Summer is Bermuda's best season, and the flights from many East Coast cities are shorter than the drive time to close-to-home surf towns. If you're thinking of packing up for a long weekend on this pretty island's pink beaches, here's our three favorite spots to lunch on the beach with the kids.
Set on the beach at the Fairmont Southampton, the Ocean Club has the fresh catch parents like, a kid-friendly attitude and a setting overlooking the calm surf of East Whale Bay. Tables on the terrace have views of the sand, so older children comfortable at a small distance from mom and dad can play while the rest of the family lingers over dessert. The famous Horseshoe Bay beach is a 5-minute walk from here—don't miss it.
Dress Code: Cover-ups and button downs, hats and sunglasses for the whole family (there's not a lot of shade on the terrace).
This is real toes-in-the-sand dining at Elbow Beach, a set-up that's unexpectedly hard to come by on the island. Bistro food—burgers, fish chowder and even pizzas for the kids—is good, but the location is even better. Bring a towel and swimsuit to take a dip afterwards.
Dress Code: Beachy casual, just pop on a shirt and pull up a table.
Tucker's Point's beach restaurant feels appropriate clubby and chummy, with a friendly staff that seems to know everyone, a pool as well as a wide beach for swimming, and loads of children on hand. Even the kids' menu is hammed up with cutesy names like Dumbledore Tenders and Agent 00-Cheddar sandwiches. Note: the beach club is on a different road from the main hotel, so if you're driving in not staying here, follow signs carefully once you enter the Tucker's Point community.
Dress Code: Golf shirts for dad, Tory Burch for mom, cute suits for kids.