This is a departure from my normal Cruise Map style, which usually displays a port, an
island, or a track showing the path of a cruise ship. Since so many people talk about
Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda, I thought I would add a map for this most popular
Horseshoe Bay Beach is often included in lists of the best beaches in the world, and rightly
so. It is made up of beautiful white and pink sand, with the color coming from the coral
reefs just off shore. These reefs protect the beach from the roughest of waves during
tropical storms, but the waves here can still present a challenge.
Facilities at the beach include lifeguards, changing rooms, snack bar and rental
equipment. The beach can get crowded during busy times, but as you can see from the
satellite photo in the map (especially if you zoom on one level), walking a little
farther up the beach (to the northeast) from the entrance, quickly thins out the crowd.
There are also many trails behind the beach front which lead along the coast to other
nearby beaches and coves. They are sometimes used for horseback riding.
Tourists can reach Horseshoe Bay Beach by bus, taxi, or moped. Bermuda has an excellent
public transportation system, and Bus Route 7 serves the South Shore Road, including
Horseshoe Bay Beach, from
Hamilton and the
Dockyard. Schedules for the bus routes can be
Either of the
Route 7 buses will work from Hamilton, but the Barnes Corner bus route does not serve
all the way out to the Dockyard. When cruise ships are in port at the Dockyard, special
buses are often dispatched specifically for the run to Horseshoe Bay Beach. The Bermuda
buses will drop you at the top of the hill (you can see the long driveway on the map above)
and you must walk down to the beach. To catch the bus at the end of your visit, you may
either walk back up the hill, or hire a mini-bus for a small fee to take you up.