Harbour Island - The Hamptons of The Bahamas
Harbour Island is a small island in the Bahamas that’s just 3 miles long and half a mile wide. This 4.4 square mile island has about 1,800 residents. Harbour Island is the closest neighbor to Eleuthera, which is only 11 miles away. When landing at North Eleuthera Airport, you can hop in a taxi which will take you to the ferry and have you on Harbour Island beaches in no time.
The 3-mile pink sand beach on Harbour Island is considered one of the finest beaches in the world. It’s located on the eastern edge of the island and runs along Queen’s Highway (also known as Bay Street). The pink colour comes from microscopic coral insects called Foraminifera that wash up on shore. Their shells are red but they reflect pink light because they have no pigment.
The ocean can get quite rough on this side of the island due to its exposure to the Atlantic Ocean. If you want calmer waters, head over to the western side of Harbour Island where you can lounge at Tippy’s Beach Bar & Grill and crawl through a small cave at French Leave Beach. Harbour Island is also known for its complete and total lack of traffic lights - there aren’t even any stop signs!
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