Marsh Harbour Attractions

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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. 

Beaches

Tahiti Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for those who are so inclined. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about that specific beach.

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a location offering that 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 alternative for beach-goers to consider is Cemetery Beach. From Queen's Hwy, take Cemetery Road northeast, away from Man-O-War Harbour. This will lead you right out to the beach.

Tahiti Beach: The waters here are popular with sail-boaters, and the isolated beach is fantastically quiet and romantic. You can't drive here, so expect some time alone away from the crowds.

Marsh Harbour and the surrounding areas have quite a few other beaches. To learn about more beaches available, go to this page.

Museums

If you like to expand your knowledge of 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 located within 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 landmark that often intrigues visitors is Cetacean Museum. It is located in Hopetown, 6.4 mi. East of central Marsh Harbour. This specialized museum is dedicated to the long and rich history of whaling. While the practices has for the most part died out over the years, whaling was a very influential industry for much of the early and pre-industrial era world, providing the world with oil.

The chart directly below offers more information on some the museums available nearby.

Museums Near Marsh Harbour
Name Phone Location
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

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may experience some other worthwhile sites nearby.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Marsh Harbour
Name Type Location Island
Hopetown Lighthouse Lighthouse Hopetown, 6.0 mi. East of Central Marsh Harbour Elbow Cay

Natural Attractions

One of the better known outdoor 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 that's popular with visitors 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.

These examples are only a few of the available choices. For more in-depth coverage of natural attractions near Marsh Harbour, go to this article.

 

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