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Horseshoe Bay Beach Essentials

Sunbathers, swimmers, photographers and dreamers – none can resist the lure of Horseshoe Bay, one of the world’s most Instagrammed beaches. Maybe it's the blush pink sand, the clear blue waters or the unending ways to spend a day on the South Shore treasure. From bodysurfing to cave exploring, here are the basics for planning your visit.

Horseshoe Bay Bermuda

Turquoise water and pink sand at Horseshoe Bay

Named for its curving shape, popular Horseshoe Bay Beach flaunts Bermuda's trademark crystal blue waters and pink sands. Why so pink? That rosy shade results from a blend of crushed coral, coral and calcium carbonate called red forminifera.

Getting There

Located on Bermuda’s South Shore, Horseshoe Bay is easy to access via public transportation: just take the #7 bus from the City of Hamilton or the Royal Naval Dockyard. Private taxi service, scooter rentals and two-seater, electric cars are also available.

Beach Rentals

All the gear you need to make your beach outing fun, exciting and safe can be rented at Horseshoe Bay Beach. Chill out with towels, beach chairs and umbrellas or get active with snorkel equipment, boogie boards and paddleboards.

Family Time

Looking North from Horseshoe Bay Beach

Horseshoe Bay Beach, Southampton

Kids will love boogie boarding, volleyball, building sandcastles and burying themselves in the sand. And for water babies and children, Port Royal Cove is an enclosed bay that keeps the big 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 with your toes in the sand. At Rum Bum Beach Bar you’ll find both, as well as cold drinks, ice cream cones and house-blended Rum Swizzles. Along the boardwalk try pop-up concessions for ice cold, snow cones and other local treats.

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 to Warwick Long Bay along the wild, beach trails. Or check out Gibb's Hill Lighthouse built in 1846 – the views are outstanding even before you climb the 180-plus steps to the top.