Harbour Island Attractions

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The small Harbour Island is as laid back a spot as they come.  While there isn't much to offer by way of cultural attractions, the experiences you'll have mingling with locals as you relax on the beach, check out the small but satisfying dining scene, or simply stroll around town are worth forgoing countless trips to museums. 


Pink Sands Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, if some members of your party enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Pink Sands Beach: Vacationers are sure to adore the pale pink sands of Pink Sands Beach which runs the entire length of the island's eastern side. The dazzling blue waters off of this coast are home to an amazing coral reef which protects this shoreline from dangerous wave breaks making this beach an excellent spot for casual swimming.

A second option that beach-goers can consider is Whale Point Beach. Tucked into the inside of a large cove, Whale Point Beach features some of the calmest ocean water you will find. Combined with the quiet area and the accessibility of the beach, Whale Point is nothing short of a tropical paradise.

Cistern Cay Beach: Cistern Cay Beach is a tropical paradise that has swimming access to another cay, albeit a very small one. Nonetheless, with the crystal clear water and abundance of rock formations, this area is active with coral, fish, and other marine life, making it a top snorkeling destination in the area.

Luckily, the area is home to a nice selection of beaches to choose from on and near the island. Make your way to this article if you're interested in learning additional details.

Historical Sites

If you enjoy experiencing the historical roots of foreign countries, you should consider visiting a historical site during your vacation.

A common landmark for vacationers is Harbour Island Haunted House. It is located within southern Harbour Island. According to legend, the mansion served as the home of a wealthy family until, one day, the family vanished in the 1940's. Over the years the mansion was left alone.

Take a moment to look through this table to read more about historic sites on Harbour Island.

Historic Sites On Harbour Island
Name Phone Location
Albert Johnson Memorial -- Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island
Harbour Island Haunted House -- 0.8 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town


Even though most tourists are attracted by the beaches, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Harbour Island some interesting options, including two caves.

You might want to visit Preacher's Cave, which is located on Eleuthera, Northwest of Harbour Island. Explorers beware, lest you suffer the same fate as William Sayles; a captain who shipwrecked on Eleuthera in the 1600's and was forced to find refuge in what is known now as Preachers Cave. Today however, people seek out this cave for its natural beauty and wonderful photo opportunities.

The table directly below provides more details concerning caves.

Caves Near Harbour Island
Name Type Location
Hatchet Bay Caves Cave 2.9 mi. Southeast of Central Gregory Town
Preacher's Cave Cave 5.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Mano Creek

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