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Gregory Town and North Eleuthera

Gregory Town is a sleepy community, except on Friday nights when people are looking for music, whether that is speakers blasting reggae or a local musician playing Rake ’n' Scrape at a roadside barbecue. There's action, too, at Surfer's Beach, where winter waves bring surfers from around the world. They hang their surfboards from the ceiling at Elvina's Bar for free summer storage. The famous Glass Window Bridge is north of town, and Preacher's Cave, landing of the earliest settlers, is on the northern tip of the island. Gregory Town is home to a little more than 400 people, residing in small houses on a hillside that slides down to the sea. The town's annual Pineapple Festival begins on the Thursday evening of the Bahamian Labor Day weekend, at the beginning of June, with live music continuing into the wee hours.

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