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: Alternate Access Info
Located on Bermuda’s South Shore, Horseshoe Bay is typically easy to access via public transportation. However, public access to the main entrance has been temporarily restricted until mid-May 2017 due to a construction project that will increase beach accessibility. Don’t worry – you can still enjoy Horseshoe Bay Beach’s pink sand and turquoise waters. Just enter from the Chaplin Bay Beach parking lot via the South Shore Parkway. You can also get to the beach through a pathway off of South Road across from Southampton Rangers Sports Club Field, but be forewarned – it’s steep. Signs will be posted at both spots. Until construction is complete, you may want to consider visiting the beautiful East End beaches of Clearwater Beach or Tobacco Bay Beach.
After construction is complete, you can access Horseshoe Bay like normal: Just take the #7 bus from City of Hamilton or the Royal Naval Dockyard. Private taxi service is also available.
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.
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.