The wide-shallow bucket foundation proposed by Tianjin University of China is a new type of offshore wind turbine foundation. In this paper, the vertical bearing capacity of wide-shallow bucket foundation embedded in two layered sand that contains an underlying medium strength sand layer and a weaker or stronger overlaying sand layer is studied. A parametric study for bearing capacity is carried out with the ratio of unit weight γ1/γ2 (where γ1 and γ2 are the unit weight of the upper and lower sand layers respectively), the ratio of internal friction angle φ1/φ2 (where φ1 and φ2 are the internal friction angle of the upper and lower sand layers respectively) and relative thickness of the top sand layer H1/B (where H1 and B are the thickness of the top sand layer and the bucket foundation diameter). All of the presents were performed by the Finite Element Method and the results show that the thickness of the top layer has a great influence on the vertical bearing capacity of the foundation. Specifically, the upper sand layer is stronger, the bearing capacity ascends with the increase of the thickness of the top layer, and on the contrary, the upper layer is weaker, and the bearing capacity decreases with the increase of the top layer thickness. In addition, the bearing capacity of the foundation also increases with the ratios of the effective unit weight and the internal friction angle.