Harbour Island is an island and administrative district in the Bahamas. It is in off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island. This Island is a popular destination in Bahamas.
The only town on the island is Dunmore Town which is name after the governor of the Bahamas from 1786 to 1798, John Murray. The 4th Earl of Dunmore, who had a summer home on Harbour Island.
Tourism in Harbour Island
Harbour Island is popular for its pink sand beaches. Sand Beaches are all along the east side of the island. The pink hue comes from foraminifera, a microscopic organism that actually has a reddish-pink shell.
Harbour Island is a well-known holiday spot for Americans. Island is colourful with English Colonial-style buildings and flower lined streets. This island is part of the Out Islands of the Bahamas.
December through April and major holidays are considered high seasons, and lodging rates are subsequently more expensive. Weather is best at this time, with temperatures in the mid-70s. Beware: Hurricane season arrives in the fall, and many hotels and shops close for the season.
How to reach Harbour Island ?
The island is accessible by airplane through North Eleuthera Airport, followed by a short water taxi ride from neighbouring North Eleuthera.
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