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eleuthera When talking about Harbour Island, the first thing that would come to mind is that real gem of beach vacation; a place which every self-respecting tourist definitely must visit. It’s all about the world-famous Pink Sands Beach, of course. You can’t easily get there either by foot – as the island is just 5 km² – or by a golf cart. Moreover, you can ask locals or any tourist to show you the direction. And yes, it’s true, the sand on the beach is actually pink. It’s not lightning or a fake trick to attract more tourists. The colour is like this because of fragments of corals and chitin of the local kind of planktons and tiny organisms which were washed at the shore. They had been mixing with usual sand for many centuries, that is why it’s so pink now.
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All those pieces of corrals and shells not just affected the sand’s colour but also its elasticity and rigidity. The sand on Pink Sands Beach is extremely soft so it’s so easy to walk or run on it. What is more, the beach is highly popular not only among people who enjoy swimming in the sea but among yoga and fitness instructors who prefer to hold their classes right on the seashore as well. Despite the great popularity of the beach, still, you would always easily find a free space there. It’s just because most tourists spend only a couple of hours there and then leave. In addition, Pink Sands Beach is really large so space is not a problem.
However, if you’re looking for a tranquil place, you can find it in any local bay all around the territory of the island. Remember that most of the beaches here have no special facilities. Those who’re fond of snorkelling or just keen on magnificent views should definitely visit Briland's Blue Hole. You can see corals right near the sea surface, starfish, and a great variety of other underwater creatures there. Harbour Island is a perfect place for diving, too. The island is surrounded by coral reefs. They protect the island from strong winds and air and water temperature swings and, what is more, it’s a home for diverse local creatures starting from different coral reef fish to sharks. Copyright
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Local sharks are not that big and they usually don’t attack people. Thrill-seekers even take a risk and feed these marine predators. Nevertheless, you would get a lot of impressions doing diving even without meeting so dangerous species. Both sophisticated divers and beginners would find something peculiar to see: there are various tropical creatures, fancy corals, underwater caves and grottos, sunken ships of different time periods and all other kinds of the local beauty. Even though the island is not so big, here you can rent diving equipment as well as take real diving lessons by the end of which you would get a true international divers' license. So, if you’d always wanted to try yourself in this activity, you’d a have a great opportunity to finally do it here on Harbour Island.
Eleuthera Anyway, it’s not essential to go underwater to see local inhabitants. The water here is quite clear so you can simply do snorkelling to enjoy the reefs close to the surface. You can learn how to sail a sailing yacht here too. And if you’re already an expert, then you can go to the harbor in Dunmore Town, rent a sailboat and go on a barge around the adjacent islands. If you prefer fishing, you’ll also find here what to do. You can rent all the equipment you need including a boat in the capital city. Besides, there are nice instructors among locals who would share their experience with you with great pleasure.
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You can also go to a local areas tour. You’ll also be able to swim in an open sea. Or you can take a ferry to Eleuthera and relish its clean beaches and spectacular views. Also, don’t forget to get a relaxing walk around Harbour delighting local exotic plants, and small sink lakes which are the only terrestrial sources of fresh water, as there are no rivers on the island at all. If you’ve already spent a great number of hours just walking and got really tired, go to a spa salon. There are lots of them in Dunmore Town so you can just go there and relax. Moreover, there are some night clubs in the capital too, even though not that many.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Harbour Island
♥   National Park 'Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve' , 56 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Abaco National Park' , 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Pelican Cays Land And Sea Park' , 105.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Tilloo Cay Reserve' , 113.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park' , 123.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Harbour Island from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Pink Sands Beach

From the series “Top 15 Most Romantic Beaches on Earth”
In the close proximity of the coast is a coral reef, which stops high waves. Pink Sands Beach is considered to be one of the most peaceful and safe beaches in the world and is popular not only among dreamers and lovers, but also among divers. Harbor Island is a location of several chic hotels in which world-famous celebrities and wealthy travellers like to relax. … Read further

Pink Sands Beach

From the series “Most Fabulous and Magic Beaches”
It is also worth noting that the pink beach is very comfortable to have a rest. Tourists can not just sunbathing on its unusual sand. The coast is ideal for jogging and sports. Strong waves are rather rare here. The exotic beach also attracts divers, as the water at the coast is so clear that the visibility can be up to 60 meters. Another nice feature of the romantic beach are thickets of palm trees moving to the coast. You can always shelter from the hot sun in their shade. … Read further

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Among tourists who visit the Bahamas there is always someone who knows how and likes to navigate an airplane. These travelers have a unique opportunity to rent an aircraft on the islands, make a flight plan, get off the ground, and then land safely. Striking views of the Bahamas will conquer hearts even of experienced pilots. Stella Maris airport on Long Island offers professional pilots to rent aircraft. Cherokee Aviation on Abaco Island offers the same service. An opportunity to fly above the gorgeous islands and azure water is truly something that is impossible to forget. All flights are absolutely safe if the aircraft renter is a certified pilot. … Open
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Guide to your best city break in Harbour Island - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Harbour Island - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Harbour Island?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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