Beaches on Harbour Island

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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.  

Which Beaches Are Available?

You will find a large selection of beaches to choose from on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, if some members of your party are so inclined. To get additional information about any of these beaches click on the names of the ones you'd like to know more about.

Pink Sands Beach

If you are wanting to snorkel, a location providing that 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!

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Bottom Harbour Beach. Bottom Harbour Beach is located in the most developed area of North Eleuthera, so simply following Queen's Highway North and forking right the first chance you get will have you at the beach. This fork will be past Gregory Town.

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.

The beaches on and near Harbour Island are provided in the table below.

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

Bear in mind, Harbour Island has other attractions. If interested, you can get more information concerning other attractions by visiting this page.

 

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