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Price & Hours

Free
Sunrise to sunset

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Beaches, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.3

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you're looking for sand at its pinkest, stop by Elbow Beach. Just remember that a good chunk of those pink pebbles are privately owned by the Elbow Beach Bermuda hotel and the Coral Beach Club. Honeymooners should investigate a different spot because Elbow has a reputation as the most family-friendly shore on the island. This is partially due to the reefs that keep the waters safe and mild and also the food wagon that patrols the perimeter of Elbow Beach on a regular basis.

The majority of visitors describe the beach as pretty, clean and secluded, saying it's a better alternative to some of Bermuda's more crowded beaches. Many are also happy with the location and variety of restaurants within walking distance. 

All public beaches in Bermuda are open from sunrise to sunset. You'll find this particular beach in Paget Parish. It's accessible via bus Nos. 2 or 7. It's free to visit.

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Time to Spend
#1 Horseshoe Bay Beach

Southampton parish's Horseshoe Bay is the most photographed (and famous) beach in Bermuda, making it hard to score a prime spot on the sand, especially if a cruise ship is in town. The blushing sand at Horseshoe is gorgeous at any time of year, but the water is chilly from September to May, so unless you enjoy a frigid dip, you should steer clear of the tide after Labor Day. But even in the colder months, Horseshoe is a great spot for a romantic stroll along the sand. And if you're in town during Easter you have to make a special trip to Horseshoe to see the beautiful handmade Bermudian kites flying high on Good Friday.

Recent Horseshoe Bay beachgoers said the views are stunning and the pink sand is breathtaking; some tout it as the best beach in Bermuda, which may be why many also complain about the heavy crowds. Travelers also warn that the ocean waters can be rough with a strong undertow. Luckily, you can rest easy with your kids playing in the waves because this beach employs lifeguards. Plus, Port Royal Cove offers an enclosed part of the beach that keeps the waves out. If you get hungry, there are plenty of beachside eateries to choose from.

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