Bermuda is the Best Place to Find Hidden, Almost-Private Beaches
It’s time we all admitted something that nobody is talking about: beaches can really suck.
On no normal day would I want to spend hours lying near hundreds of strangers, or be wedged between a random sunburned guy and tons of over-enthused beach goers kicking around sand in what can only be explained as a ploy to build a sand castle in my mouth. And if you’re not tormented by the views of scarlet red peeling skin or a mouth full of sand, just consider the cringe-worthy display of the peacocking “gym guy” that has finally made his way to the beach to show-off the “beach body” he spent the last nine months cultivating.
But admittedly, stripped of all human factors, a day at the beach is a beautiful gift from nature, even for us skeptics. And even better than a beautiful beach is a beautiful beach with nobody else on it. It’s not easy to find everywhere, but I recently learned that one of the world’s great destinations for secret, hidden, gym-guy-free beaches is Bermuda. Its solo beach opportunities are so excellent that you should actually be booking your flight right now. Get ready to lay out in your tiny speedo, kick up a sandstorm in every direction you can figure, and develop a weird sunburn all your own–this beach is all yours, king.
Once you’ve booked your tickets and and your Airbnb (Bermuda is full of because all of pastel-colored, white-roofed, gorgeous houses), plot your trips to these perfect beaches.
Apparently Whale Bay is rated as one of the best places for shore fishing in Bermuda, but, ya know, if that’s not really your deal then the beautiful pink sand and calm waters are a good secondary win for this super secluded bay. Another one of the amazing parts of Whale Bay is the large open field at the entrance of the beach, perfect for a nice picnic after a day of lazy beach activities to sit back and enjoy a picture-perfect view of the Bermudian sunset.
Warwick Long Bay
The pinnacle of Bermuda’s pink sand beaches is, at risk of an oxymoron, one of Bermuda’s most famous secluded beaches. Despite being ranked as one of the World’s Best Beaches by CNN, the east end of Warwick Long Bay has managed to remain the perfect spot for relaxing, sunbathing, and avoiding the masses thanks to its steep cliffs and shrub-covered hills.
Church Bay is a personal favorite for obvious #view inspired reasons, but the locals will tell you that Church Bay is also the best beach for snorkeling. (Always trust the locals.) Once you make your way down the beautiful wooden stairs at the tip of this beach you’ll find yourself surrounded by coral cliffs that form a quaint little cove that’ll have you feeling like you’re on your own private beach. You’re likely to even come across some colorful tropical fish like angel, butterfly and parrot fish–just watch out for the jellyfish.
Cooper’s Island, located at the very end of Bermuda, is the mother of Bermuda’s secluded beaches. The island was once a restricted area, occupied by the U.S. military and NASA, which is likely why is hasn’t quite boomed to Horseshoe Bay-level activity. This is any Bermudian local’s favorite spot to get away from the tourist bustle. It’s actually a collection of beaches, all beautiful and void of excessive beach activity. And if you’re feeling adventurous and want to step away from the water, you can visit the island’s nature reserve or take an easy hike up to one the highest points of the island for an unbelievable view of all the beaches and beyond. The Island is a bit far out but well worth the drive.