Earlier this week, we boarded a ferry to travel along the challenging Devil’s Backbone sea route to visit Harbour Island in Northern Eleuthra. The goal? To see the beautiful pink sand beaches along the Atlantic shore.
The sands were indeed a faint pink color. I did take a close up image of the sands to show you why they appear pink- due to the red coral grains of sand mixed in. Of course, I brought back some sand for my collection. Once home, I plan to create a display of all the various places we have been by their sand.
To get around Harbour Island, we rented a golf cart. As we toured around, we were not impressed by Harbour Island, called Dunmore Town, at all. We found it to be rather dirty, run down, trash everywhere, and way overpriced compared to other places in the Bahamas we have visited. The island appears to raise their prices for the mega-yacht and private jet crowd.
The only redeeming feature was the pink sand beaches. Oh yes, also the surprising view of horses on the beach:
What Joe and I found to be more interesting was the ferry trip through Devil’s Backbone to get to Harbour Island. This is a challenging sea route which involves a narrow channel with reefs on one side, along with breaking waves, and shore with breaking waves on the other side. Not for the faint of heart.
At the end of the day, we were happy to get back to Spanish Wells, where everything is so much cleaner and prettier. Spanish Wells, by comparison, takes pride in their homes, gardens, and island.
Not sure we will ever go back to Harbour Island, but at least we can check it off our list. Been there, done that, and collected the sand and photos.