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Near Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
 

Ben's Cave

 
 
Ben's Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 11, 2015
1. Ben's Cave Marker
Inscription. The entrance to Ben's Cave was created when a portion of the roof collapsed. The clear pool that you see is fresh water, which floats on top of the lower salt water. Under-water passages spread out horizontally from Ben's Cave for thousands of yards making the Lucayan cavern system one of the longest surveyed in the world. Large colonies of harmless bats use the ceiling of Ben's Cave as a nursery in the summer. Orchids and bromeliads can be seen growing on trees around the entrance.
 
Location. 26° 36.358′ N, 78° 24.133′ W. Marker is near Freeport, Grand Bahama. Marker can be reached from Grand Bahama Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is located on walking trail in the Lucayan National Park, north-side of Grand Bahama Highway.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Burial Mound Cave (a few steps from this marker).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Lucayan National Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 11, 2015
2. Lucayan National Park
Ben's Cave is located inside Lucayan National Park
Ben's Cave image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 11, 2015
3. Ben's Cave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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