Blogs from Pink Sands Beach, Harbor Island, Bahamas, Central America Caribbean

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Harbour Island is my favorite excursion in Bahamas. It is an out island just one mile off the northern coast of Eleuthera. It is about 2.5 hours ferry ride from Nassau. The island is so small, 3 mile long, 1 mile wide that the best way to explore its charming landscape is by golf-cart! Harbour island is famous for the "Pink Sand Beach". Why is it pink? This is what I found after consulting google: the beach's pink color comes from microscopic coral insects called Foraminifera. With bright pink or red shells, they thrive underneath reefs, on sea floors, beneath rocks and caves. Foraminifera wash up on shore when waves or fish knock them loose. The beach was light pink. The water was crystal clear with mixed of deep blues. There were very few people on ... read more
It is pink
A Handful of Pink Sand
The Island View


Flying In to North Eleuthera So close yet so far, we flew down to FLL which was nuts and finally got into this rattle trap. The family took up half the airplane. But if anyone ever needed a beach vacation, we did, look at those mugs. The only way to get into Harbour Island, in many ways as exclusive as St. Barths, is via plane to North Eleuthera followed by a ferry ride to Harbour Island which sits 2 miles across the bay. Harbour Island & Dumore Town Forget Nassau, Freeport, Paradise Island, Coco Key, and any of the other cruise ship islands. If you want to see some great islands, go to the other Bahamanian islands. You truly feel some of the old English colonial spirit and there are not the cruise ship loads coming ... read more
Little Cookoo
Coral Sands Resort: Our Room
View from the Room




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