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“The best public beach in the world - hands down.”

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.
Reviewed January 22, 2014

This beach needs to be seen in person- there are no words to accurately describe how great it is for a public beach. It's huge and free and perfectly groomed. The pink sand and turquoise waters are a Bermuda staple, and with the expansiveness of Horseshoe Bay, they are just highlighted even further. Also, people aren't allowed to solicit business on the beach, so it's very relaxing a calm -- if you go to the far end, it can even be quiet and secluded. With decent facilities for food/drinks/washrooms, it's just perfect.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Don't visit Bermuda without making a stop at the famous Horseshoe Bay Beach! Very easy to get to from cruise ports - take the local bus for just a couple bucks. Safe and easy to get to. Sand is amazing and the water is beautiful. Great pictures! There is no admission fee to access the beach.

There are bathroom facilities and a small food stand. Umbrella and chair rentals are also available but can be a bit expensive ($5-$11).

There is a huge hill from the road going down to the beach. Some locals make a living charging a few bucks to drive you up or down that hill. If you don't have mobility issues though the walk is really not that bad!

TIP: Sometimes if you're lucky there is a bus just for cruise ship passengers when you're ready to leave the beach. As long as they recognize your towel, you can hop on!

3  Thank alg7334
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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Great views!
Nice people and cool walking trails! My girlfriend and I visited in January 2014. I was able to swim comfortable and the nice breeze and fresh air made it worth while to visit. Also try Spittle pond nature area!

1  Thank RobBernard
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Horseshoe Bay Beach is world-famous and for good reason. Bermuda is most often visited for its pink sand and crystal blue waters and there is plenty of both at Horseshoe Bay Beach. The soft sand and total lack of large, jagged shells makes walking along the beach a pleasant experience. Couple the lovely sand with stunning hues of blue and aquamarine water and you've got everything you need to attract beach admirers from across the globe. The crowds are largest at Horseshoe Bay Beach, but during the off-season the beach is rather desolate, like many of the lesser-known beaches nearby.

An added bonus are the numerous giant rock formations that dominate the flanks of the beach. They are excellent for climbing and provide different vantage points from which one can further appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Do be careful on the rocks, however, as they are very sharp and will cut bare skin quite easily.

My only complaint about Horseshoe Bay Beach is the large amount of rotting plant material, probably some form of kelp, that is strewn across virtually all of the beach. It is just part of nature I suppose, but it is rather unsightly, it can smell a bit and it attracts hordes of small gnats that buzz around you if you invariably have to walk through the plant material on your way into the water. I never saw any of this plant material in the professional photos of the beach, so I assume it was digitally removed or cleaned up to enhance the overall beauty of the picture. This is a relatively minor complaint and one common to so many beaches around the world, so do not let it deter you from visiting a truly captivating stretch of sand and stone.

1  Thank History_Teacher6
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is an amazing beach. It is beautiful place to relax, swim and snorkel. The water is crystal clear and warm. You can see snorkel right off the shore. One of the greatest beaches I have ever been to.

1  Thank MWoods56
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