Bermuda Beaches

Bermuda beaches are truly beautiful, many of them tinged with a subtle pink hue. The greatest concentration is found in South Shore Park; a coastal park that stretches for 1.5 miles from Warwick Long Bay to Horseshoe Bay. In between are Jobson Cove, Chaplin Bay and numerous small and secluded coves. They are linked by a coastal trail so visitors can move along until they find their perfect spot.

Other notable Bermuda beaches include Elbow Beach, John Smith’s Bay, Astwood Cove, Shelly Bay Beach, Somerset Long Bay and West Whale Bay. Church Bay, Tobacco Bay Beach and the Bermuda Snorkel Park are known for their particularly good snorkelling.

View of the pink sands and blue ocean at Elbow Beach in Bermuda

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months only at Horseshoe Bay and John Smith’s Bay so extra caution should be taken elsewhere. A danger occasionally spotted in Bermuda’s waters and on the beach is the Portuguese man-of-war. Public beaches are officially closed from sunset to sunrise.

Many hotels have private beaches open to guests only. See our guide to Bermuda’s hotels for details.

Name

Type

Details

Beach, Free

Small beach next to Fort St Catherine. Good for snorkelling.

Beach, Free, Park

Once the home of admirals of the Royal Navy. Now a beautiful park with a small beach. Close to Hamilton.

Beach, Free, Park

Secluded beach overlooked by a park. Popular location for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

Beach, Free

Much quieter than neighbouring Horseshoe Bay.

Beach, Free, Park

One of the best beaches on the island for snorkelling.

Beach, Free, Park

Small park with beach.

Beach, Free

Near to Hamilton and popular with both tourists and locals.

Beach, Free, Park

Large, wild park popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and birdwatchers. Includes a beach with good snorkelling opportunities.

Beach, Free

Regarded by many as the most beautiful in Bermuda.

Beach, Free

Secluded and stunningly beautiful.

Beach, Free

Popular with locals.

Beach, Free, Park

Named after Henry Shelly, one of the crew of Sir George Somers’ wrecked ship, the Sea Venture.

Beach

Located at the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Beach, Free, Park

Long sandy white beach.

Beach, Free, Historic

Historically significant beach next to Fort St Catherine. It was here were Admiral Sir George Somers and the first colonists landed in 1609.

Beach, Free

Close to the historic town of St George.

Beach, Free

Great for a long stroll.

Beach, Free

Close to Royal Naval Dockyard.