There are a multitude of beaches in Bermuda, each spectacular in its own right. Perhaps the most popular one is Horseshoe Bay, which, as its name suggests, is shaped like a horseshoe. It has been named as one of the top 20 beaches in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. It has many secluded coves, including Port Royal Cove, which has shallow water for children and dramatic rock formations that contrast with the soft, pink sand. Snorkeling is good here, especially offshore near the rocks.
Tobacco Bay Beach was first explored in the early 1600’s by castaways who found tobacco growing in the wild there. The shallow, crystal clear water in this area is excellent for snorkeling. After sunset, the beach comes alive with bonfires, live music, and other fun activities.
Long Beach, at the southeastern tip of Bermuda, boasts many activities to add to your day at the beach. There are walking trails to enjoy, turtles to spot, many species of birds to watch, and picnic areas. There is also a Wildlife Observation Tower where one can spot whales during certain times of the year.
Elbow Beach is an ideal spot to paddle-board or snorkel. The water is calm due to the coral reef near the shoreline. This beach lacks shaded areas, so bring a hat and beach umbrella.
Astwood Cove Beach and Park is very secluded and surrounded by cliffs. You will need to hike a bit to reach the beach. Many people consider this beach to be romantic due to its remoteness. Many tropical birds live in the area.
Shelly Bay Beach is very popular with families because its shallow water is ideal for children. Snorkeling and windsurfing are popular activities here. There is also a boardwalk on the western edge of the beach with gorgeous views of the crystal-clear water and rock formations.