Went to Elbow beach based on recommendation from a snorkel boat captain. He felt that the beach was the best in Bermuda. It is a very beautiful beach with pristine stand and turquoise water. The beach, even though it is a public beach, has no amenities other than one porta-potty which was in such poor shape, even my teenage son would not use it. Be prepared for a fairly long hilly walk (about 1/3 mile) if you come from the bus stop. If you drive there are a few parking spaces by stairs to the beach. There is absolutely no shade and the cost to rent an umbrella from the nearby hotel is about $65. All in all, we travelled to Bermuda by cruise and enjoyed Horseshoe Bay more - it is much closer, has more buses going there, has snacks, shade, lifeguards, coves to explore, and bathrooms.
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