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Bermuda Sights

Horseshoe Bay

  • Off South Shore Rd. Map It
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Maya's Cove, Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda, Caribbean

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Updated 11/04/2013

Fodor's Review

When locals say they're going to "the beach," they're generally referring to Horseshoe Bay, the island's most popular. With clear water, a 0.3-mi crescent of pink sand, a vibrant social scene, and the uncluttered backdrop of South Shore Park, Horseshoe Bay has everything you could ask of a Bermudian beach. A snack bar, changing rooms, beach-rental facilities, and lifeguards add to its appeal. The Good Friday Annual Kite Festival also takes place here. The undertow can be strong, especially on the main beach. A better place for children is Horseshoe Baby Beach. Before 2003's Hurricane Fabian, this beach was reached by climbing a trail over the dunes at the western end of Horseshoe Bay. Fabian's storm surge ploughed right through those dunes, creating a wide walkway for eager little beachgoers. Sheltered from the ocean by a ring of rocks, this cove is shallow and almost perfectly calm. In summer, toddlers can find lots of playmates. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (free); showers; toilets. Best for: partiers; swimming; walking.

Sight Information

Address:

Off South Shore Rd., unknown, Southampton, SN08, Bermuda

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Phone:

441-238–2651

Updated 11/04/2013

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