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Horseshoe Bay Beach Essentials

Sunbathers, swimmers, photographers and dreamers are all lured to the shores of Horseshoe Bay Beach. Maybe it's the blush pink sand, the clear blue waters or the wealth of things to do, from bodysurfing to caving. Here are the basics for planning your visit.

Turquoise water and pink sand at Horseshoe Bay

Named for its curving shape, popular Horseshoe Bay Beach boasts Bermuda's trademark translucent, strikingly blue waters and "pretty in pink" sands. How'd the grains get that way? That rosy shade results from a blend of crushed shells, coral and calcium carbonate called red forminifera.

Getting There is Easy

Located on the South Shore of Bermuda, Horseshoe Bay is easy to access via public transportation. Just take the #7 bus from City of Hamilton or the Royal Naval Dockyard. Private taxi service is also available.

Beach Rentals

All the gear you need to make your beach outing fun, exciting and safe is for rent at Horseshoe Bay Beach. You can chill out with towels and beach chairs or get active with snorkel equipment, boogie boards and wakeboards.

Family Time

Horseshoe Bay, Southampton

Kids can enjoy boogie boarding, beach volleyball, splashing around and sandcastle building. And for water babies and children, Port Royal Cove features an enclosed part of the beach that keeps the waves out.

Caves Made for Exploring

Dramatic rock formations surround Horseshoe Bay, with hidden caves and tucked-away coves awaiting your discovery. Climb to the top of the tallest rock formation to catch stellar sunrises to start your day.

Food & Drinks

Nothing tastes better than a hamburger or fish sandwich at one of Horseshoe Bay's many beach restaurants. You'll also find treats like ice cream cones and Rum Swizzles.

You'll find treats like ice cream cones and Rum Swizzles.

In the Area

After your dip in the ocean, go exploring. You can walk the entire South Shore of Bermuda along the beach trails. Or check out Gibb's Hill Lighthouse – the views are outstanding even before you climb the 180 plus steps to the top.