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So many beaches

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So many beaches

We are flying to Bermuda tomorrow and staying east of Hamilton. I've been reading about all the beaches but there are so many. Are there 2 or 3 "not to miss" beaches for swimming and 2 or 3 other suggestions for snorkeling?

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1. Re: So many beaches

Click on Things to Do in the green shaded area at the top of this page and then on the Outdoors section. You will be given a list of the beaches with some reviews. Tobacco Bay is good for snorkeling in the East End of the island.

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If there are '..must visit..' beaches in Bermuda, then they will be located out along Bermuda's magnificent south shore--the stretch of shoreline known as SOUTH SHORE PARK. These include HORSESHOE BAY at the west-end of this stretch and WARWICK LONG BAY at the east-end (approx. 1½ mi.)...and the many little, semi-secluded, rock-crenellated coves and beaches in between (from west-to-east)--Peel Rock Cove, Butts Beach, Middle Beach, Wafer Rocks Beach, Angle Beach, Hidden Beach Chaplin Bay, Stonehole Bay, Jobson's Cove. These smaller coves and beaches between Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay can be accessed by '..beachcombing..' along the foreshore (some sort of 'water shoe' is highly recommended for climbing over or 'round rocks) and or walking along the footpaths through the dunes behind or clifftops above. This stretch is truly magnificent, with spectacular, '..take-your-breath-away..' ocean and south shore views 'round every bend, rock or bush. Pack a light picnic lunch and enjoy the incredible natural beauty down on the pink sand or up on the grass above. If you've ever wondered what all of the 'hype' about Bermuda's beaches is all about; travel this stretch and know beyond the shadow of any doubt that the 'hype' was gross UNDER-statement.

This stretch is easily accessible along the main SOUTH ROAD...along the #7 public bus routes.

Edited: 15 September 2013, 19:45
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For snorkeling from-the-beach....the best spot in Bermuda will be at CHURCH BAY, out on the south shore, just west (to your right as you face the ocean) of Horseshoe Bay (same South Road...same #7 bus route)

or...try TOBACCO BAY, out at Bermuda's far east-end, on the north side of the 'olde towne' of Saint George's. Saint George's is accessible via #1 (most scenic) #3, #10 or #11 public bus routes and the 'seasonal' (from mid-April-thru-mid-November) ORANGE--Dockyard-Saint George's public ferry route...then a 1/2 mile walk from 'downtown' to the beach...or short taxi ride.

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4. Re: So many beaches

So many beautiful beaches in Bermuda.

This web site could give you a few hints.

http://www.bermuda.com/visitors/beaches.aspx

or this one

www.gotobermuda.co.uk/what-to-do/beaches/

Elbow beach is a lovely spot on south shore road

If you travel to Dockyard you could go to Snorkel Park.

There is also Church Bay, Shelly Bay Beach and Black Bay Beach.

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5. Re: So many beaches

Church Bay, South Road

Horseshoe Beach, South Road

Jobson Cove, South Road

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6. Re: So many beaches

Thank you all! Can't wait to explore them and we will start this morning!

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Perhaps now you'll begin to understand some of the uncertainties and angst that Goldilocks must have experienced during her search--

"....The sand at this beach is too PINK..."

"....The water at that beach is too BLUE..."

"...Aaaah....this beach is '...juuuuust right !!..'.."

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8. Re: So many beaches

Horseshoe Bay, elbow beach and John Smiths Bay are not to miss beaches. Great for swimming.

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