see above. we are staying at the Fairmont Southampton. If so, specific advice on what beaches you recommend and how to get there from the hotel.
I don't think so. Between the Fairmont beach and Horseshoe you are in good shape.
You can also walk beyond Horseshoe Bay and through a series of coves reach Warwick . Depending on tide and surface conditions, there is some rock climbing and swimming in the surf...
>>>been to horseshoe- is it worth seeing other beaches<<<
'..Worth it..'?? You can't be serious ??....It'd be damn near a a low-crime or high-misdemeanor not to visit other beaches in Bermuda if you have the opportunity...and if you don't have the opportunity...create it.. As noted, the approx one(1) mile stretch of small, semi-secluded, rock-crenellated coves and beaches situated immediately to the east (to your left as you face the ocean) between Horseshoe Bay--Peel Rock Cove, Butts Beach, Middle Beach, Wafer Rocks Beach Angle Beach, Hidden Beach, Chaplin Bay, Stonehole Bay, Jobson's Cove--and Warwick Long Bay...nd a bit farther afield from here--Church Bay to the west and Astwood Cove, Elbow Beach farther to the east.
In so far as "..rock climbing and swimming in the surf.." is concerned...Yes there are some rocks that you might have to scramble over or wade around...but nothing especially difficult if you are in average (average being slightly out-of-shape) physical condition...and if not, there are walking paths through the dunes and along the clifftops at the backs of these beaches that you may walk along and access most of these same beaches from behind....with absolutely spectacular ocean and south shore views all along the route (pack a picnic lunch and pick any one of dozens of wonderful spots along the way.
Thanks for the advice.Edited: 23 August 2010, 14:25
Thanks for the advice.Edited: 23 August 2010, 14:26
I have been a Horseshoe fan for YEARS! But in May, I went to Church Bay for the first time and I could have cried for not discovering it sooner. Probably the best snorkelling from the beach I have EVER done, except in Jamiaca where I could swim out to an actual reef.
Tobacco Bay is also worth it for relaxation since there is a cute snack bar there with beer, etc. But you can't go wrong with any beach on that island!
So many beaches- just get a Bus map and explore- Tobacco Bay a bit of a haul- but great snorkeling
There's an actual reef at church bay as well!
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