Attractions on Harbour Island

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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. 

Beaches

Pink Sands Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to consider on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that 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 alternative worth considering 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 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 offer plenty of other beach choices. Those interested can obtain more information by following this link.

Historical Sites

In case you like to explore the history of a foreign country, you might want to visit a historical site during your vacation.

Many travelers choose to visit Harbour Island Haunted House. It is situated 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.

Take a look at the following table for a listing of historical 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

Caves

Although most travelers are drawn by the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Harbour Island some great options, including two caves.

You should consider visiting Preacher's Cave, which is found 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 chart directly below has a few 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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