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.  

Beach Choices In The Area

You will find a large selection of beaches to choose from on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on individual names for detailed information about that particular location.

Pink Sands Beach

A nice beach where you may find people snorkeling is Cistern Cay Beach. As one of the popular beaches on Eleuthera Island, drivers will be able to take Queen's Highway Northwest and just break off to the Northeast when they hit Upper Bouge.

Another alternative 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: One of the Northern most beaches on Eleuthera Island, Current Bay Beach can be a bit of a drive, but anyone willing to make it will be rewarded with a quiet beach and amazing sights.

The chart right below shows more details concerning the 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

Needless to say, Harbour Island is home to other attraction types. To read more about other attractions for Harbour Island, visit this page.


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