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).
Address: Corner of Dunmore St and Goal Lane
Directions: Take Church St up the hill from the ferry dock and turn right.
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 it. Why does it go pink you ask? Well the sand is a composition of bits of coral, broken shells, minute rocks and calcium carbonate from tiny marine invertebrates. The pink colour comes from tiny microscopic shelled animals known as Foraminifera. This animal has a bright pink or red shell full of holes through which it extends a footing which it uses to attach itself and feed.
There's not much on the beach itself except a couple of cafe/restaurants and hotels.
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.
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 the north of the town.
Directions: Take Bay St north past the refuse dump and there'll be a beach on your left or follow Dunmore St north till it ends.
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.
This church was built in 1843 and features a huge model sailing ship that honors the seafaring tradition of the local islanders.
Address: Corner of Dunmore and Chapel streets
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.
Address: Corner of Dunmore and King Streets
Dunmore Town has several lovely small colonial cottages on every street. The best examples can be found on Bay St.
Address: Bay St
This sign lies just beside the jetty where the ferry docks and makes for an ideal photo opportunity!