Wheels. Has ~ 24 new cars including dune buggies.
  • Flying Fish Marina; 242-337-3430.
  • Gladstone Taylor; 242-337-1054.
  • Oasis Bakery; 242-337-0003 / 0004
Cell Phone Service
  • There is good cell phone service all along Long Island.
  • Anglican. Built by Fr. Jerome.
  • Catholic. Built by Fr. Jerome
  • Church of God of Prophecy.
  • Gospel.
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
Customs & Immigration
  • Administrator in Clarence Town can assist with customs and immigration when officers are not available.
Dinghy Landing
  • Emergency
Fresh Fish
  • Constantakis Sea Enterprises; 242-337-0644. Petty's.
  • Flying Fish Marina; 242-337-3430; VHF Ch-16. Diesel and gas. Clarence Town.
  • Major's Petroleum / Yuma Gas Station; 242-347-3047; VHF Ch-16. Government dock; requires good fenders. Clarence Town.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
  • Unique Wheels. Scooter rental.
Government / Administrator
  • 242-337-3206. Clarence Town.
  • Department of Local Government; 242-337-3030. Clarence Town.
  • Long Island Tourist Office; 242-338-8668. Deals.
Groceries & Produce
  • Berrys Groceries Gordons.
  • Convenience Store. Gordons.
  • Deans Food Store. Roses.
  • Flying Fish Marina; 242-337-3430. Clarence Town.
  • Government packing house; 242-337-3276. Produce. Clarence Town.
  • Hilside Grocery; 242-337-3166. Dunmore.
  • Harbour Grocery; 242-337-3934. Clarence Town.
  • Ivis' Food Store. Gordons.
  • Mortimer's Groceries. Gordons.
  • True Value Food & Drugs; 242-337-3903. Clarence Town.
Hardware & Lumber
  • Harbour Grocery; 242-337-3934. Clarence Town.
Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi
  • Compass Rose Guest House.
  • Flying Fish Marina; 242-337-3430.
  • Galloway Landing.
  • Gems at Paradise; 242-337-3016 / 3019; Clarence Town.
  • Lochabar Beach Lodge; 242-337-3123. Clarence Town.
  • Loch A Bar Beach Houses & Hotel; 242-337-0025. Clarence Town.
  • Seaside Apartments; 242-337-3027. Clarence Town.
  • Tommy's Inn; 242-337-3015. Clarence Town.
  • Villa Del Sol Rentals; 242-337-6786. Clarence Town.
Marina & Dockage
  • Flying Fish Marina; 242-337-3430; Email: 16 slips; 8-9' depths; laundry; provisions; fuel, bar & grill; bathrooms & showers. The marina has undergone an extensive redevelopment. There is beautiful new building at the S end of the property which houses the marina office and ships store. On the second floor there is a restaurant with a spectacular 270º view of the ocean and harbor. There is a beautiful swimming pool and patio.

Marine Supplies & Parts

Marine Services & Repairs
  • Milander's Auto. Diesel mechanic; can order parts; Clarence Town.
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Government clinic; 242-337-3333. Nurse on staff. Clarence Town.
  • Government clinic; 232-337-1100. Roses.
  • Pharmacy: Prescription Parlour at True Value Food Store; 242-337-3903. One-day service from Nassau; 242-356-3973;
Packages & Shipping
  • DHL; Nekia Shearer; 242-357-1414. Nancy Knowles; 242-337-1555
  • Lightspeed Shipping; 242-323-7767; 242-810-5976; Contact: Nathalia Gibbs. A new operation serving Nassau, Eleuthera, and Long Island. Items sent to their shipping point in Pompano Beach FL will be transported by air to the local airport on the island. They will provide package tracking information and handle Customs. They will also provide personal shopping services from vendors in the Pompano Beach area. Use their website to set up an account to ship your package.
Personal Services
  • 242-337-3919 / 1567. Office in green administration building. Clarence Town.
  • 242-357-1200. All Long Island.
Post Office / Mail
  • PO is located in Clarence Town.
  • R-Turn Island Fuels. Located near Harbour Grocery.
  • Pratt Propane; located S of Clarence Town. Brings truck to Island Breeze in Salt Pond on Wednesdays.
  • Gems at Paradise; 242-337-3016 / 3019; Clarence Town. Kayaking, cycling, beach, bonefishing.
  • Winter Haven Resort; 242-337-0240. Clarence Town.
Restaurant & Bar
  • Carpenter's Arms. Roses.
  • Harbour View. Clarence Town.
  • Le Pon; 242-337-3766. Clarence Town.
  • Oasis Bakery. Clarence Town.
  • Outer Edge Grill; 242-337-3445. Located on waterfront in Flying Fish Marina. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
  • Rough Boys Bar & Grill;242- . Located at Winterhaven Resort across from Flying Fish Marina. Waterfront restaurant, bar, pool, tiki bar.
  • Sweet P Restaurant & Bar; 242-337-3478. Dunmore.
  • The Forest Restaurant; 242-337-3287. Miley; S of Clarence Town. [Great cheeseburgers.] March 2012: restaurant was closed.
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • D's Collection. Gordons.
  • Ena L Major's Creations; 242-337-3034. Clarence Town.
  • Harbour Grocery. Straw work.
  • Variety Store. Berries.
  • Wallace family. Straw work. Dunmore.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
  • See Deans Blue Hole, below.
Things to See & Do
  • Deans Blue Hole. World's deepest blue hole at Turtle Bay N of Clarence Town.

  • Cartwright Duho cave; near Mortimers.
  • Ruins of Taylor Plantatipn at Lochabar.
  • Ruins of Lord Dunmore's estate at Dunmore.


  • Clarence Harbour: The Bahamas Met Office reports that Hight Tide = Nassau + 49 min.; Low Tide = Nassau + 55 min.
  • Trash bins at marina for patrons.
VHF Protocol
  • Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually on 4045 KHz USB Simplex at 0630 AST.
  • Bahamas Met Office website provides weather forecast for local areas throughout the Bahamas.

Topics: 19 Jan 12