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San Salvador Garden Cave

Beach, Caves, Cayes, and Islands
Gerace research center

Garden Cave, located near the hilltop south of Reckley Hill Pond & north of the eastern end of Crescent Pond, northeastern San Salvador Island, eastern Bahamas.

Garden Cave is hosted in a lithified sand dune ridge composed of aragonitic calcarenite lime stones of the Owl's Hole Formation (Middle Pleistocene). This cave is a partially collapsed flank margin cave. Flank margin caves form at the flanks of carbonate islands and at the margins of fresh-groundwater lenses. As such, flank margin caves are phreatic features. In the vicinity of the seawater-freshwater mixing zone (halocline) of a groundwater lens, relatively rapid dissolution of limestone occurs due to the high aggressivity of the water. Limestone dissolution at Garden Cave occurred during the Middle Pleistocene and/or Late Pleistocene

Accessibility Notes

This site is not easily accessible to those with mobility impairments or persons in wheelchairs.

Recreational Opportunities

Great for Hiking

Hours

Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Pricing

None