Our Readers' 15 Favorite Beaches

by - January 30, 2010 See all photo galleries
Bermuda: Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

Horseshoe Bay is shaped just as the name suggests, and some readers believe it is unmatched in its natural beauty and facilities. With concession stands renting everything from snorkeling equipment to beach chairs—while selling sunscreen, snacks, and towels—visitors want for very little while visiting.

Reader Melody Parris said, "The beach I enjoy the most is Horseshoe Beach in Southampton Parish of Bermuda. Its pink pristine sand is absolutely beautiful. The waters are sparkling blue inviting you to dive in. Very often there are various beach sports going on—volleyball, sports team training, etc. There is also an annual sand sculpture competition which lends to creativity and a kite flying competition on Good Friday. You will find people swimming all year round. The beach is also periodically used for special events such as parties and shows."

Reader Kell52 added, "We love Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda—we arrive in Bermuda, get out mopeds, and [head] off to the beach. Even when the cruise ships are in you can walk down the beach and usually find a quiet place. Up over a little incline there is a secluded place that is great for families with little ones—just small little waves perfect for children. There are showers and changing rooms, a place to rent chairs, water equipment, and a pretty decent snack shack. It is not unusual for us to spend eight to nine hours on this beach—it is just beautiful!"

(Photo: iStockphoto/Katharine Andriotis)

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