The Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island

Pink sand beach harbor island bahamas

Harbour Island, one of the smaller island in The Bahamas, is famous for its beautiful Pink Sand Beach.
Stretching for over 3 miles (5 km), it is considered as one of the best beaches in the Bahamas, with its warm crystal clear waters and soft pink sands, as well as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.

Its pale pink color comes from bits of coral and the Foraminifera, a marine insect known for its bright pink / red color shell. These insects live on the reefs, under the rocks, on the sea floors and in caves. They are washed up on shore by Waves, currents and fish when these knock their shells apart, mixing them with corals bits, broken shells, calcium carbonate and sand, creating an unique pink color.

The island is a secluded destination offering numerous resorts and accommodations, from luxury to on a budget to fit any type of traveler.

Don’t miss the Pink Sand Beach when visiting The Bahamas!