Beautiful Beaches of Bermuda
Bermuda has the most beautiful beaches that I have seen. From palm lined Southern California to the white sand of the Florida Panhandle, from the pebble beaches of the French Riviera to the island oases of the Caribbean, Bermuda’s beaches top them all.
The best lie along the southern coast, beginning at Horseshoe Bay and stretching to Warwick Long Bay. Here, you find a paradise of pinkish sand, monoliths, crystal clear water, cliffs and coves, sheltered from the outside world by South Shore Park.
The beaches of Bermuda are famous for pink sand. The sand comes from pink clams and mollusks that have been abundant off the south coast. Doctored photos exaggerate the depth of the color. It is quite subtle, but nonetheless pretty.
Close inspection reveals the pink hue. Locals say that in the past, it was more dramatic. There are now fewer pink shelled clams and mollusks in the area.
Spectacular rock formations line the beaches and jut out of the water. This rocky coast line brought the demise of many a ship.
Crystal Clear Water
Clear, turquoise water laps the beaches and rocks.
Paths through South Shore Park reveal dramatic cliffs, plunging to isolated beaches.
Horseshoe Bay is a popular spot for tour drop offs. Restrooms, food, beverages, and souvenirs await tourists.
Soft sand, clear water, and stunning rock formations create a wonderful setting.
While Horseshoe Bay is beautiful, it can be busy. I prefer walking east along a trail through South Shore Park. Numerous hidden, isolated coves hide along the coast. Cliffs fall onto stunning, tiny beaches; most devoid of humans. I find being alone or with family in such an amazing setting to be idyllic.
Explore. Splash in the cool water. Enjoy the peace, quiet, and beauty. The beaches of Bermuda do not disappoint.
Tours guides pick you up and drop you off at Horseshoe Bay. This costs a lot and is not necessary. Buy a pass and take a bus. The bus drops you off at either Horseshoe Bay or Warwick Long Bay. This way, you can stay as long as you want and feel free to explore.
- Autumn is the best time to visit as the weather is perfect and water temperatures more comfortable.
- Avoid the cruise ship tours and use the Bermuda Bus system which is clean, cheap and efficient.
- BE CAREFUL! Lifeguards do not patrol these beaches. You are on your own. Take care descending from the cliffs down to the beach. Look for sharp rocks in the water.
- Pack water and maybe even a picnic, but PLEASE pick up after yourself. You will not find trash cans until you get near the bus stops.
- Don’t forget your camera.