Gold Harbour, Anna's Bay, South Georgia (with Map & Photos)

Gold Harbour is equal to a small bay 5 miles (8 km) south-southwest of Cape Charlotte, led by the Bertrab Glacier, along the eastern end of southern Georgia. In the early 1900s, the site was variously referred to as Anna's Bay, Gold Hafen, or Sandwich Bay; the latter name was also used for Iris Bay. The established name seems to have taken root from common use by seals and whalers and is now well established.

Gold Harbour South Georgia
Gold Harbour South Georgia

Gold Harbour is so named because the sun's rays turn the rocks yellow in the morning and evening. There is no particular historical or geological reason for giving Gold Harbour the mineral name that was widely accepted by the early seal hunters. Perhaps they were inspired by the sunsets.

Gold Harbour Map