Beaches on Harbour Island

Photo credit: © Barb McKellar

It is rare that a list of the Caribbean's best beaches is created that doesn't include the beaches of Harbour Island.  This is in part because the sands on these shores, created by crushed coral, are pink in hue and as soft as they come.  Add the unique view the vibrant blues of the waters that wash ashore and the calm surf and it is easy to see why these beaches are so highly regarded.  

The Area's Beaches

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for people who are so inclined. Just click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Pink Sands Beach

If you love to snorkel, a location where that is an option is 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!

A second option for beach-goers to consider is Bottom Harbour Beach. One of a few beaches that share the cove, Bottom Harbour is distinguished by the beach club that draws most of the beach's visitors.

Current Bay Beach: Anyone on Eleuthera Island who wants to head over to Current Bay will need to take the Public Highway as far North as it will go. Once the road splits, head right (East) and you will end at Current Bay Beach.

Look through the following chart to see beaches located on and near the island.

Beaches On and Near Harbour Island
Name Location Island Coast
Bottom Harbour Beach 3.1 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Cistern Cay Beach 2.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Current Bay Beach 4.9 mi. Northwest of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Lower Bogue Beach 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Lower Bogue Eleuthera Northwest
Pink Sands Beach Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island Harbour Island North
Tay Bay Beach 5.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Mano Creek Eleuthera North
Twin Sisters Beach 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Whale Point Beach 2.4 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest

If you are looking for a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you might want to think about other possibilities. Click to view our page regarding other interesting attractions for Harbour Island.


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