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The Lone Tree

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If you're interested in mysteries, you should visit the Lone Tree, a large piece of driftwood that stands alone on the sand like a beautiful art sculpture. Some say it was once an almond tree, while others say it's a species of pine. Regardless, everyone seems to agree that it arrived at its present position, Girls Bank on Bay Street, during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

How it arrived is up for debate though. Some say it slid down a nearby hill, while others say it was blown over from a neighboring island. Curiously enough, the tree arrived upright; and during high tides, it even moves around a bit.

It has become a famous landmark and distinctive attraction; most visitors to the island make it a must see. And, many photo shoots for weddings and magazines, etc. feature it as a prominent backdrop.

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes

Persons in wheelchairs or with mobility impairments should be careful moving around on the wet sand.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are welcome, but must be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

Harbour Island Tourist Office
Bay Street, Dunmore Town, HI
(242) 333-2621

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 25.547903000
Longitude: -76.641692000
Elevation: 48 FT (15 M)
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