Thirty-five minutes south of Treasure Cay is the commercial center of Abaco, Marsh Harbour. Home to the islands only stop light, Marsh Harbour is the Bahamas third largest settlement with about 6,000 residents. Founded in 1784 by Loyalists, Marsh Harbour started life as a logging, and wrecking town, with boat building only as an auxiliary industry. These days, tourism is the town’s major source of income, and its marinas are filled with large yachts.
Marsh Harbour has a pleasant holiday atmosphere and offers most of the services you might require, including a post office, bookshop, grocery stores, gift and clothing shops, several marinas and tour operators for diving, fishing and kayaking. We can recommend several places to stay around Marsh Harbour and the local waterfront bars and restaurants offer you the chance to catch up on the ones that got away!.
With the exception of the swath of beach in front of the Abaco Beach Resort, there is no local beach so this is not a beach goers paradise, fisherman though are very welcome. The town makes an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding cays and the rest of Abaco, where white sand and turquoise waters are in abundance.
Heading south from Marsh Harbour the population thins out somewhat and clusters of small houses become few and far between but if you have some spare time we can advise you of some really nice places to visit for fishers and non fishers alike.