The town of Hamilton sits in the middle of the long, hook-shaped island of Bermuda and is a bustling hub of activity on the island. Close to Hamilton is Elbow Beach, one of Bermuda’s most popular beaches and with very good reason. Elbow Beach is home to some of the island’s best hotels including the Coco Reef Resort, which sits at one end of Elbow Beach, as well as the Elbow Beach Resort and the Coral Beach & Tennis Club. The soft, powdery sands of Elbow Beach lie tucked between these hotels; there is both a public and a private side to the beach. The public side is a huge draw for locals and tourists alike, while the private side is reserved for the guests of the Elbow Beach Resort.
Elbow Beach gets its name from its gentle curve that resembles an elbow. There are concessions and a restaurant on the beach to go along with the sights of the hotels and resorts. But it’s the beach’s natural sights and wonders that draw the most visitors. There are coral reefs nearby the shore and these reefs are not only beautiful to look at underwater, but they also serve to block the ocean breezes, resulting in calm waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Offshore about 100 yards is a shipwreck called The Pollockshields. Kayak and motor boat snorkel tours regularly head off from Elbow Beach out to the shipwreck so people can snorkel and get a look at it. Whether you stay at a resort right on Elbow Beach, or you travel by bus or taxi from another part of the island to visit, you must check out this beautiful beach during a visit to Bermuda.