#26 best destination in the world

Horseshoe Bay, Southampton

  • Highly reviewed beach in the parish of Southampton, the sand is very fine and displays a white color

Crystal Cave, Hamilton Parish

  • Cave located in Hamilton Parish, formed at a time when the sea level was lower; as the sea level rose, many cave formations which formed above water became submerged
  • A tourist attraction since 1907, it was discovered in 1905 by two 12-year-old boys searching for a lost cricket ball
  • Crystal Cave, is known for its many stalactites, stalagmites and deep, clear pools
  • However, some crystal formations have been damaged by earthquakes in the distant past

Elbow Beach

  • One of the most popular beaches on the main island, located on the southern coast of Paget Parish
  • It is also home to one of Bermuda’s most famous resorts, the Elbow Beach Hotel
  • Part of the beach is privately owned by the hotel for use by its guests; there is public access to the rest of the beach

Royal Naval Dockyard

  • Her/His Majesty’s Dockyard was the principal base of the Royal Navy in the Western Atlantic between American independence and the Cold War
  • The Imperial fortress colony of Bermuda had occupied a useful position astride the homeward leg taken by many European vessels from the New World since before its settlement by England in 1609
  • It was not until the loss of bases on most of the North American Atlantic seaboard (following US independence) threatened Britain’s supremacy in the Western Atlantic that the island assumed great importance as a naval base

Tobacco Bay

  • Bay that lies on the Atlantic Ocean coast, and is one of Bermuda’s national parks
  • Snorkelling is a popular activity, as the bay has impressive underwater coral reefs
  • On August 14, 1775, a group of Bermudians sympathetic to the independent cause of the American Continental Congress stole gunpowder from the British Magazine in St. George’s, rolled it across the island to Tobacco Bay and shipped it to America

Jobson’s Cove, Warwick Parish

  • Sheltered cove located in Warwick Parish, surrounded by steep, jagged rocks
  • Noted for its pink sand and calm, clear waters

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

  • Lighthouse built in 1844, and one of the first lighthouses in the world to be made of cast-iron
  • This is because at that time, steel still was not able to be bent
  • The hill that it stands on is one of the highest on the island
  • Airplanes can see its flashes from over 100 miles away
  • Until 1964, most of the light was run by hand, but in June of that year, the whole system was automated and runs on electricity