Discover Bermuda: Pink sand beaches and year-round sunshine

16 May 2018

Aerial view of Bermuda

Bermuda is a special blend of British charm and island soul – a picturesque sub-tropical paradise that’s a perfect destination whatever the season.

With dazzling weather all year round, 75 miles of dramatic coastline, beautiful pink sand beaches, fabulous local culture and a wealth of activities available to visitors, it’s little wonder that Condé Nast Traveller readers have voted Bermuda the ‘Best Island in the Caribbean or Atlantic’ 18 times since 1994!

Boats in Hamilton Bermuda

You might be surprised to learn that Bermuda is not actually located in the Caribbean. In fact, it rests hundreds of miles north of the Bahamas in an astoundingly beautiful stretch of the Atlantic.

Its unique location in the Atlantic means that Bermuda enjoys an extraordinarily pleasant climate that rarely sees extremes of either hot or cold. This makes Bermuda an ideal destination whatever the time of year, and there’s plenty to suit everyone. Whether you fancy a golf break, family holiday, beach escape, sports holiday or a cultural break, this delightful island has something to offer.

Perhaps the famed Bermuda Triangle isn’t that much of a mystery after all - those stories of missing ships and planes are just the unfinished tales of people who tasted island life and didn’t want to leave!

Beautiful beaches

Warwick Beach Bermuda

The island’s famous pink beaches are actually a combination of crushed coral, calcium carbonate and the shells of tiny single-celled animals called Foraminifera. They make for a photographer’s dream, especially as the sun goes down.

To see the beaches at their best, explore the coastal nature reserve, designated as a national park since 1990. The trail along the cliff offers a breathtaking view of the ocean. As you stroll along beaches or trails, you'll discover tiny semi-secluded coves. Each is a delight – there is something wonderful about having a small, pristine Bermuda beach all to yourself!

The twin coves of Chaplin Bay and Stonehole Bay are picturesque spots and great for swimming. Larger beaches such as Warwick Long Bay and Horseshoe Bay are just as breathtaking. Take a walk, go for a dip, or sit at the edge of a bluff at night and gaze at the stars.

Captivating coastlines

Scuba diving in Bermuda

Despite being just 21 square miles, Bermuda boasts 75 miles of beautiful, dramatic coastline. And, with sea temperatures rarely dropping below an average of 19 degrees Celsius, the island offers visitors many opportunities for swimming, fishing, sailing, surfing, snorkelling and kite surfing.

Bermuda’s coast is a diver’s paradise, as it’s made up of 181 islands, islets and rocks. Surrounded by clear turquoise sea, dotted with coral reefs and an abundant marine life, divers can discover coral-encrusted shipwrecks from more than five centuries of nautical history. If you’ve never dived before, Bermuda is the place to try it.

Prefer to explore on the water's surface? Try paddling a kayak below bluffs and into sea caves or set sail on a sunset cruise.

The springtime arrival of humpback whales

Sargasso Sea Bermuda

If you’re lucky enough to experience Bermuda’s wild beauty in the springtime, you can witness one of nature’s most beautiful sights - humpback whales make their annual arrival into Bermuda’s crystal waters.

With the clear blue waters of the Sargasso Sea to the east, and the warm currents of the Gulf Stream just to the west, Bermuda is perfectly situated along the migration routes of the whales as they travel to their northern feeding grounds each spring.

Bermuda for kids

One of the best things about Bermuda is that it's fun for the whole family! The kids will love beach-hopping and splashing around in the calm, shark-free waters that surround the island.

The Dockyard can be found on the west side of the island and has lots going on including crazy golf and glass blowing demonstrations, meaning there's plenty to do in the day. Tom Moores Jungle is also a fantastic place for both young and old. Join the trail and wander through the pretty bush, discovering isolated beaches, caves and the famous Blue Hole along the way. The walk isn't strenuous or particularly long, which is ideal for young kids wanting to go on a nature walk. Just don't forget your camera!

A year-round destination

Cocktails by the beach in Bermuda

Spring is special, but there is something to do here all year round and Bermuda's events and festivals bring out the best of the island. Experience prestigious sporting competitions, exciting celebrations of culture and cuisine, beloved holiday festivities or simply relax and enjoy the fabulous sunshine…

Ready to set foot on glorious pink sands and explore Bermuda in the sunshine? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to plan your perfect Bermuda itinerary.

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