Is Horseshoe Bay Bermuda’s loveliest beach? Lots of people think so, locals and visitors alike, and it’s one of the island’s beach hot spots for water sports, bathing and relaxing.
Throw your towel down on the softly arcing curve of soft pink sand and you’ll agree there aren’t too many better spots to be.
The beach is guarded by lifesavers, lunch is served at the beach cafe, there are showers and changing facilities on-site, and shuttle buses ferry visitors to and from the closest bus stop, for the handy bus route 7 to Hamilton.
Come here for New Year celebrations, sand-sculpture competitions, kite festivals, organized beach sports like volleyball, rock snorkeling, and shallow paddling and wading pools for youngsters.
Horseshoe Bay is off South Road on the south coast of the island’s archipelago in Southampton Parish. The greenery of South Shore Park is nearby, the Atlantic Ocean is at your feet, and Hamilton is 6km (3.5 miles) away to the northeast.
The beach stretches for around 6.5km (4 miles), backed by limestone rocks and shady bushland.