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“Best beach in the world?” 5 of 5 stars
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Horseshoe Bay Beach
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Owner description: Swim in safety at Bermuda's most popular beach, best known for the lifeguard on duty from May to September.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Best beach in the world?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I'm extremely lucky. For the last year and the year to come, I live five minutes drive away from what may be the best beach in the world. Horseshoe bay is a large, sweeping beach of fine pink sand (yes, it really is pink), flanked by headlands that can be climbed and explored and lapped by some of the clearest water you're likely to come across in your life.

The beach has plenty of room, so you are always guaranteed to find a spot close to the water and has amenities is the form of a small shop selling sun cream, sun glasses etc, a small concession selling drinks and fries and burgers etc and some toilets. It also has a small car park which is only steps away from the beach.

I don't agree with the reviews that say the beach is spoiled by the crowds as it's big enough to take a LOT of people. Just wander to the far end and you've got a private spot.

The water is crystal clear and has great snorkeling opportunities around the headlands. The sea-life is great and you'll often see large Rainbow Parrot Fish around the reef. One particularly amazing sight, is seeing a shoal of silver fish, riding the waves into the shore and then swimming back out to sea for another go. I witnesses this last summer and it was incredible. I was body surfing in with them! The sea often has some nice waves as it's on the south shore of the island. Not big enough to surf, but just the right size for having great fun.

The beach is the start of a long stretch of the coast that can be walked. If you do that, you'll pass lots of smaller, secluded beaches before you come to Warwick Long Bay, the longest beach on Bermuda. The walk is well worth it. Then you can walk back and cool down in the blue, clear water.

Visited August 2012
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Longview, Texas
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“Sand, Surf.. beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

A great beach that can be crowded beause it has lifeguards and bathrooms but find a spot and relax. walk up and down for more beauty that you can imagine.. Be careful when walking around the rock-boulder covered surf- but man is it great. Take the bus or grab a cab. Or a moped..

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pink tinged soft sand, turquoise sea, all beaches should be like this.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

A truly wonderful beach which, when reading other reviews, can only be spoilt by crowds of people.
But it is understandable why they direct the Cruise ship hoards here because it is safe and has all the facilities, including showers and changing facilities and importantly the rental of beach furniture as I can imagine an umbrella would be a must in summer as there is not much shade.
However, on this off season day we shared the beach with no more than two dozen others, and it was wonderful.
As most of you who read this review will not be so lucky, for the fit and able who like a walk I will divulge the secret.
Go East !
Either by the South Shore Park footpath or, if the tide is out far enough to allow, through the surf to firstly Chaplins Bay Beach , but then to the magnificent Jobson's Cove ( especially if you find it empty like we did ), and then on to the equally wonderful Warwick Long Bay Beach.
These should be much quieter than Horseshoe Bay.
To do the full walk and back will take a good couple of hours, especially with scenic photo shots. But it is a couple of hours you will always remember. I know we will.

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Washington DC
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“Beautiful and Peaceful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The water and cliffs here were amazing! The most beautiful beach... with pink sand and warm water(Sept 2012) I will definitely go back again as it was one of the most beautiful spots in Bermuda!

Ride mopeds to this beach as there is a perfect place to park and you wont have to walk. There is also a place to get food and drinks right before you enter as welll as bathrooms.

Visited September 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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“Great beach...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Enjoy the pink sands of Bermuda at Horseshoe Bay, AND be sure to go out early in the morning and climb the rocks for a gorgeous view of the sunrise!

Visited August 2012
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