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I have a confession. I’ve fallen in love…with Bermuda! It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with going to the beach, and I have a laundry list of my favorite beaches (ahem, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Fort Walton…), but I have a new beach to put at the top of my list: the Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda.
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Horseshoe Bay is famous for its stunningly blue waters and pink sand. When I first looked at the beach, I was like, um…there’s no pink sand here. It looks just like the sand on any other beach. Once you actually take a good look at the sand though, you can see the pink grains of sand embedded amongst the golden sand most often associated with the beach.
After a 30-minute bus ride from the cruise port, the girls and I were hungry, so we headed to Rum Bum Beach Bar to fill our bellies. I got a regular cheeseburger, and honestly, it was nothing to write home about. I wasn’t a big fan of the bun. It was a bit stiff and tasted straight out of an expired Great Value bun bag, but it did the job.
When you’re working on a ship, the ultimate goal is to go down to the areas of the beach where you won’t have to interact with guests from the ship. It was no different for Bermuda, and it was completely worth the trek down the beach to get to a more secluded area. We hiked up some cliffs, climbed up some rocks, got sand in our bathing suits, were thrown around by the waves, laid on the beach, took way too many pictures and pretty much had the most perfect day. It was easily one of my favorite days of living on the ship, which was perfect because it was the last port day I would get to have while working on the Sunshine.
After fighting to get a taxi back to the ship, the plan was to go for some ice-cream. We stopped at a shop so we could get some souvenirs and snacks. When we got to the ice-cream place, it was jam packed, which wasn’t an option for Carol and me since we had to go to work within the hour. We stopped at a popsicle stand called Duch Pops, and we both got a Paradise Sunset pop. Their popsicles are made with fresh fruit, and the one we had was made with strawberry, kiwi, mango, pineapple and grape, and it was absolutely delicious.
The pink sand beach definitely stole a little bit of my heart. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever been to, and I made lots of good memories that day. I hope I get to visit again someday.
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What’s your favorite beach?