A Guide to Horseshoe Bay Beach Bermuda

About the beach 
We have traveled extensively and been to many beaches all over the world, but Horseshoe Bay Beach in Southampton Bermuda clearly stands out from the rest. With a curved stretch of sand against the backdrop of blue waters of the Atlantic, this beautiful pink sandy beach forms shape of a horseshoe and therefore the name. 
The beach has been ranked in the Top 20 beaches in the world by Conde Nast Traveller in 2016. The main beach is about quarter of a mile but extends to other south shore beaches to the east. To its right and within steps away is the lovely Port Royal Cove surrounded by rocks and great for kids & families to swim. The sand at horseshoe is pale pink in color and water clear blue. 
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda 
There are limestone rocks along its boundary line. Horseshoe Bay can provide great snorkeling experience if you are willing to go a little offshore towards the rocks. Even during peak summer we found that the pink sand which is quite soft here does not become too hot. A local told us that the sand here has tiny bits of corals and shell dusts in it that keep the heat away. By the way, it's the same corals and shell dust that create a pink hue and makes the sand look pink. 
If you snorkel here, you can see variety of colorful fish like parrot fish, angel fish, wrasse, sergeant majors, snappers and more. However the ocean can swell quite high at times. So try snorkeling here only if you are a good swimmer. Life guards are on duty during the high season. 
You can see the beach quite empty in the picture below. It was a morning time in early March. The cruise ships hadn't still started coming in and the beach was just like a piece of paradise. 
Horseshoe Bay Beach in low season (facing east) 
Here is another view of Horseshoe Bay during the low tourist season. 
Horseshoe bay beach in low season (facing west) 
But during the summer season (May to October) when the cruise ships start offloading thousands of visitors, this beach gets very crowded, as almost everyone has it in the list of 'must go' places. You can hardly find space to stay clear the numerous sun bathers as you walk on the beach. 
Horseshoe Bay Beach in summer 
There are some who bring their own tents or umbrellas. During high season, early morning is the best time to visit the beach if you want to avoid swimmers and sunbathers. 
Horseshoe Bay Beach Imagery 
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Trails from Horseshoe Bay Beach 
There are beautiful secluded coves within easy walking distance from Horseshoe Bay Beach. If you find the main beach crowded, just walk a bit and you will find these little gems that are hardly visited by tourists. Some of our favorite coves include Port Royal Cove to the west (i.e. right as you face water), Peel Rock cove and Wafer Rocks beach to the east. 
Port Royal Cove is also locally known as the Baby Beach. Children would love to swim and snorkel in the shallow water here. There are reefs around this. One can hand feed the parrot and angelfish here. The place is really picturesque and a photographer's paradise. 
Port Royal Cove, just west of Horseshoe Bay Beach 
There is a lovely walking trail to several other lovely South Shore beaches from Horseshoe Bay beach. To the east the trail passes below the cliff and through dunes. You can also walk along the beach towards east to see the other great pink beaches. However you will then need to wade around some rock formations & water areas along the way. Walk along the trail and you will reach wonderful beaches like Chaplins Bay, Stonehole Bay, Jobsons Cove and finally Warwick Long Bay Beach. The trail is only about 1.25 miles. Know more about the South shore park, beaches & trail here
Beach Facilities 
As you come downhill from the main road (i.e. South Road) towards the beach, there is a large car park (as well scooter park) near the entrance to the beach. Taxis also wait here. You need to then walk on compact sand to get to the beach in about a minute. As you walk towards the beach from the car park, the first blue building on your right is the changing room cum toilets (it's free). Adjacent to that is the cafe (another blue building) known as Horseshoe Bay Beach café
The burgers are quite nice. It also sells hotdogs, chicken, fish, soda, water, juices, beer and other alcoholic drinks. There is a nice patio at the backside with picnic tables and umbrellas. You can often find a temporary stall in front of the cafe selling cold beverages including beer. 
Beach and snorkel rentals are available next to the Cafe. A beach chair or umbrella rents for $15 each, or two chairs & an umbrella is $40. A small shop sells T-shirts, towels etc. 
The rental facilities are usually open between 10am to 5pm during season (they are closed in winter). 
Update February 2016: The cafe at Horseshoe Beach has been awarded to Chops Ltd, a company that also runs The Red Steakhouse & Bar and Bermuda Bistro at the Beach restaurants on Front Street, Hamilton. They are expected to offer top quality beach experience ... Bermuda style, lazy, classic but vibrant. They plan to introduce beach music, happy hour, local & ethnic cuisine, quality beach rentals like umbrellas & chairs, beach toys, snorkel gears etc and also a gift shop. 
Rum Bum Beach Cafe on Horseshoe Bay Beach is a relatively new beach bar. Get your snack and drinks from the bar counter, take one of the tables on an open concrete patio and watch the wonderful views of the ocean and the beach. The food is simple beach fares like burgers, sandwiches, hotdogs, fish cakes on buns, fish n chips etc. You get beer, alcoholic beverages, ice cold drinks etc. Try out an island special like Rum Swizzle or Dark n' Stormy. Price is moderate and comparable to island standards. You can buy a beer or the island drink Rum Swizzle for $7 each. The Beach Bar offers wi-fi both in the bar as well as in the nearby beach area. There is usage fee. You can buy the wi-fi internet vouchers at the beach house. 
On the main road and opposite to the entrance of the access road leading to Horseshoe bay beach is a mid-range restaurant Gulfstream which opened in Feb 2014 (in place of earlier Tio Pepe). It serves Pizza, Panini, fresh seafood preparations and other select International dishes. 
Festivals & Activities at the beach 
Every year in August, there is a Sand Sculpture Competition held in the Horseshoe Bay beach. This is organized by the Architects Association. 
On Good Friday, an annual Bermuda Kite Festival is held at the Horseshoe Bay Beach where thousands with families and children gather and participate in kite competition. Locals and visitors come with lots of colorful kites of all shapes and sizes, and there are prizes given out for various categories. 
How To Reach 
The Horseshoe bay is located in Southampton Parish. It is on the Horseshoe Road, off South Road and on Bus route #7 (that runs between the Dockyard and Hamilton City). From the dockyard, it takes about 35 minutes to reach the beach by bus and from Hamilton about 30 minutes. 
From the bus stop, you will need to walk downhill along an access road for about 400 yards and then through compact sand to get to the beach. While the downhill walk may not be difficult, but for many the way back up can be tiring. Go to this Beach Map to see the location of Horseshoe Bay Beach and other great beaches in the island. 
Public bus fare to reach Horseshoe from Dockyard or Hamilton is $4.50 by token and $5.00 by cash. Approximate small taxi fare from dockyard to Horseshoe Bay beach is $38 without tips and takes about 25 minutes. Depending on number of people looking for a cab to Horseshoe, you may be able to split the fare. There are Transportation Coordinators available to help on such matter. 
WEDCO (West End Development Corp) has introduced a minibus shuttle service from dockyard to Horseshoe that go right down to the car park. Return fare is $16 per person. The service starts at 8am at dockyard and the last return minibus from the beach is at 6pm. Update May 2016: WEDCO arranged beach shuttle service will no longer operate from dockyard. However private minibuses will still operate to the beaches (indicative fare for Horseshoe: $7 one way). So as far as the cruise passengers are concerned, there is virtually no difference. 
There was a shuttle (known as 'To the Top') run by Dean Ming. For $2, the 15-passenger shuttle could bring you back up the hill to the main road near the public bus stop. Children under 10 were free. The shuttle was available from 11am onwards. Update August 2016: Since the introduction of the minibus shuttles from dockyard to Horseshoe taking passengers all the way down to the parking lot and picking them up for the return, the $2 'To The Top' shuttle has ceased to operate. There are now very few passengers coming to the beach by public bus and availing the $2 shuttle on return to get back to the main road. So the dockyard shuttles and taxis are now the only way to avoid the hill walk. 
Road Map 
How the beach ranks globally 
Update Jan 2016: Horseshoe Bay Beach features in the Top 20 beaches in the world in Conde Nast Traveller. 
Update July 2013: Horseshoe Bay Beach features in the list of "35 beaches you should visit in your lifetime" by Business Insider magazine. 
Update February 2013: TripAdvisor readers have voted Horseshoe Bay Beach as the 8th most beautiful beach in the world and the 3rd best in the whole of Caribbean. 
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Visitors' Reviews/Comments 
Tasha (April 2019) 
Does anyone know if jet skiing are available at Horseshoe Bay Beach? Also, what other water activities are available? 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2019 
There is no jet skiing available at Horseshoe Bay Beach and practically no watersports (other than snorkeling, Cliff Jumping etc). For good water sport facilities on the beach, you can visit Snorkel Park in Royal Naval Dockyard, or Tobacco bay beach in St. George or even better go through a watersports operator (like KS Water Sports or Fantasea Diving & Watersports, they have kiosks at the dockyard). 
Paul (August 2017) 
Can you bring your own chair and umbrella to horseshoe beach. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2017 
Yes, but how will you carry? Buses won't allow (unless they are really small and foldable). You may need to consider a taxi. 
Winifred Stewart (July 2017) 
Hi, I would like to know how many zones between horseshoe bay and the ship terminal in dockyard, are the tokens sold by zones and can they be purchased at the ships terminal, also is credit cards accepted. Can you also get transfer by bus when using tokens. Thank you so much. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2017 
Hi, more than 3-zone fare (i.e. all zone fare) will apply between dockyard and horseshoe. There are 3-zone and all-zone tokens. You can get tokens at Visitors Information Centers at dockyard, there is one right next to cruise berth (only cash accepted). Transfer by bus at Hamilton is applicable for tokens as well. 
Gina (July 2017) 
How do I find out which ferry to take once I get off the cruise ship, to Horseshoe Bay Beach? I hear it is quicker to take a ferry. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2017 
There is no ferry to Horseshoe Bay Beach, you need to take a bus, shuttle or a taxi. 
Ann (July 2017) 
Hi. We are coming to Bermuda on a Cruise. There are 7 of us who want to go to Horseshoe Bay. We can sign up for an excursion on the ship at a cost of $210 round trip for  all 7 of us. How much is the mini bus per person one way and round trip and would the 7 of us fill it? Finally how long does it take to get from the Kings Wharfs dockyard. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2017 
Hi, the beach minibus shuttle is $7 one way per person and can accommodate about 15. Takes around 30 minutes one-way. 
Erica (July 2017) 
Horseshoe Bay has been completely redone. They installed a wooden walkway to make it easier to get up and down the hill. There is more parking available and the taxis and mini buses pull right up to the entrance. There was a lot of beach erosion because of storms but still beautiful.  There is a cafe with finger food and ice cream, reasonably priced. The line was ridiculously long and service was slow. Across from it was a bar and there was a patio and even a band playing on the stage. There is a very small souvenir shop too. 
The lifeguards were plentiful and they along with concession staff were wonderful to my daughter when she had the misfortune to be stung by the Portuguese Man of War. It was easy enough to rent a chair and umbrella for $15. 
James Bacheller (May 2017) 
Hello. We will be traveling via cruise to Bermuda next week. What's the best way to get to Horseshoe Beach with the time limit that we have? We wanted to do snorkeling and cliff diving? Also, can we use credit card or US Money? Thanks. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) May 2017 
You can take the minibus shuttle to the beach. You can use US money but not credit cards while paying for transports. 
Melanie (April 2017) 
Hi, I'm looking to take the bus from kings wharf to horseshoe bay beach.  Does it cost 4.50 in change to take the bus to and from each location? Or is it round trip 4.50? Is this going to be only one bus ride or multiple to get to my location? Thank you. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2017 
Hi, It's $5 in cash (in exact change) one way. It's one bus-ride on #7. 
Erica (March 2017) 
Horseshoe Bay is beautiful as always and climbing the cliffs allows for breathtaking views. I plan on going back to horseshoe. 
Carla (August 2016) 
The information you provide is very informative and helpful. Thank you! Do the private mini-vans from the Dockyard to Horseshoe Bay take you down to the beach (parking lot) or do they drop off on the road (and we have to walk down)? Do we need to arrange for a return minivan trip when we are dropped off, or are their minivans waiting at the beach to take people back to the dockyard? 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2016 
Hi, the dockyard minibus shuttles take you right down to the parking lot at Horseshoe bay beach. There are several pre-scheduled return trips. Find out the timings from the bus driver and be there at the parking lot to get back. You should however purchase a return ticket, otherwise the driver will allow depending on availability. 
Karen (August 2016) 
Hi Raj, I have mobility issues (can only walk for short distances) and was depending on being able to use hill shuttle van service at Horseshoe bay, but I've read that it's no longer available.  Is this true?  
If so, What are my best options for conquering the hill? I am planning on using public bus transportation, but realized this may not be an option for this beach stop. Thank you so much for your help and advice:) 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2016 
Hi Karen, Unless you want to take a taxi, your next best option would be to take the horseshoe bay beach minibus shuttle that operates from dockyard (applicable if you are taking a cruise to Bermuda). The minibus shuttle drops passengers at the parking lot and picks up from the same location for return. But if you are not a cruise passenger, I'm afraid taxi would be the only option to avoid the hill walk. You can of course take a taxi from the horseshoe parking to drop you at the main road bus stop, and pay the minimum fare ($7.90). It can however a take a while to get a taxi. You won't usually get taxis at horseshoe late in the afternoon or after sunset. 
Anjanette (June 2016) 
HI!  We will be in Bermuda this week as one of our stops. We want to get to Horseshoe Bay ... do you think taxi is the best way to go?  And if it drops us off, is it easy to catch one back to the port ... or do they come back for you? Thanks so much! 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2016 
Hi, yes taxi would be the most convenient option to go. Public buses and private shuttles are also available and would be cheaper on fare per person. Usually you should get a taxi from Horseshoe to get back. Otherwise shuttles and buses would be available. 
Dan Nacin (June 2016) 
Hi Raj... I will be coming to Horseshoe Beach with a group, but will be unable to traverse the sandy beach. Is there a place that is handicap-friendly with a view of the beach while the rest of my group frolics on the beach? 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2016 
Hi, from the car park at Horseshoe there is a pathway of compact sand for about 100 yards towards the beach. If you can reach up to the end of the sandy pathway, you can sit on a chair in front of the beach cafe and watch the view of the beach and water. You can get beach chair and umbrella rentals right next to the cafe. 
John Fiorentino (June 2016) 
I am handicapped and want to know if I can be dropped off down at the beach. Can't walk down steep hill where buses drop you off. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2016 
There is usually a shuttle that takes people down to the beach and back up for $2 one way. 
Laurie Franco (April 2016) 
Hi! We are heading to Bermuda the first wk of May and are trying to get in as many activities as possible. I'm wondering what time (if any) the beach closes and if we stay past 6pm when the last shuttle leaves, what is the easiest way to get back to the dockyard? I'm finding it very hard to do everything we want to do since many attractions close at 5. I'm surprised the island isn't more tourist friendly during the cruise ship season. It's rather disappointing to say the least. Thanks 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2016 
The last dockyard shuttle leaves the beach at 6pm and all public beaches in Bermuda including Horseshoe close by sunset. There are public bus services (#7) after 6pm (other than Sunday) but infrequent. The next bus to dockyard would be at around 7:40pm. You can also get a taxi at Horseshoe. 
Chris (July 2015) 
'To the Top' shuttle is great $2.00 to get you to the top after a hot day at the beach and 2 kids under 10 ride for free and he gave a great tour in 3 minutes, what a great polite guy!!!! Keep him going 
Allison L. (May 2015) 
Love your site. Used it for last year's cruises and doing research for an upcoming sailing. I noticed a change to the beach shuttles since my last visit. Last year, pre-WEDCO shuttles, I took a mini bus/shuttle to HSB and the driver came back at a set time. Are these shuttles now running on a constant schedule? 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) May 2015 
The WEDCO Shuttles make several round trips during the day. The first one from dockyard is at 8am, the last one at 3pm and the last return from the beach is at 6pm. You can get the timings from Beach Shuttle Ticket office at dockyard which is open from 8am to 2pm. 
Carol Lassonde (April 2015) 
We will be arriving by ship the last week of May--are there any ferries that travel to Horseshoe Bay Beach from the Naval Dockyard? Since mobility is an issue, taking the bus would be difficult as there is a 15 minute walk down the hill to the beach from the road. Can you offer any suggestions? Thank you 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2015 
There is no ferry to Horseshoe bay beach, or for that matter to any beach. A good option is to take the dockyard shuttle (if that starts operating by the time you arrive). It takes you right down to the beach (you don't need to walk down or up the hill), and the shuttle will bring you back. It makes several trips between Dockyard and Horseshoe bay beach. Otherwise, take a taxi. You should get taxis on your return as well. Alternatively, there is another shuttle which brings passenger from down below up to the main road (Dean Ming's Shuttle). Once you are on the main road, you can take a bus back to the dockyard. 
Pat Fleming (March 2015) 
Can you take the ferry from the dockyard to horseshoe bay beach? 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2015 
Brenda (September 2014) 
Hi, I am visiting your island in November on a cruise ship which is docking over night. Could you please tell me if the transport to Horseshoe Beach will still be running..as I understand it is a new service. Many thanks 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) September 2014 
Hi, The beach shuttle from the dockyard has been introduced mainly to avoid overcrowding in the public buses (route #7). In November if cruise traffic is low, the shuttles are unlikely to run or may run with reduced frequency. In any case, you can then easily board the public buses. The only advantage with the shuttle is, it takes you right down to the beach and picks you up from there while the public bus drops you on the main road, and then it's a downhill walk to the beach. 
Sarah Sill (August 2014) 
We are traveling to Dockyard in Aug. 2014, how much does it cost for a round trip bus to Horseshoe beach? Looking for the most economical travel. Thanks. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2014 
Hi, Bus fare from dockyard to horseshoe bay beach (one way) is $4.0 per adult by token (you can get tokens at the visitors information centers at the dockyard) or $4.50 by cash (exact fare in change) per adult. Child fare (age 5-16) is $2.50 in cash (one way). 
Robert Tart (March 2014) 
Hi, I am along with my family, visiting Bermuda July of this year, 2014. Would you be able to tell me when the first bus is available from the Royal Dockyard to Horseshoe Bay and or Hamilton and when is the last bus from either. Is this in the schedule. I did not see it or maybe looking in the wrong area. Thank you in advance for your help and look forward to my trip to Bermuda. Good Day! 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2014 
Hi, You will find the timings in the schedule for bus #7. From dockyard the first bus is at 8:20am (Mon - Sat); on Sunday at 10:50am. It takes about 35 minutes by bus to reach Horseshoe from Dockyard. You will get return buses until late in the evening (except Sundays). The last bus from Hamilton passes by Horseshoe at around 9:40pm. But all public beaches close after sunset. 
Peter Rayner (March 2014) 
You mention the option of a Minibus from The Cruise Dock to Horseshoe Beach for $15 per person return. Is this seasonal? We are arriving at the end of April on Ruby Princess, which docks at 8am. Where would we go to take this option? The ship offers a minibus excursion, but this is twice the cost and cannot be cancelled if the weather is bad. Any other tips for a day trip to this famous beach would be welcome. The ship leaves at 3pm. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2014 
Hi, The beach shuttle is operated by Michal Tucker of Affordable Ride Minibus. It leaves from the dockyard and close to the cruise ship berths. Please write to him to know the schedule. You can get his contact info here. There is also regular public bus service from the dockyard (route #7) that goes by the south shore beaches (including Horseshoe bay beach) to Hamilton and returns. You can pay by cash in exact change or buy tokens from the Visitors Info Center at the dockyard. Token will cost $4 one way. This is easy and you need not book any beach tour in advance. 
Robert Meininger (July 2013) 
Thank you so much Raj for the information! We are looking forward to our first visit to Bermuda. I have another brief question - if we take the bus from the Dockyard to Horseshoe Beach, are their taxis for the return? Which bus is best to go down and back to Horseshoe?  Many thanks! 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2013 
Hi, You may or may not get a taxi from Horseshoe while returning. Bus #7 from dockyard goes to the beach. Another good option is to take the minibus service at the dockyard run by the company Affordable Ride (Mike Tucker). They make several round trips during the day to the south shore beaches including Horseshoe. So you can go and come back any time. Per person round trip fare is $15. 
Jeff Kerby (July 2013) 
We will be traveling soon via NCL Breakaway, and have Horse Shoe Bay Beach on our list of destinations. Is the rental rate for umbrellas and chairs per hour or per day? Also, what's the round trip bus fare from the cruise ship dock to the beach? Thanks 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2013 
Hi, The rental rates mentioned in my site are per day rates. One way fare from the dockyard to Horseshoe bay beach is $4.50 by cash (in exact change) and $4.00 in tokens. So the round trip fare would be $9 in cash and $8 in token. You can also alternatively buy a pass (1 day, 2 day ... etc) which will give you unlimited access to both buses and ferries. Regards, 
Laura (June 2012) 
Hi... it is very very important that my twin sister and I have an umbrella and a beach chair at horseshoe bay beach. we are coming in on a Royal Caribbean cruise and they have an excursion to this beach but no one can tell us if we can rent a chair and umbrella. both my twin sister and I have had a bit of skin cancer so it is so important to us. Can you tell me if we can reserve ahead of time and the cost/ and where do we reserve a chair and umbrella? Is it at the beach itself? Thanks for your help ... 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2012 
Hi, You can rent umbrellas and beach chairs from the concession located at Horseshoe Bay Beach itself. You can't reserve them in advance. If you are visiting during the high season, there are chances that stock may be over. The beach gets very crowded during the high tourist season. Indicative rates are (for a day): Lounge chairs:$11, Umbrellas: $11. Note these are only indicative figures. The rates can change depending on demand. Regards, 
Carole Helgesen (March 2012) 
I will be cruising to Bermuda the first week in May. My question is, if I take a taxi over to Horseshoe Beach, is it easy to find a taxi back to the cruise ship at the Dockyard? Thank you. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2012 
It may not be easy to get a taxi back to the dockyard unless you are lucky to find one dropping off other passengers. You can try requesting the driver who drops you to pick you up after certain time. He may or may not agree. The other option is to book a taxi by the hour (usually you need to book for a minimum of 3 hours, $45-50 per hour). 
Kristen (March 2012) 
Hi, just need some info on how once I get off the ship, how do I get to horseshoe beach, can I walk or taxi and if taxi, how much? If walking how far a walk? 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2012 
Hi, Horseshoe Bay Beach is not in a walking distance from the dockyard. It's in Southampton parish. Taxi ride costs about $30 from the cruise ship dockyard and takes about 25 minutes to reach. Best is to take bus#7 which starts from the dockyard itself for Hamilton City. It takes about 35 minutes to reach the beach by bus.  
Harold Davis (August 2011) 
I have a pre cancerous condition of the skin and cannot be in the sun period, however, I still want to visit Horseshoe Beach while I am there in Sept of this year. My question is, can I rent umbrellas or are there cabanas to rent? Thank you so much for your help!!!! 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2011 
There is a concession that rents beach chairs and umbrellas at the Horseshoe Bay Beach. It closes down by late afternoon. There is also a beach cafe. 
Anita Menegay (May 2011) 
It's a beautiful beach, but I want to mention that during the few hours we were there (April 26, 2011), we saw numerous dead Portuguese Man of War washed up on the beach. I understand their sting is bad even after they are dead. There were lots of people on the beach who easily could have stepped on them with their bare feet, yet no warnings were posted. So my advice is, watch your step on that beach. 
Zig (September 2010) 
Just came back from Bermuda today on the Norwegian Spirit and their staff was exemplary with our 3 year old daughter. We visited Horseshoe Bay on recommendation of the locals. We were not disappointed by the setting. The little bay was perfect for our daughter and the scenery was beautiful. Did some snorkeling there which was nice but not as nice as the Cayman Islands. To be fair though we were limited in time, so I couldn't go exploring very far. I also went to Snorkel Park which has a cover to get in and has "private parties" on certain nights. Saw 6 jellyfish in 1.5 hours of snorkeling and everyone was freaking out! It is within walking distance of the dockyard which was real sweet time to kill. 
Louisa (May, 2010) 
My husband & I just returned from a cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. We are both very much Beach People. We visited Horseshoe Bay Beach & I have to say it's the closest thing to HEAVEN! We can't wait to go back again! 
Peggy Slaughter (August 2009) 
My husband and I are coming to Bermuda by cruise in about two weeks. we have been to Horseshoe bay many times and love the beauty of the beach and water. Is the beach open all hours of the day, I would love to see the beach at sunset. can't wait to be back on Horseshoe bay. 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2009 
All public beaches in Bermuda are open from Dawn till sunset, and so is Horseshoe Bay beach. Public beaches are closed after sunset.