Pretty view of Turtle Bay Beach on the island of Bermuda in the Caribbean.  The photo shows the beautiful pink sand beach and calm blue green coloured water with islands out in front.  The beach is on Cooper's Island conservation area, near Clearwater Beach.

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Cooper's Island Nature Reserve

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Bermudians were granted access to this 77-acre nature reserve made up of woodland, unspoiled beaches, salt marsh and rocky shores when the US Navy pulled out in 1995. Nature trails run through a mixed woodland of remaining Bermuda cedars and olivewoods, mixed with introduced growths of Brazilian pepper and allspice. The seven beaches are tranquil and good for snorkeling, and the salt marsh is a vital habitat for herons, kingfishers and giant land crabs.

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