About Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour is a beautiful town located on the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas. More specifically, it is located on a peninsula just off of the Great Abaco Highway.
The estimated population in Marsh Harbour was approximately 5,728 in 2018. As one of the more popular destinations on the island, this area has all kinds of things for visitors to see and do throughout the year.
As the commercial center of The Abacos, Marsh Harbour boasts cafes, bars, resorts, shopping malls, and the larger of two international airports on the island. Anyone who is looking for all of the must-have amenities, while still maintaining a small-town feel, will love visiting this area.
Living in Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour is a waterfront community, which is surrounded by a gorgeous harbor. Life is a little slower here, but the town still has everything you could ever need. Anyone looking to live in a gorgeous home with waterfront views will have all kinds of properties to choose from.
Exploring Marsh Harbour
For visitors to Marsh Harbour, there is no lack of things to see and do. If you want to enjoy a boat tour around the area, Albury’s Ferry can give you a new view of the town, or take you on a day trip to another cay.
Anyone who wants to get an up-close and personal view of the waters below will love Dive Abaco. This immersive experience takes divers out into the clear waters around Marsh Harbour, where a diving guide will show you all of the best spots to see some of the most amazing aquatic life in the Bahamas.
Animal-lovers will especially love the Lucayan Nature Tours. These day trips take visitors all along the Abaco Island, showcasing the wide range of species that call the area home.
The Latest in Marsh Harbour
Unfortunately, Marsh Harbour experienced the country’s worst tropical storm in August of 2019. Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas at full force and wiped out many of the surrounding islands. By the end of the storm, Marsh Harbour was home to 1.5 billion pounds of debris, including cars, pieces of homes, trees, and more.
The northwestern part of the Bahamas was hit the worst, with Grand Bahama and Abacos getting hit the hardest.