Cruise Passengers landing in Bermuda will mostly look to go shopping and generally sight-see around the islands – and within a day you can see quite a bit of the island and get a feel for life here.
Those people coming to Bermuda for a holiday – will mostly stay in Hamilton, Warwick or St George and head to the beaches to swim, sunbake or snorkel. There is great diving off-shore, including a number of wrecks – and it is easy to organise a day out diving from most hotels, a visitor centre or in Hamilton from a Dive Organiser. See www.bermudascuba.com – located at the Fairmont Southampton Resort near Hamilton. You can of course simply use a mask and fins to go snorkelling on the reefs that lie just off-shore many of the beaches and there are many beaches to choose from, with only the more popular beaches having life guards.
The closest beach to the Royal Navy Docklands is Snorkel Park Beach.
Southampton and Warwick Parish:
Horseshoe Bay is the most popular of the beaches in Bermuda and from May to September there are lifeguards on duty.
Warwick Long Bay – is also on the southside with a long sandy beach and just off-shore the reefs for snorkelling.
Chapline Bay – is also close by and a much smaller beach.
Church Bay – a nice sandy beach with good snorkelling too.
Paget Parish – southside:
Elbow Beach – this is a private beach of the Elbow Beach Resort with beach chairs, the pool and beach all here.
St George's Parish:
Tobacco Bay – a popular beach in St Georges with pink sandy beach and snorkelling
Sandys Parish – closer to the Royal Navy Docklands:
Somerset Long Bay – faces west and the water may be subject to currents. Quieter than other beaches.
Hamilton Parish – Northside
Shelly Beach – soft pink sand and calm water. A popular but not overcrowded beach.
Smith's Parish – south side:
John Smiths Bay – a long beach with great pink sand, with lifeguards on duty during the summer months. This is close to the 64 acres of wetlands – called Spittle Pond.
While the Bermuda islands are not very big, it takes just an hour plus or so to travel the distance from east to west, your best beach choice really depends on where you are staying – so check out the different accommodation options, what they offer in terms of facilities including water sports and go from there.
This is the biggest town and Capital City of Bermuda with a population of just about 4000 people
Here you will find –
Bermuda is without doubt a beautiful destination to take a holiday in. It can be expensive, given it is a hotspot for tourism with most foodstuffs imported, but it is well worth the time to plan a holiday here.
Enjoy a little taste of Britain right here in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Time for 'Fish and Chips' and a 'Pint of Bitter', or maybe some Bermuda Rum Cake.
I hope you have a great time in Bermuda.