The largest settlement in the Abacos, Marsh Harbour actually serves as a central point for exploring other islands in the district. As beautiful as Marsh Harbour is, is doesn't have much to offer visitors as far as attractions are concerned, so your best bet is to charter a boat or get to know the ferry schedule to do a bit of island-hopping.
You will find a large number of beaches to choose from, although all of them are located nearby. Just click on the beach names for more detail concerning that individual beach.
If you enjoy snorkeling, a location where that is an option is Sandy Cay. There are two beaches on this private island. Once faces to the west and the other to the south east, totaling 800 feet of some of the softest, whitest sand imaginable.
A second location for beach-goers to consider is Cemetery Beach. Lined with palm trees and containing a few residences, this infrequently traveled spot makes for a pleasant afternoon in the sun on the beautiful Man-O-War Cay.
Tahiti Beach: Located at the far end of Elbow Cay Island, Tahiti Beach is a secluded shoreline with cool blue waters and sugary white sands.
Needless to say, the area is home to a full range of beaches to choose from nearby. Follow this link to see our page dedicated to beaches for Marsh Harbour.
Assuming you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Marsh Harbour.
A common landmark for vacationers is Wyannie Malone Museum. It is situated in Hopetown, 6.4 mi. East of central Marsh Harbour. Named after Hope Town's founder, this museum showcases the history of the area with photography and artifacts. They host events for the island's Heritage Day and track the genealogy of the Malone family.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Cetacean Museum. It is located in Hopetown, 6.4 mi. East of central Marsh Harbour. There are a variety of different exhibits at the Cetacean Museum. Visitors should expect to see plenty of historic maps and whaling charts, stories of whalers, and a collection of whale bones on display.
The chart below lists more information on a few museums nearby.
|Cetacean Museum||--||Hopetown, 6.4 mi. East of Central Marsh Harbour|
|Wyannie Malone Museum||(242) 366-0293||Hopetown, 6.4 mi. East of Central Marsh Harbour|
Guests can explore some other interesting places to visit nearby.
|Lighthouse||Hopetown, 6.0 mi. East of Central Marsh Harbour||Elbow Cay|
One of the better known outdoor tourist attractions is Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden. A great change of pace from beaches and shopping, Byrle Patterson Memorial Gardens offer all who visit a relaxing walk through the maintained gardens of trees and plants. While today the gardens are simply a nice walk, they were originally built around 1850 in memory of those who died during a cholera epidemic.
Another place to consider is Fowl Cays National Park. Established in 2009, this is one of the newer national parks in the region. The reserve measures in at 1,920 acres and features a colorful barrier reef.
Luckily, there are many other choices. Anyone who needs to find out more concerning natural attractions nearby, can do so by going to this page.
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