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Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas ~ Caribbean Beaches Guide

by Angela Braun, GoGirlfriend correspondent

Pink Sands Beach 411

on Bahama's Harbor Island

  • Beach type: Secluded – local hidden gem
  • Beach geography: Three miles (5km) of forever-cool pretty pink sands where shells are non-existent and the swells are continually calm. Bits of coral, broken shells, minute rocks and calcium carbonate from tiny marine invertebrates all contribute to the infamous pink color of the sand.
  • Ease of access: You may find this beach difficult to get to. If you’re adventurous grab a taxi from North Eleuthera Airstrip to the ferry dock and catch a boat to Harbor Island.
  • Extra costs: Rent chairs and umbrellas in the middle of the beach for $25 dollars per day. We recommend renting a golf cart during your stay to make exploring the island more fun (although fun won't be too hard to find without one).
  • Beach amenities: There are no amenities on the beach but if you’re a guest at one of the nearby hotels they’ll provide what you need. Either way, packing a cooler and a few beach items should do the trick. The town of Dunmore is only five minutes away on foot for those looking to shop.
  • Special note: Rated as one of the “Best Bahamas Beaches” by the likes of Fodor’s, Frommer’s & The Travel Channel.
  • Geo-locator: Where is Pink Sands Beach?

Calling all honeymooners & beach connoisseurs

choose your own style of relaxationPrepare to unwind, create your own fun and sink into your sun-drenched vacation far away from the masses. Pink Sands Beach will move you to a complete state of chic relaxation and, although it comes at a steep cost, this beach should be on the bucket list of any avid world traveler. Visit the beach at sunrise and sunset and the sand seems even pinker than during daylight hours. Spacious and unspoiled, we think it’s the perfect place to rediscover yourself (or your lover) again.

Pinks Sands Beach activities

great snorkeling and diving opportunitiesLove to scuba dive? With wrecks of all kinds to be discovered, tropical fish, lobsters and sea turtles in your sights for snorkeling, you’ll want to gear up quickly. Explore nearby Eleuthera Island or scuba dive through one the world’s top dive sites between Eleuthera and Current Island called “Current Cut Dive” – drift through the 2/3 mile distance in just ten minutes. Not a scuba diver? Kayak with a friend or sink into a snooze on the scenic Pink Sands Beach. No judgment here.

Pinks Sands Beach attractions & nightlife

Pink Sands Beach is the true attraction on Harbor Island. But for all your watersport needs, activity and exploration desires, drive your golf cart over to Valentine’s Dive Center. Here, you’ll enjoy scuba diving, dive training, snorkeling, watersports, boat charters, cruises and much more.

enjoying Sip Sip's patioAre you a lover of everything conch or simply in the mood to try something exotic? Queen Conch is home to some of the freshest, best-priced conch dishes – visitors gush most about the Queen Conch’s fresh conch salad. You probably don’t think romance when you hear breakfast or lunch but you will after you introduce international cuisine to your taste buds at Sip Sip.

The charming town of Dunmore is where you’ll find Vic Hum Club for dancing under the stars and savoring rum punches – they even have a basketball court for some fun, friendly competition with new friends. While J J’s Cocktail Lounge will be your go-to spot for local fun and game watching, Seagrapes is the place to be to listen to live bands.

Pink Sands Beach events

  • Bahamas Billfish Championship (April-June): From April to June this fishing tournament consists of four competitions, which take place at four different venues and times. Anglers are allowed to participate in as many of the tournaments as they can fit into their schedules. Venues in the past have included Marsh Harbor, Harbor Island, Spanish Cay and Treasure Cay. Since dates vary contact Bahamas Billfish Championship for details.

GoGirlfriend Pink Sands Beach hotel recommendations

Rock House: Attention to detail is the hallmark of this luxurious 10-room boutique hotel. Rock House features a restaurant with inventive cocktails, a superb wine list and delectable menu choices with one of the best sunset views on the island. It’s no surprise honeymooners flock here, especially with private beach services that include umbrellas, chairs, towels, picnic baskets with a cooler of your favorite drinks, a pool with cabanas and a private gym – if you feel the need to get sweaty in a different way… Visit Rock House on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

The Dunmore, BahamasThe Dunmore: The Dunmore features a pool and fitness facility, restaurant and bar as well as private beach access. This hotel offers ocean view and garden view cottages, as well as private residences perfect for two couples, families or large groups looking for space and flexibility. Relish in elegance and comfort when you stay in a guest cottage, with a full bath, flat-panel televisions, Wi-Fi, telephones, iPod docking station, king sized bed, large, private patios and a design style that is reminiscent of the past, elegant yet contemporary. Visit The Dunmore on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdviso