Bermuda, officially called the Bermudas or Somers Isles, is popular for its many beautiful pink-sand beaches and crystal clear blue ocean waters. People come from all over to enjoy the pristine beaches, coves and reefs ideal for snorkeling and other water sports. Many of the beaches are sheltered by rocks and reefs, producing calm waters and making them suitable for families, especially those with young children. In addition to its beaches, there are a number of family-friendly sightseeing attractions, including parks, aquariums, museums and forts. The forts, still housing cannons and antique weapons, are a good place to learn about Bermuda’s history and culture. Bermuda's culture is a mixture of the various sources of its population: Native American, Spanish-Caribbean, Irish and Scots cultures were evident in the 17th century, although ultimately eclipsed by the dominant Anglo-Saxon culture. Today, however, the only language other than English that is spoken by any substantial part of the population is Portuguese. Bermuda's most popular visitor attraction is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Other attractions include the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Botanical Gardens, lighthouses, and the Crystal Caves with their impressive stalactites and underground saltwater pools. Overall, families visiting Bermuda will find plenty of beaches, parks, attractions and historical sites.