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.
You will discover a large number of beaches to consider on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that specific beach.
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 location to 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 may look like any other beach from land, but if you put on a mask and head beneath the waves, you'll see an entire metropolis of marine life. The only downside is that everyone entering the water should watch their step, or else they may damage the fragile ecosystem; or step on something that bites or stings back!
The island and surrounding areas have quite a few other beaches. Click to find our page regarding beaches for Harbour Island.
In case you enjoy experiencing the history of foreign countries, you should consider visiting a historical site during your time on Harbour Island.
A landmark worth visiting is Harbour Island Haunted House. It is found 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 read the following chart for more information on sites of historical interest on the island.
|--||Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island|
|Harbour Island Haunted House||--||0.8 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town|
Although most vacationers have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Harbour Island multiple choices, including a couple of caves.
You might enjoy a visit to Preacher's Cave, which is situated 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 following chart enables you to learn some key facts regarding 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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