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'll find a large selection of beaches to visit on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for vacationers who are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to 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 alternative that beach-goers can consider is Whale Point Beach. While Whale Point Beach is tucked away into a cove through a forest, the roads to the beach are relatively well maintained, and there should be no difficulties getting to the beach.
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.
The island and surrounding areas are home to a nice selection of beaches. You can get more information by going to this page.
If you like to explore the history of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a historical site while vacationing on Harbour Island.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Harbour Island Haunted House. It is located in southern Harbour Island. The mansion has been gutted and does not offer any service. However, for special events, party planners in the area light thousands of candles in the grounds, a beautiful experience popular with those getting married.
Check out the chart below to learn more about historical sites on the island.
|--||Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island|
|Harbour Island Haunted House||--||0.8 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town|
Even though most visitors to the area have heard about the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Harbour Island some interesting options, including two caves.
You may enjoy visiting Preacher's Cave, which is located within Eleuthera, Northwest of Harbour Island. While Eleuthera is one of the more popular islands of the Bahamas, there is not city comparable to Nassau on it, so even getting to the island can be an adventure. One on the island, you will have to head all the way north, via Queen's and Public Highway and then turn towards Tay Bay Beach.
The table just below provides you with more details concerning 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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