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Location: 200 miles southeast of Miami and 60 miles east of Nassau
Island Info: A 110 mile long 2 mile wide arc covering less than 300 square miles
Population: 10,500
Tourist Info: Eleuthera Tourist Office (242)332-2142; Harbour Island (242)333-2621
Known for: Pink sand beaches and snorkeling
LOCATION: 60 miles east of Nassau, three islands/three airports

Beachcombing, swimming, diving, pink powder beaches, fishing, boating, exploring, relaxing!

Notable for its beaches, surfing and excellent diving, Eleuthera is considered by many Out lsIand aficionados to be one of the most enjoyable destinations in the Bahamas. Its appealing features include miles of unspoiled beach, green forests, rolling hills and rich, red soil in the north that produces pineapples and a variety of vegetables.

Eleutheran residents, who live in boldly colored houses adorned with Bougainvillea, welcome visitors warmly; most will be happy to let you know where to find bargains at a little tucked-away straw market or recommend the best restaurant on the island for conch chowder. The famous strip of pink-sand beach at neighboring Harbour IsIand gets more attention, but the eastern shore of Eleuthera, from remote James Point to Governors Harbour, is also pink sand.

The village of Rock Sound is one of Eleuthera’s largest settlements and has a small airport covering the southern part of the island. Queen’s Highway, the main thoroughfare, runs along the seashore, where fishing boats are lined up. You can buy fresh fruit - citrus in the winter and luscious papayas and avocados in the spring and summer - from any one of the town’s roadside fruit vendors. The waterfront village of Tarpum Bay; north of Rock Sound, is one of Eleuthera’s loveliest settlements, with hilly roads flanked by weather-beaten homes with colored shutters and goats roaming the streets. The town is the site of a small artists’ colony.

Map of Eleuthera
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Map by Janice Hardy

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