Best Beaches in Bermuda (& Bermuda Pink Sand Beaches!)

Megan and Scott frolicking on West Whale Beach in Bermuda

Looking for the best beaches in Bermuda? We’ve got you covered. We spent 10 days and rented a motorbike to hit up as many pink sand beaches in Bermuda and Bermuda beaches we could on our trip selflishly for you! Just kidding, we’ve ALWAYS wanted to see that infamous Bermuda pink sand, so when we booked our trip we knew we had to schedule in enough time to visit as many of the incredible beaches in Bermuda as we could – and we did!

We visited so many of the gorgeous beaches in Bermuda that we wanted to put together this guide to help you decide which are the best beaches in Bermuda for your trip based on what you’re looking for from the best kid-friendly beaches in Bermuda (think small waves or quiet coves), the best pink beaches in Bermuda, the best beaches for snorkeling, sun bathing, and other useful information and things to know before visiting Bermuda and it’s beaches!

We also include information about each of these beaches in Bermuda including what kind of sand they have, what amenities they have (beach rentals, snorkel gear, bathrooms, changing rooms, concessions, etc) as well as information on how to get to each of these beaches via public transportation.

While we provide how to get to all the beaches via public transportation, we highly recommend renting a scooter or an electric car during your trip to do some beach hopping at your own pace, plus you’ll want to explore all the best things to do in Bermuda and the best places to stay in Bermuda too, it may help you choose which beaches in Bermuda to visit!

Without further ado, here are the best beaches in Bermuda plus a few helpful tips! But real quick, here are our personal favorites.

Megan’s Favorite: All the hidden pink sand beaches along the South Shore Park Trail (connecting from Warwick Long Bay Beach to Horseshoe Bay Beach) and St. Catherine’s Beach!

Scott’s Favorite: Horseshoe Bay Beach (duh, Scott’s favorite color is pink) followed by Clearwater Beach.

Tips for Visiting Bermuda Beaches

Portuguese Man of War jellyfish spotted on Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda

Man-o-War spotted on the beach

If you’re visiting in the summer months keep in mind Bermuda gets HOT. Be sure to pack plenty of drinking water for your Bermuda beach day! We visited in the spring when the weather was comfortable meaning that walking to beaches was more comfortable than say, middle of summer!

The next important thing to be aware of when visiting Bermuda’s beaches are that they are no strangers to Portuguese Man-O-War which is commonly mistaken as a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore, a group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish.

These marine creatures float on the surface of the ocean and are just pushed where the wind blows them or the ocean takes them. Their tentacles are venomous and contain microscopic capsules loaded with coiled, barbed tubes that deliver venom capable of paralyzing and killing small fish. 

Their tentacles are also long, so sometimes people are stung by them which causes extremely painful welts without realizing there was one nearby. While the stings are not lethal to humans (or rarely so), it can be a bit of a vacation ruiner if you are stung by one as they are said to be very painful and the welts they create are nasty.

Also, if you see one on the shore do not touch it or step on it as they can still sting!

These are typically spotted on windy days and usually in the spring months. The wind blows them towards shore, so keep that in mind and you’ll be good to go.

Speaking of windy days, be cautious of where you choose to swim on windy days as the currents can be quite strong and dangerous even for the most seasoned and skilled swimmers. A few of the beaches that are in secluded or blocked-off coves would be the best beaches in Bermuda to visit on those windy days.

Top Pink Sand Beaches in Bermuda

close up of the pink sand in Bermuda at Horseshoe Bay Beach

close up of the pink sand

First thing is first, let’s start off with all the incredible pink sand beaches in Bermuda, one of the things that make beach hopping here so unique are the rosy-hued sandy shores.

How does Bermuda have pink sand you might wonder? The pink sand is due to the red foram, or red foraminifera, which are an invertebrate. Their shells get on the ocean floor and mixed in with the sand when the tiny particles wash up to shore leaving a rosy hue in the sand!

Now, most photos you’ll see online where the sand is hot pink or a much brighter pink than you will actually see in person. These people took a few creative liberties we must say, but there is a really pretty pink hue to the sand and if the light hits it right it’s very obvious with the naked eye.

The best way to see the pink hues is to see where the wet part of the sand is along the shore break. This is where the pink really shows up as the water glistens over the sand as the light hits it. I’ll be honest, it was so bright the day we visited it was hard to tell the sand was pink from certain angles, but then other angles and even up close you could see how pink it was!

It’s all about the angles and light – but if you look up close you’ll see the pink fragments in the sand!

Horseshoe Bay Beach

Horseshoe Bay Beach the most famous pink sand beach in Bermuda

The most iconic Bermuda beach and pink sand beach in Bermuda is Horseshoe Bay Beach. Named after its curved shape, this beach is home to rosy-hued and blush tone sands, crystal clear blue water, and better yet Horseshoe Bay Beach has walking trails along the sand dunes that also lead you to more, smaller coves and secluded Bermuda pink sand beaches along South Shore Park, a 1.2 mile trail through the sand dunes that stretch from Horseshoe Bay to Warwick Long Bay.

There are two main sections of Horseshoe Bay Beach, there’s the main horseshoe shape area which is the large stretch (about 1/4 of a mile) of pink sandy shores to hang out for swimming and watching the waves come in and there’s also Horseshoe Bay Cove, which is an enclosed bay adjacent to the beach that keeps the waves out which is perfect for those timid of swimming in the ocean with waves and those with young kids.

There are gorgeous rock outcroppings and formations along the beach here which provide dramatic landscapes plus hidden caves that can be explored by those up for a little beach adventure.

Amenities: During peak season (typically May – October) you can rent beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear, boogie boards, and paddleboards. There are also concessions here along with public restrooms and changing areas.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Horseshoe Bay Beach stop. Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars.

Warwick Long Bay Beach & Jobson’s Cove

The pink sand in the shorebreak at Warwick Long Bay Beach in Bermuda

The other most famous of pink beaches in Bermuda along the south shore is also the longest beach in Bermuda which stretches a half of a mile and has beautiful rock formations jutting out of the insanely beautiful blue waters and pink shores.

This beach is the perfect place to lounge around in the sand, watching the waves crash along the shore all while enjoying less crowds than the popular Horseshoe Bay Beach nextdoor.

On calmer days, this is a popular beach for visitors to snorkel as it’s not uncommon to spot colorful parrotfish. Under 200 feet from the shore are the coral reefs – so you’ll spot a lot of activity around the shoreline for the fish attracted to the corals off the coastline here.

Something to keep in mind is that on windy days you’ll want to avoid swimming here as there’s a steep drop off along the shoreline and without any natural barriers, the larger waves can cause a dangerous undertow even for experienced swimmers. However, on a calm day there is not much to worry about and swimming can be enjoyed.

Jobsons Cove along the south shore of Bermuda next to Warwick Long Bay Beach

For those not wanting to swim in any waves at all or visit on a windy day, don’t worry there’s an option for you! Adjacent to Warwick Long Bay near the parking area is Jobson’s Cove, another tiny Bermuda pink sand beach in a protected cove with calm lagoon like waters with no waves. 

This is the perfect area to swim for those with young kids or those who are nervous swimming in any sort of wave whatsoever. It’s not uncommon to spot colorful, tropical fish in Jobson’s Cove either! Just keep an eye out for the man-o-war and keep your distance if you see one floating around by the cliffs.

Amenities: During peak season (typically May – October) you can find snack stalls that sell small beach nibbles along with renting beach gear like snorkeling equipment. There are bathrooms at the parking area.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Warwick Long Bay Beach stop. Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars.

Butt’s Beach

Butt's Beach along the South Shore Park near Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda a pink sand beach

Remember that mention of the sand dunes you can explore from Horseshoe Bay Beach to Warwick Long Bay? Well, the next set of pink beaches in Bermuda including Butt’s Beach are the secluded, pink beaches and coves you can explore along the 1.2 mile South Shore Park trail from Horseshoe Bay Beach.

Butt’s Beach is a smaller cove and is the first beach/cove you’ll pass headed east along the South Shore Park trail towards Warwick Long Bay. You can even spot Horseshoe Bay Beach from here!

Because of the rocks here, the waters are a bit more calm and the waves are smaller than at Horseshoe Bay Beach. On calm days, this is a great place to swim, just be mindful of the rocks. Just keep in mind that the more secluded beaches like this one do not have lifeguards.

Amenities: Everything that’s available at Horseshoe Bay Beach, you just have to walk to this area.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Horseshoe Bay stop, follow the path along the east end of Horseshoe Bay Beach called South Shore Park trail to access this beach. Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars at the Horseshoe Bay Beach parking area.

Middle Beach

Middle beach along South Shore Park pink sand beaches in Bermuda

Continuing from Horseshoe Bay Beach on the east end of the beach along the South Shore Park trail, immediately past Butt’s Beach is our next Bermuda pink sand beach, Middle Beach.

This pink sandy cove is great because it’s secluded enough by the rocks from the crowds that can attract at Horseshoe Bay Beach during peak season all while being close enough to be able to access the amenities at Horseshoe Bay Beach if you need them.

This is a great, romantic Bermuda beach if you’re looking for something quiet, still enjoy the pink sand and clear turquoise waters, and not have to go too far along the sand dunes to have all of this plus still be close enough to access those amenities at Horseshoe Bay if you need them.

You can swim and explore around the rocks here, just be mindful that you don’t get yourself scratched up and enjoy the tropical fish you’ll spot in the water here!

Amenities: Everything that’s available at Horseshoe Bay Beach, you just have to walk to this area using the South Shore Park trail at the east end of Horseshoe Bay Beach.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Horseshoe Bay stop, follow the path along the east end of Horseshoe Bay Beach called South Shore Park trail to access this beach. Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars at the Horseshoe Bay Beach parking area.

Water Rocks Beach

pink sand at Water Rocks Beach near Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda

Water Rocks Beach is another one of the idyllic pink sand beaches in Bermuda located along the South Shore Park Trail that stretches between Horseshoe Bay Beach and Warwick Long Bay Beach. Water Rocks Beach is still closer to Horseshoe Bay Beach, but is accessible coming from the opposite direction too.

This secluded beach is just as gorgeous and beautiful as the next and the beaches before it, surrounded by dramatic rocks jutting out of the ocean and pink sand into the crystal clear turquoise and soft shades of blue waters.

You’re still not terribly far away from the snacks and rentals at Horseshoe Bay Beach, but keep in mind your walking time through the sand dunes if you need to go back and forth. It took us no more than 10-15 minutes to walk back and forth, but the sand dunes made it slightly more challenging than walking on a paved path.

This is a great spot to sunbathe, snorkel, swim, and adventure around the rocks. And during a lower tide on a calm day, you can just wade through the water from Water Rocks Beach to Horseshoe Bay Beach.

Amenities: Everything that’s available at Horseshoe Bay Beach, you just have to walk to this area using the South Shore Park trail at the east end of Horseshoe Bay Beach.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Horseshoe Bay stop, follow the path along the east end of Horseshoe Bay Beach called South Shore Park trail to access this beach. Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars at the Horseshoe Bay Beach parking area.

Angle Beach 

Megan jumping for joy along South Shore Park's pink sand beaches in Bermuda

This next pink sand beach in Bermuda along the South Shore Park is further along the trail from Horseshoe Bay Beach on your way to Warwick Long Bay Beach (or vice versa). Because of this pink sand beach in Bermuda’s location on the South Shore Park trail, you can guarantee it will be quieter than any other beach you visit in the area.

Angle Beach (and Hidden Beach) require the most walking whether you’re coming from Horseshoe Bay Beach or Warwick Long Bay Beach, but don’t let that scare you, it’s really not THAT far of a walk if you’re looking for a quiet, secluded space to sun bathe, snorkel, or swim. Just keep in mind all the amenities at Horseshoe Bay Beach or Warwick Long Bay Beach are further away – but still accessible.

Like the other beaches in Bermuda along the pink, sandy south shores, you’ll be greeted with soft pink sand, turquoise water that you can see right through, and gorgeous rock formations jutting every which way out of the sand, land, and water.

Keep in mind there are no lifeguards at the beaches along the South Shore Park trail.

Amenities: The closest amenities for this pink sand beach in Bermuda is at Horseshoe Bay Beach or Warwick Long Bay in the opposite direction, you’re just a little bit further away from Warwick.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Horseshoe Bay stop, follow the path along the east end of Horseshoe Bay Beach called South Shore Park trail to access this beach. Another option is to take the #7 bus to Warwick Long Bay and walk along the trail coming from the opposite direction. This beach is closer to Horseshoe Bay Beach though.

Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars at the Horseshoe Bay Beach or Warwick Long Bay Beach parking areas.

Hidden Beach

Hidden Beach along South Shore Park in Bermuda

One of the most secluded, wild pink beaches in Bermuda located along the South Shore Park is Hidden Beach. Heck, it’s even in the name.

We accessed Hidden Beach on our journey along the South Shore Park Trail starting from Horseshoe Bay Beach, but keep in mind it’s almost equal distance coming on the South Shore Park Trail coming from Warwick Long Bay Beach too just past Chaplin Bay Beach.

This rocky beach is ultra-secluded and the perfect place to have a quiet moment at the beach. You’ll want to pack light but bring what you need as you’ll be a little further away from the amenities available at both Horseshoe Bay Beach and Warwick Long Bay Beach.

Amenities: The closest amenities for this pink sand beach in Bermuda are a bit further away but available at either Horseshoe Bay Beach or Warwick Long Bay Beach depending on which way you’re coming from.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Horseshoe Bay stop, follow the path along the east end of Horseshoe Bay Beach called South Shore Park trail to access this beach. Another option is to take the #7 bus to Warwick Long Bay and walk along the trail coming from the opposite direction.

Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars at the Horseshoe Bay Beach or Warwick Long Bay Beach parking areas.

Chaplin Bay Beach

aerial shot of Chaplin Bay Beach from Elsbeth Bay Beach along the south shore park in Bermuda where you can find pink sand beaches

This Bermuda pink sand beach is a bit of a hidden treasure because it’s really only easy to get to when the tide is low (so plan around this and also don’t get trapped in there as the tide rolls back in!). 

Chaplin Bay Beach is located along the South Shore Park Trail and its light pink sandy shores are tucked away between sea cliffs and sea rocks which makes it pretty inaccessible at high tide, but at low tide the walk to this secluded beach is revealed and it’s a great place to relax, swim, and take in the incredible Bermuda blues on display in the crystal clear water.

Amenities: The closest amenities for this pink sand beach in Bermuda is at Warwick Long Bay.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Warwick Bay Beach stop, follow the South Shore Park Path near Jobson’s Cove to pass Elsbeth Beach and at low tide be able to access Chaplin Bay Beach. Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars at the Warwick Long Bay Beach parking area.

Elsbeth Beach

Elsbeth Beach along the South Shore Park near Warwick Long Bay Beach in Bermuda

The final Bermuda pink sand beach along the South Shore Park trail stretching from Horseshoe Bay Beach to Warwick Long Bay Beach we are going to cover is Elsbeth Beach.

Elsbeth Beach is another secluded, quiet beach located close to the popular and beautiful long stretch of velvety pink sand beach found at Warwick Long Bay. From Warwick Long Bay you’ll walk along the sand dune trail passing Jobson’s Cove. The trail will lead you to Elsbeth Beach where you’ll be greeted with a private, pink sand beach with that pristine turquoise water.

Amenities: The closest amenities for this pink sand beach in Bermuda is at Warwick Long Bay.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take the #7 bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard to the Warwick Bay Beach stop, follow the South Shore Park Path near Jobson’s Cove to access Elsbeth Beach. Parking is available for those driving scooters or electric cars at the Warwick Long Bay Beach parking area.

More of the Best Beaches in Bermuda

So we’ve covered the famous pink sand beaches in Bermuda along the South Shore, now it’s time to cover the rest of the amazing beaches in Bermuda. There are several reasons why you will want to spend a few days on your vacation just beach hopping as there are seriously gorgeous soft, sandy beaches with that same pristine, clear turquoise water scattered all throughout Bermuda.

West Whale Bay Beach

sunbathing on West Whale Beach in Bermuda

One of our truly favorite beaches in Bermuda we visited was West Whale Bay Beach. We first came to West Whale Bay Beach Park, which is perched on a sea cliff overlooking the vast ocean, to see if we could spot any humpback whales as we were visiting in Mid-March and the whale migrating season is March through April – this is said to be one of the best spots to see the whales migrating from dry land.

We found out we missed the whale sighting by a few hours, however, if we were to do it again we’d be sure to bring binoculars. 

The park area on the cliff is great for picnics, whale watching, and sunset viewing. But take a stroll down the path and you’ll be greeted with a secluded beach. It’s said the sand here is pink, we didn’t really pick that up which could have been due to the time of day we visited and the way the sun was hitting the sand. (although relooking at our images, there is a bit of a pink hue in the sand) Regardless, this beach was a stunner.

There are little tide pools and small enough waves that are easy for swimming too (great for families with kids). You can also wade along the rocky shoreline during low tide here to access more secret coves and beaches if you’re feeling a bit adventurous. We enjoyed how soft the sand was here for sunbathing.

And if you’re looking for another historic activity to do here, you can visit the remains of the 18th-century Whale Bay Fort and Battery overlooking West Whale Bay Beach.

A fun tip: if you’re coming during whale watching season (March & April), look out for the whale watching boats along the water, they are tracking them and it’s one way to spot a whale tail from land.

Amenities: There are picnic tables and bathrooms in the grassy area at the top of the park above the beach with a paved ramp down to the beach.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take either the #7 or #8  bus from Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard the stop on Middle Road near West Whale Beach. There is another 10-15 minute walk to West Whale Bay Park, this Bermuda beach is best accessed by a rental motorbike scooter or electric car as there is a parking lot here.

Elbow Beach

elbow-beach-in-bermuda

Another popular pick for best beaches in Bermuda is Elbow Beach, not to be confused with Elbow Beach Resort which is located here too and confusing as Elbow Beach is accessible to the public. The public part of the beach is Elbow Park Beach and is located between two private beaches.

This is one of the most popular beaches in Bermuda due to its close proximity to Hamilton, making it an easy beach to visit for those who are basing their trip out of the capital city of Bermuda.

This is a popular swimming and snorkeling spot as the coral reefs are located close to the shore and act as a bit of a barrier keeping the waters calm and no shortage of tropical fish sighting through the crystal clear water! Not to mention about a half of mile off shore is the Pollockshields shipwreck (you can book a kayak snorkel tour here from the dive shop at Elbow Beach as it’s a little too far and dangerous to swim on your own).

Amenities: Food options including Mickey’s Bistro on the beach. The public beach has a composting toilet in the parking area, otherwise, guests of Elbow Beach Resort have access to full bathrooms and changing rooms. During peak season you can get beach rentals here like beach chairs and umbrellas.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take either the #2 or #7 bus from Hamilton, which is just a short 10 minute ride, or the #7 from Royal Naval Dockyard which is more like a 50 minute ride. From the bus stop you’ll walk downhill about a quarter of a mile, keep in mind you’ll be walking uphill to get to the bus on the way back. There is a parking area for scooters and electric cars too.

John Smith’s Bay Beach

John Smith's Bay Beach in Bermuda

Another one of our favorite Bermuda beaches with pink sand (well a little bit of pink sand) on the South Shore is John Smith’s Bay. This long, stretch of soft pinkish hue sandy beach is a great beach bathing spot and snorkeling spot since it’s very close to the coral reefs.

This is a popular beach around the Tucker Town area of the South Shore as this is where all the big money (think billionaires) live as well as high-end resorts with their own private beaches. The reason for its popularity is that it’s the only public beach in this area, and not going to lie – it’s a gorgeous one at that.

While there are lifeguards on duty in the summer, something to be aware of is that this beach does have strong riptides sometimes. Keep that in mind when you’re visiting or swimming off season.

Amenities: In the summer there is a beach concession stand with food options straight off the bbq grill as well as cool treats for those especially hot days. There are bathrooms, showers, and picnic benches too.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: Take either the #1 or #3 bus from Hamilton and get off at the Devil’s Hole stop which is a short walk away. If you need to come from the Dockyard area you will have to take a ferry to Hamilton then use the buses. There is a parking area for scooters and electric cars too.

Tobacco Bay Beach

the outdoor pool table at Tobacco Bay Beach in Bermuda

Are you ready for one of our top picks for best beaches in Bermuda?! Located on the East End in St. Geroge’s Parish, there’s no other beach in Bermuda quite like Tobacco Bay Beach that we visited during our trip.

This beach offered a very calm, clear, shallow water beach for swimming and snorkeling along with cool limestone rock formations surrounding it where you can either explore via the water or from above. We saw so many rainbow parrotfish and angelfish while we were here so close you could almost just reach down and touch them.

So this isn’t the largest beach, but what makes it one of the best beaches in Bermuda is the snack bar on-site with a cool outdoor pool table, beach chairs, and beach rentals available making it the perfect lunch beach to lazy around.

What’s also cool is that in the summer months in the evenings this beach has a little bit of nightlife as the beach bar turns into a cool hang-out spot and they even do bonfires on the beach!

Amenities: The beach bar serves up food and drinks during peak season, there are restrooms, beach chairs, and beach rentals from umbrellas to snorkeling equipment.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: From St. George’s Visitor Center you can purchase a ticket for the minibus shuttle that operates every 30 minutes. The easiest way to get to St. George is by ferry, then you can get the shuttle bus. There is a parking area for scooters and electric cars too.

St. Catherine’s Beach

St Catherines Fort and beach on the East End of Bermuda

Located in the East End of St. George’s Parish is another one of the best beaches in Bermuda, and probably in our top 3. This is where Bermuda shows off its shades of blues, the softest white sand beach, incredibly calm waters for swimming of all ages and levels, and of course, there’s the historic St. Catherine’s Fort overlooking it all.

Also known as Gates Bay Beach, this is the location of the brand new St. Regis Hotel. We both were a little underwhelmed with how boring the architecture of this hotel was considering it was just a big white mega-structure on this pristine beach – we were told the resort that was here before was destroyed in a hurricane, unfortunately. With all the colorful hotels with so much character, this one just was meh.

The high-end hotel might make visitors think it’s a private resort beach, but it’s not! The hotel’s pool is private for guests, but be assured that the beach is open to the public. And if you’re ready to throw down some serious spending, non-guests were able to order from the St. Regis bar and restaurant and delivered to you by the beach attendant.

This beach is typically very quiet since there are no main bus routes to get here, it’s best accessed if you rent a scooter or electric car.

You can also visit St. Catherine’s Fort (open 10 am – 4 pm with a $7 admission) while you’re here and on the opposite side of the fort is another beautiful Bermuda beach, Achilles Bay Beach that you can visit.

Amenities: You can order food and drinks from the St. Regis restaurant and bar.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: From St. George’s Visitor Center you can purchase a ticket for the minibus shuttle that operates every 30 minutes. The easiest way to get to St. George is by ferry, then you can get the shuttle bus. There are no main public bus routes here. There is a parking area for scooters and electric cars too. Alternatively, it’s about a 15-20 minute walk from King’s Square in St. George.

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach at Coopers Island Nature Reserve in Bermuda

Another one of the best beaches in Bermuda can be found on Cooper’s Island on the southeastern end of St. David’s. Technically, this is a part of the Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve which has 8 pristine beaches including Clearwater Beach. But since this beach is the first one you come across before going into the gated part of the nature reserve, we are going to list this one as separate as it’s the easiest beach on Cooper’s Island to get in and out of.

What’s awesome about these Bermuda beaches is that it was formerly inaccessible due to being a US military base and NASA tracking area, now it’s a public nature reserve with some of the best beaches in Bermuda, especially for families.

The soft white sand and calm blue and shallow waters make this an ideal swimming spot for young ones or those timid of swimming in waves. The backdrop includes a view of St. David’s Lighthouse.

Better yet, there are several amenities on this beach including concessions, bathrooms, picnic areas, playgrounds for kids, and is wheelchair accessible.

While you don’t have the coral reefs here for those who like to snorkel, this is still a great spot for spotting turtles and conch shells.

Amenities: Playgrounds, bathrooms, concessions, picnic areas and tables.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: The #6 bus that runs between St. George’s town and St. David’s has some buses that visit Clearwater Beach, keep in mind not all stop here so you should ask the bus driver before getting on. This beach isn’t the easiest to get to via public transportation so a taxi is another option, but you’ll want to have the local taxi app Hitch downloaded and have service so you can order a taxi back. There is ample parking for those with scooter or electric car rentals.

Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve

Gorgeous long bay beach at Coopers Island Nature Reserve in Bermuda

One of the best hidden treasures full of some of the most unique beaches in Bermuda can be found in Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve. As mentioned above, there are 8 beaches (including Clearwater Beach) that make up this nature reserve that was a former NASA station and US military Naval Base turned into a public nature reserve in 1995.

Going past Clearwater Beach you’ll first approach Turtle Bay Beach. This is a great beach for stopping at and swimming, you’ll notice the green turtle grass on the rocks that serve as a feeding ground for sea turtles – so keep an eye out to see if you can spot any! This is the last beach before the gated area of Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve.

Once you walk through the gated area, you have access to trails that will lead to the Cooper’s Island Wildlife Observation Tower as well as trails to the several other secluded, gorgeous beaches. Keep an eye out for whales from the observation tower, especially in spring during March and April!

Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve is free to access, just be mindful (as you should everywhere) to not disturb wildlife and follow any rules posted on signs.

Both Long Bay and Well Bay beaches are insanely beautiful with calm, blue waters and long stretches of white sandy beach. This really is an ideal spot for wildlife spotting whether it be in the marshes, in the water looking for sea turtles, or on the observation tower looking for whales from above, swimming in the calm blue water, or sun bathing.

You can easily spend an entire day over here hitting up the beaches and dining at the concessions at Clearwater Beach or pack your own picnic!

Amenities: Playgrounds, bathrooms, concessions, picnic areas, and tables at the Clearwater Beach area.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: The #6 bus that runs between St. George’s town and St. David’s has some buses that visit Clearwater Beach, keep in mind not all stop here so you should ask the bus driver before getting on. Keep in mind you’ll have to walk from Clearwater Beach to the gate about a 15 minute walk to get into the gated area of the nature reserve.

This beach isn’t the easiest to get to via public transportation so a taxi is another option, but you’ll want to have the local taxi app Hitch downloaded and have service so you can order a taxi back.

There is ample parking for those with scooter or electric car rentals at Clearwater Beach and right outside the pedestrian gate by Turtle Bay and the entrance to Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve trails.

Sinky Bay Beach

aerial shot of megan and scott on a hammock at sinky bay beach aka princess beach club in bermuda

If you’re still in the planning phase of your big Bermuda itinerary and vacation, note this down. One of the best beaches in Bermuda is a private beach for guests of the Hamilton Princess, a Fairmont Hotel located in Hamilton. We spent our first few nights in Bermuda here and it was worth it for exploring Hamilton and quite frankly, having access to this private beach along the South Shore.

If you see the Instagram-worthy images of people swaying in a hammock in the shallow, blue waters of Bermuda – it’s here. Besides having three overwater hammocks there is a beach club with attendants, drinking water for guests, changing rooms, bathrooms, beach chairs and umbrellas, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and even a second beach not to mention walking trails and the beautiful pink and blue tennis courts.

mermaid hair flip at Cross Bay Beach at Princess Beach Club in Bermuda

Sinky Bay Beach is better known as Princess Beach Club is located in a secluded cove that offers calm swimming water and great snorkeling. Walking through to the other side of the beach club is where you can find Cross Bay Beach, a small beautiful beach with rocks in the water right off the shore. This side has more waves than the cove, but they were still pretty mild.

This beach was awesome and if you want to check out Hamilton on your stay, we can’t recommend this hotel enough just for this access to this beach alone, even if it’s just for one night before moving to a different resort on the island.

Amenities: Changing rooms, bathrooms, fresh drinking water, ice, beach attendants, chairs and umbrellas, complimentary kayaks and stand up paddleboards, over-water hammocks, tennis courts, walking trails, picnic areas with tables and benches. There’s another restaurant and mart up the street if you want more snack and drink options.

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: This is a private beach for guests of Hamilton Princess only. Hamilton Princess provides a private shuttle service to and from the hotel to the beach which is around a 25-minute bus ride a few times throughout the day. There is a guard on the driveway down to the beach, if you leave to get snacks be sure to let them know or be prepared to have your room key and information ready as they will check when you return.

Glass Beach

sea glass on Glass Beach in Bermuda near the Royal Naval Dockyard

This wasn’t our favorite Bermuda beach, as a matter of fact it just sort of made us sad at how much garbage was in the sea, even though I am one that used to find the tranquility of hunting for sea glass when I had my Laguna Beach apartment back in our pre-travel blogging days.

However, we decided to include it in this round-up as it’s not only one of the most unique beaches in Bermuda but one often sought after by tourists (especially visitors coming in on cruise ships from the Royal Naval Dockyard) that we did visit, so we can share the information in case it’s something you must do during your getaway. Plus, people claim that the way the water glides across the sea glass at the shore break makes a soothing tinkling sound.

The Glass Beach is next to Dockyard Beach just a short distance from the Royal Naval Dockyard and is a short walk from the Royal Naval Cemetery bus stop. You almost don’t realize where you’re going or how to get down there but follow your map and go down a flight of stairs and you’ll be greeted with sea glass art in the cement as well as loads of sea glass along the shore.

There’s really nothing else to do at this beach other than take a look at the glass and move along! We recommend this for those who have a rental scooter or electric car as its a quick stop vs. the mission of getting there via public transportation.

Keep in mind that it is strictly prohibited to collect the sea glass and take it with you.

Another beach that had alot of sea glass was over near Alexandra Battery at Building Bay Beach in St. Georges. The beach was small, but had quite a bit of sea glass washed up on the shore.

Amenities: none

Transportation to this Bermuda Beach: You can take the #7 or #8 bus to the Royal Naval Cemetery stop and walk over. Be sure to have the Glass Beach loaded on Google maps, it’s not very clear where the entrance is but if you follow the map you’ll eventually find the staircase down to the beach. This is a 30-minute walk from the Royal Naval Dockyard, which isn’t recommended if it’s a hot sunny day. There’s also a grassy area for motorbikes and electric cars to park.


There you have it! Those are the best beaches in Bermuda and all the incredible pink sand beaches in Bermuda you should visit on your dream vacation!

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