Tobacco Bay
Tobacco Bay
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Key Info

9 Coot Pond Rd.

Price & Hours

Free
Sunrise to sunset

Details

Beaches, Sports, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 3.0Atmosphere

There are few public beaches on Bermuda that have concessions stands or restaurants with a liquor license. One that does – Tobacco Bay – is just a short distance from the cruise ship dock and the village of St. George. In addition to boozing, you can rent snorkeling equipment at Tobacco Bay (though we'd recommend you drink after you snorkel).

Visitors give glowing remarks on snorkeling in the clear water, lounging on the soft – if sometimes scalding – sand, or interacting with the friendly residents.

To reach Tobacco Bay, many recommend either walking or taxing a taxi from Kings Square. Buses 1, 3, 10 and 11 from Hamilton City will get you to King's Square. The orange route ferry from St. Georges to King's Square is another option. The beach is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Southampton parish's Horseshoe Bay is the most photographed (and famous) beach in Bermuda, making it hard to score a prime spot on the sand, especially if a cruise ship is in town. The blushing sand at Horseshoe is gorgeous at any time of year, but the water is chilly from September to May, so unless you enjoy a frigid dip, you should steer clear of the tide after Labor Day. But even in the colder months, Horseshoe is a great spot for a romantic stroll along the sand. And if you're in town during Easter you have to make a special trip to Horseshoe to see the beautiful handmade Bermudian kites flying high on Good Friday.

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