Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour is located in Bahamas
Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour
Coordinates: 26°32′32″N 77°03′49″W / 26.54222°N 77.06361°W / 26.54222; -77.06361
DistrictCentral Abaco
4 m (13 ft)
 • Total6,283
 • Estimate 
Time zoneEastern Time Zone
Area code242

Marsh Harbour is a town in Abaco Islands, Bahamas, with a population of 6,283 as of 2012.[3]

The settlement lies on a peninsula just off the Great Abaco Highway, which runs south through Great Abaco to Cherokee Point and Little Harbour. North of town, the road becomes S.C. Bootle Highway, another smooth stretch that runs north and west toward Treasure Cay and Little Abaco.

Marsh Harbour has the majority of services available in all of the Abacos, including a post office, bookstore, grocery stores, specialty shops, travel agencies, and laundries. Visitors come to boat, swim or snorkel, and stay at one of the lodges located near Bay Street on the waterfront, though some adventurers reserve a day or two to kayak in the Marls on trips conducted by naturalist guides. The Marls are an extensive region of pristine mangrove habitat and open shallows called "flats" that harbour a rich variety of wildlife and offer an important fisheries, for local sustenance and for sport.

In 2019, Marsh Harbour was directly impacted by category 5 Hurricane Dorian, severely damaging most structures and infrastructure in the city.[4][5]

Notable events in Marsh Harbour history

Marsh Harbour in 1989

See also


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer: Bahamas - largest cities (Per geographical entity)". Archived from the original on 11 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Population of Marsh Harbour in 2020 2021 - statisticsPopulation of Marsh Harbour in 2020 2021 - statistics".
  3. ^ "World Gazetteer: Bahamas - largest cities (per geographical entity)". 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Marsh Harbour destroyed by storm". WPTV. 10 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Abaco power grid virtually eradicated". Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  6. ^ Wnek, Samatha (1 September 2019). "'Pure hell': Hurricane Dorian now Category 5 storm, makes landfall in northwest Bahamas". ABC News. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  7. ^ Freedman, Andrew; Samenow, Jason. "Historic Hurricane Dorian unleashing 'catastrophic' blow in northern Bahamas, hurricane warnings posted for Florida's east coast". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 September 2019.