Attractions in Marsh Harbour

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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. 


Tahiti Beach

You will discover a large selection of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. Just click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that individual beach.

If you like snorkeling, a beach with 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.

Another option for beach-goers to consider is Cemetery Beach. On the southern end of the island, and on the east coast, is where you'll find the quiet Cemetery Beach. The calm, translucent Bahamanian ocean here is perfect for wading or swimming in, and the soft white sandy beach is a prime spot for a picnic.

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 has some other beaches to choose from in and around the area. Click this link to read our article concerning beaches for Marsh Harbour.


In case you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Marsh Harbour.

A common landmark for vacationers is Wyannie Malone Museum. It is located 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 popular destination 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 just below provides you with a few details regarding some museums 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

Vacationers can explore some other worthwhile local landmarks 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

Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden is one of the outdoor attractions you should consider visiting. 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 3,200 acres or 3.6 sq miles, featuring a colorful barrier reef.

These are only a few of the options. Use this link to see our page about natural attractions nearby.


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