Pink Sands Beach

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Pink Sands Beach was rated as one of the Caribbean's best beaches by Caribbean Travel and Life magazine as well as Travel + Leisure. The beach is 3 miles long and up to 100 feet wide.

Situated near the center of Dunmore Town, Pink Sands Beach is on the North coast of Harbour Island. You might want regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Many of The Bahamas' beaches are calm, pleasant, and quiet. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at Pink Sands Beach.

How to Access The Beach
There are many access points along the beautiful Pink Sands Beach, and you can walk there from any of the boat docks on the island. If you wish to further explore the island, golf cart rental is the preferred method.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. With these features, it is easy to see why Travel + Leisure ranked this beach as number five in the world for most dramatic landscape.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. While vacationing in The Bahamas you can make your accommodations reservations at any of the low-rise hotels located along these shores as well or private villas, so you can be close to the exotic Pink Sands Beach.

Bear in mind that the area right around Pink Sands Beach is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Pink Sands Beach is on the North coast of Harbour Island; the area is home to other attractions such as Albert Johnson Memorial, which is a quarter mile away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Pink Sands Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Albert Johnson Memorial Historical Site 0.3 mi. SW Harbour Island
The Princess Street Gallery Art Gallery 0.4 mi. WSW Harbour Island
Harbour Island Haunted House Historical Site 1.0 mi. S Harbour Island

Cities and Towns

Dunmore Town is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Pink Sands Beach, Dunmore Town is just up the road, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms a car ride away. A list of the closest options are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Pink Sands Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coral Sands Hotel 0.1 mi. W Hotel
Pink Sands Resort 0.1 mi. W Hotel
The Dunmore 0.2 mi. SSW Cottages
Runaway Hill Inn 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Oceanview Club -- -- B & B
The Landing 0.4 mi. SW Guest house
Rock House 0.4 mi. SW Hotel
Royal Palm Resort And Suites 0.5 mi. SW Resort
Royal Palm Hotel 0.5 mi. SW Hotel
Valentines Residences Resort & Marina 0.5 mi. SW Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Coral Sands Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious International food. Many guests rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Pink Sands Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coral Sands Restaurant (242) 333-2350 International Informal 0.1 mi. W
Blue Bar and Grill (242) 333-2030 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.1 mi. W
The Dunmore Restaurant (242) 333-2200 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.2 mi. SSW
Sip Sip Harbour Island (242) 333-3316 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
Arthur's Bakery (242) 333-2285 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. SW
Tropic Hut (242) 333-3700 -- -- -- --
Runaway Hill Inn Restaurant (242) 333-2150 Fusion, International Informal 0.3 mi. S
Dunmore Deli (242) 333-2644 International Informal 0.3 mi. W
Brian's BBQ (242) 333-3129 -- Very Casual -- --
Angela's Starfish Restaurant (242) 333-2253 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. W
The Landing restaurant (242) 333-2707 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SW
The Shack (242) 333-2542 -- Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Harbour Island besides Pink Sands Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Pink Sands Beach is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider checking out Whale Point Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it two and a half miles to the south.

Another location you may want to try is Gaulding's Cay Beach, which is located six miles to the south-southeast.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but Pink Sands Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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