Dunmore Town Travel Guide

  • "Lone tree" which is a famous landmark
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  • Loyalist Cottage on Bay St dating back to 1797
    Loyalist Cottage on Bay St dating back...
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  • The sign says it all
    The sign says it all
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Dunmore Town Things to Do

  • Welcome to Harbour Island sign

    This sign lies just beside the jetty where the ferry docks and makes for an ideal photo opportunity!

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  • Dunmore school

    I think there's 2 schools in Dunmore Town. This small charming school in Bay St is the primary school and there's a larger school for older childen on Court Rd which you'll pass by if you head this way to get to Pink Sands Beach.

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  • Lone Tree

    This tree has become a Bahamas landmark in recent years. According to local inhabitants, this large almond tree washed down from a neighbouring cliff during hurricane Andrew in 1992 and was naturally laid to rest in an upright position. It makes for some very photogenic pictures with the shallow water laping around it. It's located on a beach to...

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  • Cottages on Bay St

    Dunmore Town has several lovely small colonial cottages on every street. The best examples can be found on Bay St.

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  • Wesley Methodist Church

    This church was built in 1843 and features a huge model sailing ship that honors the seafaring tradition of the local islanders.

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  • Loyalist Cottage

    Dunmore Town features many beautiful old colonial cottages that date from the late 18th to 19th centuries. This cottage, known as Loyalist Cottage, was built in 1797 and is one of the finest examples in the town. It's located on Bay St where there are several more in the same style.

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  • Pink Sands Beach

    Yes, the sand is really pink! It's got to be seen to be believed.The beach runs down the eastern side of Harbour Island and you can get there by taking either a rented golf cart or, like I did, take a 15 minute or so stroll along Goal Lane and past the school on Court Road. The sand changes from it's normal colour to pink when the waves wash over...

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  • St John's Anglican Church

    This church is claimed to be the oldest church in The Bahamas dating back to 1768. When I visited, there was a lovely elderly English lady who sat by the door. I talked to her for some time as she was from my home country. She said that the church roof had to be replaced after a recent hurricane (think it was hurricane Andrew back in 1992).

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  • Dr Johnson's Memorial

    At the corner of Dunmore and King Streets lies this small obelisk erected in memory of Dr Albert Johnson, the Bahamas' first qualified doctor and a respected justice of the peace who died in 1895.

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Dunmore Town Hotels

  • Rock House

    Bay and Hill St. Dunmore Town, , Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pink Sands

    chapel St, dunmore town, P.O. Box 87, Harbour Island

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Dunmore Town Transportation

  • Bahamas Fast Ferry

    There's a daily ferry service that leaves Nassau for Harbour Island and stops in Spanish Wells on the way. There's only one ferry a day in either direction - 08:00 from Nassau and 15:55 from Harbour Island. The trip takes about 2hrs 15mins and costs approx $110. This means you have about 6hrs on the island which is ideal to see everything and relax...

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  • Up until recently, the only...

    Up until recently, the only way to get to Dumore Town was to fly (from Nassau or Forida) to North Eleuthera, and then take a taxi to the public docks at the harbor, and then a water taxi to Dunmore Town. That is still a viable option (and not as hard as it sounds), but the new alternative is the Bahamas Fast Ferry from Nassau. They offer fast (2...

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Dunmore Town Off The Beaten Path

  • Roundheads (cannons)

    Cannons can be seen at the sothern end of Bay St. Named Roundheads, there's not much to see as it's now overgrown but this area used to be a 17th century battery built by the English to defend the island.

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  • Try and visit the docks when...

    Try and visit the docks when the mailboat comes in. It's a flurry of activity, and if you want, they'll probably even let you help unload it.

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    by Greg_V Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Of course the pink sand beach is the reason most people go to (or have even heard of) Harbour Island.

    Fondest memory: Strolling along the streets of Dunmore Town, and seeing dolphins swimming in the harbor.

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