Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda. Photo: Bermuda Tourism

The Caribbean and the West Indies nations are known for their magical looking beaches. We share some of our favourites with you. In no particular order that is. 

1. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda 

This beach forms part of the island nation of Bermuda that is popular for it's pink sanded beaches. Horseshoe Bay is considered one of the loveliest seasides in the world. The pinkish colour of the sand is said to be a result of the mixture of calcium carbonate, crushed seashells and coral. You will commonly find a beach volleyball competition in the island country's summer months. It is also quite a ceremonial beach, with it being the regular space for a New Years Eve party that takes place for all the expats that have chosen to stay home for the holidays. It is popular with tourists and locals alike.

2. Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

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This beach is popular for the Baths. It is also considered a unique national park based on the southwest coast with white sandy beaches These are framed by the large granite boulders that lie in piles on the beach forming cave-like formations. These features are ones that make the beach popular with tourists and locals alike. 

3. Shoal Bay Beach, Anguilla

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This beach is frequented by Hollywood stars and honeymooners because of it's beauty. It's also one of the more busier beaches in Anguilla. Its turquoise waters  and pinkish sand are a hit with all the beach's visitors. There are also a variety of activities available on this beach such as snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and distance swimming. The beach because of its size is divided into a lower half and upper half. 

4. Eagle Beach, Aruba

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Think pure white sand, crystal clear blue water and a space so comfortable you may never want to go home. That is the Eagle Beach in Aruba. It is the widest beach in Aruba and was recently voted third place in the Trip Advisor best beaches in the world competition. In the vicinity of the beach there's ample parking space, the opportunity to do motorized water sports and some low rise hotels you can stay in to be as near to the beach as possible. A couple of times a year, the beach is marked off with red and white markers to protect the species of turtle who's eggs hatch there. The eggs normally hatch at sunset or in the evening. 

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