"Dunmore Town on Harbour Island" Dunmore Town by Willettsworld

Dunmore Town Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 32 photos

Dunmore Town lies on Harbour Island which is 2 miles off the mainland of Eleuthera and 60 miles east of Nassau. The town is named after Lord Dunmore who was Governor between 1786-1797 and is the only settlement on Harbour Island.

The town features beautiful quaint colonial cottages along the towns harbour called Bay St and the oldest church in the Bahamas dating from 1768. The pace of life is very laid back with cars being out numbered by electric golf carts which are available to hire. But the most famous thing about Harbour Island is it's 3 mile long pink sand beach which runs down the entire eastern side of the island. The pink sand really has to be seen to be believed.

Both Dunmore Town and Harbour Island are easy to get to from Nassau on the daily fast ferry service which makes them an ideal day trip.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful pink sand beaches, relaxation, colonial cottages, ideal day trip from Nassau
  • Cons:The fast ferry is a little expensive
  • Last visit to Dunmore Town: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 5, 2006
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  • Feb 22, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    I am trying to get a picture of the large public school on Harbour Island. Father in law was h/m in 1949. Can anyone help out or give me a ph number

  • Feb 18, 2007 at 3:53 PM

    Also a high school on the island. Harbour Island All Age Sch. is a public school. Dunmore Sch, a private school, charges tuition. You will pass by All Age School on the way to Pink Sands Beach.Future visitors to Harbour Island please note.

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