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In 1874, settlers in St. George began building an opulent replacement to St. Peter's Church, an Anglican place of worship that was established after the 1612 English settlement. But poor planning led to insufficient funding and creative squabbles, which led to eventual abandonment following a debilitating storm that left a crumbling ruin and eyesore. Cut to present day, and the structure has been fortified to withstand visitors, though it's still unfinished with only the sky for a ceiling. Currently, more repairs are being done, so visitors can only check out the grounds, but you can still enjoy spectacular views through the arches.

If you only stop by one spot in the historic village of St. George, travelers implore you to make it the Unfinished Church for the incredible Gothic architecture and serene surroundings. Past visitors said it's worth the trek uphill as the church is stunning and your photos will be equally so. 

The Unfinished Church is located on Government Hill Road in St. George. Bus Nos. 1, 3, 10 or 11 will take you to the village of St. George and the Unfinished Church. You can stroll through its Gothic pillars daily. Visit the church's website for more information.

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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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