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					         Bermuda
What Attracts Tourists to Bermuda?




            By: Mary Stack
    Table of Contents
Attractions…………………………………………..Page 1
Beaches……………………………………………….Page 2
The Land………………………………………………Page 3
Glossary……………………………………………….Page 4
Bibliography…………………………………………Page 5
                      Attractions
     You might think a small archipelago in the middle of the
Atlantic Ocean wouldn’t receive many tourists but in fact
Bermuda is the most popular tourist-resort in the western
hemisphere. It receives thousands of visitors each year! Some
tourists come to see the coral reefs, pink beaches, green golf
courses, and the turquoise ocean. Others just come for a
relaxing vacation. The Royal Naval Dockyard is one of the top
tourist attractions in Bermuda for its pottery and blown glass.
Bermuda is also famous for its pink buses that run every 15
minutes and the ability to tour the island by riding a scooter
from Front Street in Hamilton to historic St. Georges. Bermuda
also has amazing festivals that take place at night. Bermuda
truly has many things to do for a vacationer!
                                          Fun fact
                                Did you know that with all of
                                the Bermuda Triangles
                                Shipwrecks it is actually a great
                                place for a tourist to scuba-
                                dive!


      A Bermuda Golf Course
                                                            Page 1
                     Beaches
      Bermuda is one of the best beach-resort destinations in
the world! With its warm and sunny climate, crystal clear
waters, and pink sand the beaches attract tourists from around
the world. Most of these beaches are found in the
Southampton and St. Georges parishes but the best beaches to
visit are located in the South Shore area. At the beach you can
sunbathe, walk, swim, or jog. You also can snorkel or scuba dive
near Bermuda’s excellent coral reefs. These are some of the
qualities that make the Bermuda beaches one of the best
beach-resort destinations in the world!




                          A Bermuda Beach

                                                            Page 2
                  The Land
     Many people are surprised to discover that Bermuda is not
located in the Caribbean Sea. It’s actually located about 600
miles off the coast of South Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean.
Bermuda is made up of 180 islands but only 20 are inhabited.
These 20 islands are divided into 9 parishes. The nine parishes
are Sandys, Southampton, Warwick, Paget, Devonshire,
Pembroke, Smiths, Hamilton, and St. Georges. All around
Bermuda is only 21 square miles.
     The climate in Bermuda varies from season to season.
During the winter and spring the temperature can drop below
55°Fahrenheit and during the summer the temperature can be
above 87°Fahrenheit. Also the humidity levels are high during
the summer so the best months to visit are May, June,
September, and October because the humidity levels drop.
      Bermuda’s climate is considered to be sub-tropical.
Although it receives sunshine 315 days a year, Bermuda
receives enough rainfall to maintain lush and varied plant life
and vegetation. It never snows in Bermuda and there is no frost
to kill or injure plant life.
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                 Glossary
Archipelago- a group of many islands- pg.1
Inhabited- people live there- pg. 3
Parishes- district that has its own church and
clergyman- pg. 3




                       An archipelago




                                                 Page 4
                  Bibliography
Weather and Climate http://about-bermuda.com/bermuda
_weather_and_climate.php 4/9/10
Pink Crush http://bermuda-guide.info/attractions/beaches/
4/9/10
Beaches of Bermuda
http://www.bermudaonline.org/beaches.htm 4/9/10
Bermuda For Visitors
http://www.bermudaforvisitors.com/index.html 3/26/10
Things to do in Bermuda
http://destination360.com/caribbean/bermuda/things-do-do
4/9/10
Bermuda, Roger A. Bruns and Haldon K. Richardson, 1986 by
Chelsea house Publishers, 5014 West Chester Pike, Edgmont Pa.
Maverick Guide to Bermuda, Catherine Harriot Pelican,
Publishing Company Inc., 1000 Burmaster Street, Gretha,
Louisiana



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