Bermuda Attractions

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.

You will discover an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors who are so inclined. You can click on the beach names for detailed information about that particular location.

A nice beach where you can go 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.

Another location that beach-goers can consider is Bailey's Bay. The area is quite small, providing a thin stretch of tan sand. The road stretches along the right side of the island, while the left side contains a hill with trees and rocks.

Horseshoe Bay: Aptly named, Horseshoe Bay is a horseshoe-shaped beach that is 1/3 of a mile long. Dramatic rock formations frame the beach, while trees and shrubbery stand at the entrance, creating a wonderfully private experience for all visitors.

Luckily, you can find a full range of choices for beaches on the island. You can find out more by clicking on this link.

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 landmark worth visiting is Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. It is located within 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit Bermuda Heritage Museum. It is St. George, in northeastern Bermuda. Open from 10am to 3pm Tuesday through Saturday.

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.

These examples are only some of your choices. To learn about more landmarks on the island, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo

...explore over 150 underground caves...


Across Bermuda, there are numerous chances to get out and explore the natural side of the island. Nature reserves offer the opportunity for visitors to view protected areas on the island, so they remain lush and filled with local species of animals who are given the opportunity to thrive. Along with nature reserves, the opportunity exists to explore over 150 underground caves and tour a handful of well-cared for botanical gardens.

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo is one of the outdoor tourist attractions that's worth a visit. 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.

Another local attraction that needs mentioning is Dolphin Quest Bermuda. 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.

Bermuda has a nice selection of nature attractions. To navigate to our detailed guide to natural attractions on Bermuda, visit 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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