Eleuthera and Harbour Island

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  • Glass Window Bridge

    1. Glass Window Bridge

    Bridge/Tunnel

    At a narrow point of the island a few miles north of Gregory Town, a slender concrete bridge links two sea-battered bluffs that separate the...Read More

    Glass Window Bridge
  • 2. Preacher's Cave

    Geological Site

    At the island's northern tip, this cave is where the Eleutheran Adventurers (the island's founders) took refuge and held services when their...Read More

  • 3. Cocodimama Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Many necklaces and shell decorations come from Cocodimama, which, along with Ten Bay Beach at South Palmetto Point, is well known for perfect...Read More

  • 4. French Leave Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This stretch of pink sand was Club Med's famed beach before the resort was destroyed by a hurricane in 1999, and is now home to the new French...Read More

  • 5. Gaulding's Cay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Snorkelers and divers will want to spend time at this beach, 3 miles north of Gregory Town. You'll most likely have the long stretch of white...Read More

  • 6. Grottoes and Hot Tubs

    Geological Site

    If you're too lulled by the ebb and flow of lapping waves and prefer your shores crashing with dramatic white sprays, a visit here will revive...Read More

  • 7. Haynes Library

    Library/Archive

    The heart of the community, this 19th-century building offers art classes and Tuesday-morning coffee hours for visitors and residents. The library...Read More

  • 8. Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

    Garden/Arboretum

    Walk miles of scenic trails in this 25-acre nature preserve located on Banks Road. Funded by the Leon Levy Foundation and operated by the Bahamas...Read More

  • 9. Lighthouse Beach

    Beach–Sight

    You'll need an SUV to cross the rocky terrain to get to this beach, but the drive is well worth the breathtaking views. Lighthouse beach has...Read More

  • Lone Tree

    10. Lone Tree

    Local Interest–Sight

    If you stroll to the end of Bay Street and follow the curve to the western edge of the island, you'll find the Lone Tree, one of the most...Read More

    Lone Tree
  • 11. Loyalist Cottage

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The most photographed house on the island is the pretty turquoise-and-white Loyalist Cottage, one of the original settlers' homes (circa 1797...Read More

  • 12. Ocean Hole

    Geological Site

    A small inland saltwater lake a mile southeast of Rock Sound is connected by tunnels to the sea. Steps have been cut into the coral on the shore...Read More

  • 13. Pink Sands Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This is the fairest pink beach of them all: 3 miles of pale pink sand behind some of the most expensive and posh inns in the Bahamas. Its sand...Read More

  • 14. St. John's Anglican Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The first church built by the Eleutheran Adventurers and the Bahamas' oldest Anglican church was constructed in 1768. It still welcomes churchgoers...Read More

  • 15. St. Luke's Anglican Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This idyllic seaside church on Front Street, which runs along the shore, has a pretty belfry and a garden of poinsettia, hibiscus, and marigolds. ...Read More

  • 16. Straw Crafts

    Market/Bazaar

    A row of straw-work stands are on Bay Street next to the water, including Pat's, Dorothy's, and Sarah's, where you'll find straw bags, hats...Read More

  • 17. Surfer's Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This is Gregory Town's claim to fame and one of the few beaches in the Bahamas known for surfing. Serious surfers have gathered here since the...Read More

  • 18. Tay Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Steps from historical Preacher's Cave, this beach offers a long expanse of pink powdery sand. The area is remote, so you're likely to have the...Read More

  • 19. The Cave

    Geological Site

    North of Hatchet Bay lies a subterranean, bat-populated tunnel complete with stalagmites and stalactites. Pirates supposedly once used it to...Read More

  • 20. The Mission House

    Museum/Gallery

    A superb example of an historic Bahamian Colonial building, the Mission House sits on the Rock Sound waterfront and is open to visitors during...Read More

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