Beaches in Hamilton (Capital City)

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Hamilton beaches are a pleasure for tourists of all ages to visit. Hamilton itself is the relaxed capital city of Bermuda set on the western side of the island. It is very much a British-influenced location, and it is often flooded with tourists. The beaches of Hamilton are unbelievably nice. They have this incredible peach to pink colored sand that sparkles in the sun and contrasts with the warm, turquoise waters. It is a very unusual sight that is unique compared to most other beaches in the world. There are 3 main beaches in the Hamilton area and they are all well-maintained and offer picturesque views. Nearby most beach zones you will find nice little restaurants and eateries as well as luxury resorts.

Shelly Bay

This Hamilton beach is perfect for kids and families. There are many areas of shade to relax in as well as warm, shallow, turquoise water that kids can wade in. There is no strong undertow in the water. You can rent sun umbrellas, too, which is very convenient if for some reason all of the shady areas are taken. Changing rooms are available on site, and there are snack bars nearby in case you get hungry. Overall, Shelly Bay is a gorgeous and safe beach to enjoy. It can get crowded during the summer months, especially in June, July and August. The best times to go are in May, September or October when the humidity is not so unbearable and there are not as many tourists.

Elbow Beach

Elbow Beach is the least crowded of the beaches near Hamilton. The water is pretty calm and warm, perfect for swimming and body surfing. Snorkeling and sunbathing are also popular activities at this classy beach. There are well-maintained bathrooms at this beach but no specifically designated changing rooms or showers. Snack kiosks are available. Like all of the Hamilton beaches, Elbow Beach looks like a dream with its blazing pink sand and clear, greenish blue water.

Horseshoe Bay Beach

With vibrant pink sand, as on the other beaches, Horseshoe Bay is an exceptional place to take pictures and watch sunsets. It is very popular with young people, and is very much a local hangout. It is not the best for swimming, as the undertow and current can be dangerously strong, but people still enjoy other water sports there such as kayaking, fishing, and paragliding. Amenities at Horseshoe Bay include changing rooms, snack bars, and sun umbrella rentals.

February 10, 2010 new by nicole mesaros

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