Harbour Island, Bahamas
Harbour Island is an island and administrative district in the Bahamas and is located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island.
The only town on the island is Dunmore Town, named after the governor of the Bahamas from 1786 to 1798, John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, who had a summer residence on Harbour Island.
Harbour Island is famous for its pink sand beaches, which are found all along the east side of the island.
The island is accessible by airplane through North Eleuthera Airport, followed by a short water taxi ride from neighbouring North Eleuthera.
Harbour Island is a popular vacation destination for Americans. Known as "Briland" to the locals, Harbour Island is colourful with English Colonial-style buildings and flower lined streets. Harbour Island is part of the Out Islands of the Bahamas.
Cruises here are year round and are generally 3, 4 or 5 day escapes from the east coast cities of the US. The region is serviced by many of the major cruise lines who now dedicate ships to this market.
7 day cruises combine the Bahama’s and Bermuda. Cruises generally depart from Port Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and New York.
The trade winds that blow almost continually throughout The Islands of The Bahamas give the islands a warm, agreeable climate which varies little year round. The most refreshing time is between September through May, when the temperature averages 70-75F degrees. The rest of the year is a bit warmer with temperatures between 80-85F degrees. Sea surface temperatures vary between 74 degrees in February and 84 degrees in August.
Population: 2,000 (approx)
Currency: Bahamian Dollar, US Dollar (equal value)