National Geographic : 1954 Feb
© National Geographic Society 236 Rugged South Shore Offers Lonely Beaches to Private Parties Tucked behind gray, sea-carved headlands lie strips of pink-tinted sand where bathers can tan themselves, sprawl around picnic baskets, or float out to sun-warmed pools in the reefs. + Bermuda, at latitude 32° 15' N., is the world's northernmost coral-fringed island group, thanks to enveloping waters warmed by the Gulf Stream. A navigator's nightmare, these tawny reefs extend for miles to the west and north. Their sharp teeth have claimed a thousand vessels in three centuries.