I was very wary of coming here because of the negative reviews I had read. But since this was our 5th cruise to Bermuda, my husband and I decided to stay around the Dock Yard and not venture too far since we had already seen all of Bermuda.
We walked over to Snorkel Park around 11 a.m. and we paid a $5 cover charge. There were quite a few people here, but not overly crowded. Umbrellas and chairs were $15 - $20. There were also snorkeling equipment, kayaks, floats, etc... that you can rent and quite a few people did take advatantage of these things.
The beach itself is not the soft pink sand you would imagine. The sand was very hard and not very comfortable if you are on a towel! The water was nice and clear. There is a beach bar where you can get food and drinks, plus restrooms and a shower. It's a cute little beach if you don't want to venture too far from the cruise ships.
We did wear our water shoes, although I did not see any of the glass in the sand and water that people were talking about. We didn't want to take any chances. At dinner the previous night, our dinner companions had told us they saw a couple people limping out of the water with a cut on thier feet from broken glass.
So, if you don't want to see the 'real' beaches of Bermuda, which you should, then this little beach is just fine. We've been to Horse Shoe Bay a few times already, so we were content with Snorkel Park and we will come again next year on our annual Bermuda cruise! Already booked for August 2013!
Have fun and don't forget... wear your water shoes, just in case!
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