About Marsh Harbour

About Marsh Harbour


The largest of the settlements in the Abacos, Marsh Harbour is the seat of local government and the hub of commercial activity. With banks, hardware stores to rival the best stocked anywhere, it is where boaters turn for everything from engine repairs to stocking galleys with fresh produce, groceries, baked goods and spirits. Whereas most of the Family Islands balk at the mere thought of installing a traffic light, the traffic in busy Marsh Harbour necessitated the ‘invasion’ of a signal. But you still won’t find any fast food eateries and the island is so well known for its local restaurants and its many artists it’s worth visiting for the fare and culture alone. Property values remain relatively stable because of the demand created by those who work in the marinas, hotels, rentals, insurance firms and other businesses that make Marsh Harbour the third largest city in The Bahamas and the basis of the ferry system that connects the Abaco cays.