Just over 3/4 miles
This wonderful hike is just over 3/4 miles from the inland trailhead to the shore of Brown Bay. The first half of the trail is exposed and rocky, steepley ascending 200 feet through cactus and agave. The trail passes several historical ruins along the way to the summit. The second half follows an easier grade down to the shoreline of Brown Bay as the surrounding vegetation transitions to a lush tropical environment. The sand & grass covered bottom of the shallow waters of Brown Bay provide an easy entrance, great for beginner and intermediate snorkelers. The bay is very protected and provides a perfect environment for queen conch and sea biscuits. As you swim out of the bay you encounter a mature fringing reef teaming with aquatic life and a dazzling variety of gorgonians (sea fans, sea whips, sea plumes and others.) At the west end of the beach you can access and explore a major historical ruin from the sugar era.