Bermuda's natural attractions are many, both on- and off-island. Despite its tiny size, Bermuda is home to several natural parks and reserves and is also a stopping point for many species of migratory birds. The archipelago is surrounded by 20 square miles of coral reef, which lends the sands their pinkish hue and is home to more than 650 species of marine life. Through the years, the reef surprised many incoming ships, which then ran aground here, and today there are literally hundreds of shipwrecks for divers to explore.
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