American Resorts Association is making sure their members are well educated about the various aspects of spending time on the beaches of Bermuda during their third-quarter meeting this summer.
American Resorts Association members will first travel to Pembroke Parish in the city of Hamilton to experience this famous beach, approached via walking through a park and steep path toward cliffs. There they will find local children jumping from the highest of cliffs. Although this will be exciting for extreme sports enthusiasts, it should be approached with caution. It is captivating to watch people jumping off cliffs while lounging on the beach.
If members decide to swim, make sure to swim far away from the jumping area to avoid a potential collision. The last thing you want is to have someone jump on you from above.
Next stop on the beach tour will be Warwick Parrish, part of the Astwood Cove and Park.
This postcard scenic area features a beach whose shoreline has a very rocky area with currents that can become extremely strong at a moment’s notice.
So only American Resorts Association members who are very experienced swimmers should swim at this beach. Tourists that travel with their families should not bring their children to this particular beach due to the potential dangers. Instead, they can enjoy a walk through the idyllic park setting.
For members of Holidays Lounge who prefer a secluded area to lounge or reflect on nature’s beauty, there are several options to choose.
Jobson’s Cove is surrounded by mountains and also located in Warwick Parish. The area is very serene and lends itself to swimming or relaxing in a picturesque setting.
In Smith’s Parish, you will find John Smith’s Bay. This famous beach with the local’s features very shallow water perfect for the younger crowd. With the water being so shallow, it is excellent for those wishing to wade in.
Locals and tourists enjoy most of the beaches in Bermuda each year without any significant incidents. Nevertheless, there are suggested precautions that American Resorts Association members should heed. In case of any problems with swimmers in the water, lifeguards are available during the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at some beaches but not all. This may factor into members decisions as to which beaches to visit.
On the lifeguard tower, if the white flag is visible, the lifeguard is on duty. Colored flags represent other warnings. If water conditions are questionable, then a yellow flag will be up; a red flag warns to do not swim due to unsafe conditions.
Red flag on a beach
American Resorts Association wants its members to beware of the purple bladder creature referred to as the Portuguese Man of War that plants itself on Bermuda beaches during the spring and summer following storms.
Special tip: Stay In The Shallow Water Beaches to Avoid Them
Their tentacles sting leaves a painful feeling. For persons with heart conditions, the venom from this sting can prove fatal.