Pig Beach – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Pig Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them. The sailors, though, never returned; the pigs survived on excess food dumped from passing ships.[2][7] One other legend has it that the pigs were survivors of a shipwreck and managed to swim to shore[8] while another claims that the pigs had escaped from a nearby islet.[9] Others suggest that the pigs were part of a business scheme to attract tourists to the Bahamas.[8] The pigs are now fed by locals and tourists[10] and the island is unofficially known as Pig Beach by the locals.[11] Eric Cheng, a photographer who took snapshots of the pigs, said of them: