Horseshoe Bay


The pristine white sand, a complete absence of rocks and seaweed, and calm cerulean waters of this wide crescent beach make it the most popular beach in Bermuda. Its northern end can get very crowded with cruise-ship passengers and their sun loungers, so head to the south end to find a quiet spot. The cliffs at the north end provide a fine vantage point and there are changing/shower facilities and a bar.

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