Harbour Island Bahamas

Harbour Island

Briland - Bahamas

Where is Harbour Island in the Bahamas?

Latitude: 25° 29' 59.22" North
Longitude: 76° 38' 16.72" West

Harbour Island is located approximately 1.75 miles off the eastern coast of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. The name of the island is many times misspelled and confused with “Harbor Island” in Tampa, Florida. Our Harbour Island is in the Bahamas. You can find it on our map of the Bahamas. Eleuthera is due east, approximately 215 miles, from Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida. Travel to the island is via North Eleuthera airport followed by a 10 minute cab ride and a 10 minute water taxi ride.

Harbour Island is a small island, at its widest, approximately .5 miles running east and west and 3.25 miles north and south. The island is known for having one of the best beaches in the Bahamas according to travel magazines and experts such as Fodors, Frommers and The Travel Channel. It is most famous for its 2.5 miles of hard packed picture perfect pink sand beach.

Pink Sand Beach
World Famous Pink Sand Beach

What To Do
Besides lounge on the pink sand beach!

The rich history of Harbour Island dates back as far as the 1700s. As you explore the island, you can not help but be absorbed by the colorful architecture and beautiful makeup of the island. This is one of the main reasons why the affluent flock to the island on a regular basis.

Warm clear ocean waters provide excellent diving, fishing and boating while outlying reefs provide safe swimming and snorkeling. There are boat and equipment rentals, along with marinas to charter boats for fishing and diving along with renting the gear. How about horseback riding on the beach?

Horseback Riding on Pink Sand Beach
Horseback Riding on Harbour Island

How To Get Around
This is the fun part.

Golf cart rentals are the transportation of choice making exploration of the island fun and relaxing. You will find plenty of car rental companies to do business with. The people are friendly and the island is easy to navigate. Unlike Eleuthera, cars are completely unnecessary on the island.

Pink Sand Beach
Golf Carts on Harbour Island

Where To Eat
Some of the best restaurants in the Bahamas!

This is the island of islands for some of the best restaurants the Bahamas has to offer. Choices are plentiful and menus range from fine cuisine at The Landing, Runaway Hill and Valentine's Marina to delicious local fare at Queen Conch. Most offer a casual Bahamian atmosphere and unforgettable views of the island and its tropical surroundings. Don't miss having lobster quesadilla for lunch at Sip-Sip on the beach. Bring a big appetite!

Lobster quesadilla
Lobster Quesadilla

Where to Stay

Basic to luxurious accommodations vary from fine resorts and hotels to charming vacation home rentals. Many of these are located directly on the beach offering breathtaking views of the ocean, while others are located around Dunmore Town on the tranquil side of the ocean or in the interior of the island. No matter where you stay, you are always minutes from the beach.

Harbour Island Resort
Harbour Island Resorts- Hotels

Weather?
Near fabulous!

The weather on Harbour Island is exceptional. Average high temperatures are in the mid 70s and 80s and lows are in the mid 60s and 70s. Monthly rainfall in prime season is less than 4". Ocean breezes keep you comfortable both day and night.

Harbour Island east.
Girls Bank

How Do We Get To Harbour Island?
Air Travel Options

We provide a number of resources on how to get to Harbour Island. You can not fly directly onto the island so it pays to study your options. Our airport guide and airlines page provides live updates on flights that arrive and depart North Eleuthera Airport.

Tour our unique travel guide of photos and interactive map and discover for yourself! "Briland", as it's known by the islanders, offers an attractive combination of amenities not found anywhere else in the Bahamas. A splendorous place where one can wake up in the morning with nothing to do and be only half done by the end of the day.

Aerial view of Harbour Island Bahamas.
Aerial View of Harbour Island