Fancy a dip? - Cute - Stylist Magazine

Fancy a dip?

Lucky swines

19 Jul 2013

Welcome to Pig Beach, a Bahaman island populated by swimming pigs.

The animals enjoy a dip in cool natural spring water during endless days of baking heat, and survive on the hospitality of locals and tourists.

Around 20 pigs inhabit the island, swimming alongside holidaymakers and obliging their photographic demands:

They're even known to swim up and greet visiting ships.

Legend has it the pigs made the island their home after being dumped by sailors who had planned to return and use them for meat.

Other theories suggest the animals survived a shipwreck, escaped from a local islet, or are part of an elaborate PR stunt to entice tourists to the island.

Redditors visiting the Bahamas have sailed to the island and posted pictures of their friendly island hosts.

Tweet us your pictures of animals swimming here.

Tags:

Share on

or email.

  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Delicious

Add a comment

CONNECT WITH STYLIST

Our Most…

The instant baristas

Fancy the perfect cup of coffee made to your…

More

The 10 best UK cookery courses

As it's revealed that Kate Middleton took a…

More

Win the perfect night out worth over £850 with Echo Falls

We’ve teamed up with Echo Falls to give one…

More

Win one of two iPad Mini's with Cascade

To celebrate the launch of the brand new game…

More

The Pool slide; the fashion lovers holiday must-have

Even your Mum is considering buying a pair. Yes,…

More

Your Vote Counts

Could you go on holiday by yourself?

Could you go on holiday by yourself?