Attractions on Bermuda

Bermuda is full of exciting attractions, despite its small size

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Each year, thousands of tourists are drawn to the little island of Bermuda, which boasts beaches of beautiful exotic pink powdery sand as well as a host of great attractions.

The gorgeous beaches found on Bermuda each feature their own unique allure and charm, so vacationers will have plenty of sandy spots to choose from.

Along with beaches, Bermuda has a number of other great attractions to suit the tastes of all kinds of travelers. So whether you're looking for a relaxing day at the beach or you're ready to get out and explore this fascinating island, Bermuda offers plenty of great attractions.


Snorkel Park Beach

As one of the leading beach resorts in the world, Bermuda is best known for its pink sand beaches. The pink powdery sands were created by the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean, which crush the shells of tiny red crustaceans and form the sand of the iridescent beaches. The island is divided into nine parishes, and each has beach space. Some parishes have more public beaches, while others feature more exclusive oceanfront property. Many of Bermuda's beaches are privately owned by resorts, so check with your hotel and find out if it has private beach property.

Different coastal areas on the island have different features. Beaches on the island's northern shores offer picturesque beach-front scenery, as well as great spots for families and secluded ocean side property. So you can enjoy a quiet walk on the beach or exciting water sports with the kids.

There are several beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for people who are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that individual beach.

A nice beach where you may find people snorkeling is Snorkel Park Beach. Snorkel Park Beach is a small beach area on the Ireland Island "tail" of Bermuda, located within the dockyard complex and in close proximity to the cruise terminal. Being a popular tourist destination, the area features numerous activities organized by the Department of Tourism, though they also charge for admission on all days except Saturday.

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Bailey's Bay. Bailey's Bay features a small beach directly off of North Shore Road. The area is fairly small and visitors are limited to locals.

Horseshoe Bay: The beach is accessible by car and foot from sunrise to sunset. Drivers should take South Road to Horseshoe Road, which leads directly to the area's small car park.

Fortunately, you'll be able to find a nice selection of choices for beaches on the island. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can find out more by going to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Bermuda Maritime Museum

Another way to experience Bermuda is by touring local landmarks. Many of the important spots on Bermuda showcase how great a prevalence British culture has had on the island. From the six military fortresses to government buildings and historic homes, Great Britain has touched a part of every aspect of life on the island in the past. You can also learn about maritime history when you visit the HMS Deliverance or the Bermuda Maritime Museum.

A common landmark for vacationers is Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. It is located in Camden, in central Bermuda. The artists on display include Jack Bush, Charles Demuth, Albert Gleizes, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O'Keefe. Many of these pieces are landscapes, though some feature pieces of cultural heritage and images of the island's people.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Bermuda Heritage Museum. It is St. George, in northeastern Bermuda. Following mostly the history of black Bermudans, from emancipation to political and social influence. The lodge that houses the museum was once home of a society that assisted freed slaves.

World Heritage Centre: This museum turned tourist attraction takes history and makes it enjoyable for everyone. With interactive technologies and live actors, all ages will enjoy the exhibits at the World Heritage Centre as the staff present the historical and cultural heritage of St. George's to all visitors.

That's not all -- you'll find quite a few other sites to visit. Click to find our discussion of other interesting places to visit on Bermuda.

Natural Attractions

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo

One of the frequently visited outdoor tourist attractions is Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo. <p>Founded in 1926, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo (BAMZ) is one of the world's oldest aquariums and a great place to learn about all of the island's wildlife.</p>

A second place you might enjoy is Dolphin Quest Bermuda. <p>With 26 years of excellence under their belt, Dolphin Quest is a scientific environment where guests can learn about the life of a dolphin while getting to interact with them in a fun and safe manner.</p>

These examples are just some of what's on the island. To reach our detailed guide to natural attractions on the island, go to this page.

Although small in size, Bermuda is big on things to see and do. Depending on how long you plan to vacation on the island, you may not be able to fit everything into one trip. So don't underestimate this little island paradise, which boasts an assortment of attractions such as history and marine museums, botanical gardens, swimming with the dolphins, historical sites, and great shopping.


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