The beauty of Bermuda blows me away! With blush pink sands, turquoise water and remarkable coves, there are nothing quite like the beaches in Bermuda!
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Horseshoe Bay Beach is on the top ten list of the best beaches in the world. It is well deserving the title with the pink sands, rocks in all shapes and sizes, and the amazing water in various shapes of blue. We had fun at the beach until a summer storm chased us back to the cruise ship.
We spent our second day in Bermuda at the beach. We chose the Horseshoe Bay beach since it is one of the most applauded beaches in Bermuda.
Most of the cruise people went there, consequently it was much more crowded than other beaches.
Facing the water to the right side of the beach is the Horseshoe Bay Cove. There rocky terrain rising above the bay encircles the clear water to shape the cove, it’s like a solitude within a retreat.
When we arrived in the early morning, we were the only ones at the cove.
So to avoid the crowd, go there early and venture out.
We also walked to the left side of the Bay. It was even better! So seclusive, some part of the beach felt like a private one because we were the only ones there!
One thing for sure, the further away from the Horseshoe Bay, the more striking the scenery, the rockier the beach.
If you want to venture out the beach area as I did, just remember to wear steady footwear. The rocks were VERY sharp! Arthur’s Chaco were perfect. At one point I left my flip flops with my mother-in-law, and I ended up hurting my feet trying to climb across some rocks.
The sands are definitely pink, much pinker near the area where waves smash the shore.
Of course, locals may not go to the Horseshoe Bay beach, it may be too touristy for them.
On the bus tour of the first day, we passed by many pink sand beaches and coves. Some coves were so small and cozy, just perfect as a romantic getaway.
The weather in Bermuda is mild with the highest in the 80s in the summer and the lowest in the 50s in the winter. However with the humidity in the summer 80s can feel like in the 90s; with the gusty wind in the winter, the 50s like in the 40s. While we were there in the early June, the daily temperatures were consistent in the range of 75–77 F. Yes, it was not a typo, the high and low of a day were virtually the same!
There are various public transportation (buses and ferries) available leaving from the Royal Naval Dockyard to the City of Hamilton, the Town of St. George and different beaches. Our taxi costed $32 from the cruise dock to the Horseshoe Bay one way, so it is a great value if you go with a group.
Before this trip, my knowledge of Bermuda was minimal; it was a mysterious place where boats disappeared for no reason. In reality Bermuda only takes up less than 4% of the Bermuda Triangle. We are safe. The thing might have killed us is not the vanish of our ship rather the high price tag of living there. The island is VERY expensive, about two times more than what we pay in mainland US. A gallon of gasoline costs $8! A gallon of milk $14! A mid-range meal for a couple $130!! Although it is understandable that virtually everything on the island has to be shipped here from the mainland. But still, ouch!!
There are direct flights from major cities to Bermuda, so this little paradise can be an easy weekend getaway. Oh, one more thing, don’t forget to pack a pair of Bermuda shorts to Bermuda!!