9. Warwick Long Bay Beach, Bermuda

 Pink sands at Warwick South Shore Beach, Bermuda © Bermuda Department of Tourism

The wow factor: Bermuda is famed for its gorgeous pink-sand beaches and Warwick Long Bay Beach is the pick of the lot. Not only is it Bermuda’s longest, stretching half a mile, it is also one of its prettiest and it doesn’t attract the cruise shop hordes as some other beaches do. Exotic grasses and vegetation form a backdrop to the pink sands. The beach is great for snorkelling as there are numerous coves and rock outcrops to delve around in the gin-clear Atlantic waters.  

Did you know? Bermuda is not one landmass but a chain of 181 islands, islets and rocks. Its pink beaches are a combination of crushed coral, calcium carbonate and the shells of tiny, single-celled animals.

Stay: Classic Collection Holidays offers seven nights at Elbow Beach, Bermuda, from £2,337 per person. The price is based on two sharing on a room-only basis in a premier garden view room and includes return flights and private transfers. www.classic-collection.co.uk

 

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