Bermuda Beaches are scattered along 100 km of coastline and one of the great tourist assets of the islands. The Bermudas Islands also known as Somers Isles are a British Territory located on the North Atlantic Ocean, being the closest land Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, USA. Its capital is Hamilton.
Aerial view of the Islands of Bermuda
Although it is not in the Caribbean, for touristic purposes some classify the Island of Bermuda in the Caribbean. But the truth is that they are located up north and their weather is much cooler during winters than the islands of the Caribbean.
The tourism industry is one of the most important on the islands, not only for the beautiful beaches, but for the great golf course and also because the islands are an important banking and insurance hub.
So, let me show you some of the most important beaches on the islands.
Tobacco Bay in Bermuda, a beach of volcanic origin
Famous for its stunning volcanic rock formations, emerging from the clear waters, this sheltered cove is a also great for snorkeling.
The calm waters and the strange formations make for a great day at the beach. You may rent sun beds and umbrellas on this beach.
If you are into history, do not miss Fort St Catherine for its fascination role in the Gunpowder Plot involving the United States and Great Britain in 1775.
Warwick Long Bay on the Island of Bermuda
Warwick Long Bay
Located on the south side of South Shore Park it is a small beach with high winds, but protected by reefs that limit the height of the waves.
A small coral island emerges from the sea just 60 meters from the shore and offers great opportunities for snorkeling and diving.
This beach is one of the most beautiful in Bermuda and a favorite location for horse riding, early swimmers and beach walking. I t also has a playground for small children.
This is a small and secluded beach at the southern end of South Shore Park. During storms, which are common in Bermuda, this beach sometimes disappears and an open air barrier reef comes to live creating a division in the beach itself.
Pink Sands of Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda
This is the perfect beach for families and one of the best beaches of Bermuda altogether. This stretch of pink sands is surrounded by lush vegetation and sandstone cliffs.
Due to its idyllic beauty it is perhaps the most photographed beach on the island and a must see for every visitor. It is definitely a beach for the whole family with its low tides it offers opportunities for children up to senior citizens
Horseshoe Bay is home to the annual BeachFest, the islands most popular beach festival.
This beach is for the snorkelers among you. The calm waters sheltered by coral reefs are home to a variety of marine life that will keep you amazed all the time you are there.
Even as you swim you may see the fish wandering around you. This has been mentioned as the best of Bermuda beaches for snorkeling.
Elbow Beach in Bermuda great for swimming and scuba diving
Located in Paget Parish, this light pink beach is about 1.5 km long. It is a very popular beach because the protective reefs surrounding it.
It is a safe beach for swimming, scuba diving, and many other water sports. But if you just want to relax, you may rent a sun bed under an umbrella and spend your day watching others exercise.
Somerset Long Bay
Located in Sandys Parish, although not safe for swimming this remote beach is ideal for those looking for some quiet far from the crowds.
This half km crescent shaped beach is ideal for that, just walking or relaxing.
West Whale Beach in Bermuda to spot the Humpback Whales
West Whale Bay
This is where to spot the Humpback whales appear during the months of March to May as they migrate north through the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a favorite spot for family picnics and reunions.
John Smith's Bay
This is the only public beach in Smith’s Parish, with a lifeguard on duty during summers. It is a beach used by locals and great for all, from swimming to snorkeling, from doing nothing to doing less.
Shelly Bay the best Bermuda Beaches for children
This is the # 1 children’s beach in Bermuda. The long stretch of shallow warm waters is any parent’s dream. There are equipment rentals for all water sports. The beach is near the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo
Dockyard’s Snorkel Park
This is a beach for kayaking, snorkeling and jet skiing. Relax and enjoy the magnificent views while sipping your favorite drink at at Hammerheads Bar & Grill or the Club SPB.
Achilles Bay Beach
This is a secluded beach near the twon of St Gerorge and right next to Fort St Catherine.
Astwood Cove & Park
This beach has been famous for the many weddings performed here. The surroundings are awe inspiring and the beach is much more that a site for weddings.
For more information visit Bermuda Tourism Website
Clearwater is one of two man made Bermuda Beaches
Clearwater Beach & Park
These are two man made beaches. It is known as a great recreational area with areas for cycling, rollerblading and many land activities.
It is also used for church picnics and music festivals on the beach. For fans of planes, you can seat and enjoy the departing and arriving aircrafts at the Bermuda International Airport, just nearby.
A visit to Bermuda Beaches will leave you with a taste of coming back and back again.
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