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 heart of Dunmore Town, Pink Sands Beach is on the North edge of Harbour Island. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will love how easy it is to access Pink Sands Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach is located in a pretty major tourist area.

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 snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, 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.

Bear in mind that the area surrounding Pink Sands Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of Harbour Island. It is near Albert Johnson Memorial, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of the local attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Pink Sands Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Albert Johnson Memorial Historical Site 0.3 mi. SW Harbour Island
Briland Brush Art Gallery 0.4 mi. W 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 town of Dunmore Town is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Pink Sands Beach, Dunmore Town is a fairly short distance away, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice range of accommodations to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which can be seen 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 0.6 mi. S Guest house


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Coral Sands Restaurant. The restaurant has International food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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
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
Rock House Restaurant (242) 333-2053 International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Pink Sands Beach.

You might also enjoy Whale Point Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located two and a half miles to the south.

You may also want to consider Gaulding's Cay Beach, located six miles away.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but Pink Sands Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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