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.
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.