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.

Set just outside the heart of Dunmore Town, Pink Sands Beach is on the North coast of Harbour Island. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Pink Sands Beach is the type of destination where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - it definitely isn't a quiet, private place to take a nap.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Pink Sands Beach is the ultimate convenience. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. 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.

Since Pink Sands Beach can be located inside a commonly visited area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Pink Sands Beach on the North coast of Harbour Island. It is near Albert Johnson Memorial, which is situated a quarter mile to the south west, and it is one of the area's attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The nearby town of Dunmore Town is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. 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 several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the following table.

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 Hotel 0.5 mi. SW Hotel
Valentines Residences Resort & Marina 0.5 mi. SW Hotel
Tingum Village Hotel 0.6 mi. S Guest house


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Coral Sands Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has International cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Pink Sands Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coral Sands Restaurant (242) 333-2350 International Informal 0.1 mi. W
Malcolm 51 (242) 333-2030 Bahamian Fine Dining 0.1 mi. W
Blue Bar & Restaurant (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
Runaway Hill Inn Restaurant (242) 333-2150 Fusion, International Informal 0.3 mi. S
Arthur's Bakery (242) 333-2285 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. WSW
Dunmore Deli (242) 333-2644 International Informal 0.4 mi. WSW
The Landing restaurant (242) 333-2707 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SW
Harry O's (242) 333-3478 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
Rock House Restaurant (242) 333-2053 International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SW
Sugar Rush (242) 475-1029 American Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Pink Sands Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Harbour Island.

You may also want to try Whale Point Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located two and a half miles to the south.

Another location you may want to try is Gaulding's Cay Beach, located six miles away.

Perhaps Pink Sands Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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