Horseshoe Bay Bermuda – One of the World’s top beaches!
Bermuda is lucky to have many of the world’s most beautiful beaches, reputed for the pink sand that covers them and the clear blue of the ocean. The most famous of them all is certainly the Horseshoe Bay Beach, in the parish of Southampton.
As its name suggests, the beach is shaped like a horseshoe and stretches to about 4 miles long. The most southern beach in Bermuda, the Horseshoe Bay Beach is also public and the most popular. When cruise ships offload tourists by thousands, the first quarter of a mile can get overcrowded, and you are better off at the western end of the beach if you fancy a bit of quiet time.
Whether you are into snorkelling, swimming or sunbathing, Horseshoe Bay is the ideal beach for you. The sand is fine, soft and of pale pink colour, the water is quiet and crystal-clear blue, and the beach is surrounded by limestone rocks that offer a great base to snorkellers.
Be aware though that behind its quiet appearance, the water can sometimes be dangerous, especially because of rip currents. But fear not, there are lifeguards on duty from May to the end of October when the tourist season is at its peak.
Everyone who travels to Bermuda brings back great memories from the Horseshoe Bay Beach. Reviewers at Trip Advisor can’t say enough of it, using all superlatives to express how great the place is:
“Amazing beauty!!!”; “This place is heaven”; “Your first glimpse will leave you breathless”…
Located at the end of Horseshoe Road, off the South Road, the beach is accessible by bus (there is a stop just at the entrance) and there is a large car park for cars and scooters at the end of the road. It has great facilities, adding to its popularity. At the Horseshoe Bay Beach House, you can find cold drinks, different types of food, ice-cream and refreshments. Beach equipments (chairs, umbrellas, towels, suncream, hats…) as well as snorkelling gear can be rented at a concession on the beach too. Showers and toilets facilities are available too.
If you are in Bermuda in August, don’t miss the sand sculpture competition organised by the Architects Association on the beach. There is also a kite competition held each year on Good Friday open to anyone.
Once you have been to the Horseshoe Bay Beach, it is not a surprise that it has been rated as one of the world’s top ten beaches by the Travel Channel, as well as a favourite Valentine’s day getaway by USA Today. It really is a breathtaking location and the first choice of many local residents too.
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