Sparkling like jewels in the Atlantic Ocean east of North Carolina, the sub-tropical paradise of Bermuda is made up of around 180 islands, rocks and islets. This unique location gives Bermuda an appealing climate, with no extreme temperatures either hot or cold, and with seventy-five miles of spectacular coastline, there are some sublime beaches about.
Imagine pale pink sands stretching as far as the eye can see – a mix of crushed coral, miniscule shells and calcium carbonate have created this extraordinary colour of sand, in some areas deeper like the shade of salmon. As you step on it your toes sink into the soft, warm grains – heavenly! Some beaches are big – think long, sweeping arcs of shimmering pink sands washed by turquoise seas – while others are tiny and secluded, hugged by sun-bleached rocks and accessed only by boat.
Many hotels are blessed with private beaches, often with a full beach service – for example, complimentary watersports, chilled towels, drinks and snacks. Some of these beaches transform at night into romantic outdoor dining rooms, with tables set at the water’s edge and food served by candlelight.
Bermuda’s most famous beach is at Horseshoe Bay, while West Whale Beach is known for stunning sunsets and whale-watching (in April). For sensational snorkelling, Tobacco Bay’s unusual limestone formations teem with parrotfish and sergeant majors. Other options include Warwick Long Bay, where fish swim in shallow waters close to shore and Jobson’s Cove, where big boulders and wonderfully calm seas create a natural bathing pool.
The pink sandy beaches of Bermuda are, without doubt, one of nature’s finest handiworks!