Admiralty House Park Bermuda
The property has a historic building, nice park, nature and hiking trails. The trails lead to great ocean view.
It also has a beautiful beach called the Clarence Cove.
The property was given to the British Royal Navy as a gift by the Bermuda Government in 1800s.
The British Navy constructed a state home for their Admirals who were posted at the nearby dockyards. The park also served as a navy hospital once.
Admiralty House Park Bermuda
Admiralty House Park has many old trees & shrubbery, hiking & nature trails, and small beaches. The shallow Clarence Cove Beach has a dock which the local kids love to dive from. With both shallow and deep waters, it's a popular swimming area for the locals who stay in the neighborhood.
You will also enjoy the wonderful sight of the lagoon off the beach and its shady trees. The best time to visit this place in when the schools are in session so that there are less local families and kids crowding the area.
Another beautiful water area is the Deep Bay located nearby east of the cove on north shore and is popular for swimming. There is a man made cave nearby called the Admiral's Cave. This was built by the British convicts in 1860s on the order of the Admiral. It seems that the Admiral used the cave to have secret meetings with a lady.
Admiralty House Park was used as the signal center by the British Royal Navy during the World War-II.
This is when the intelligence officers here intercepted coded messages from ships sailing between UK and USA, and passed on the decoded messages to the Royal Naval Dockyard for taking appropriate actions.
Once the British left the island handing over the property back to Bermuda Government in 1951, the main Admiralty House building was abandoned and later demolished.
The only remaining part of the building today is the ballroom. You can enjoy strolling through the colorful vegetation while exploring the ruins.
Admiralty House Park is open from morning till sunset all days of the week, admission is free. There is no public toilet here.
How to reach Admiralty House Park?
It is at Spanish Point road and at the junction of North Shore Road, northwest of Hamilton City. Bus #4 stops right next to the main gate of Admiralty House Park. If you have a scooter, just go down the winding small road. You can also drive the scooter right down to the water edge.
Check out Bermuda Tourist Map to view the location.
Note: I recommend that you do not stroll around in the park alone after dark particularly during off season when there are hardly anyone there. Off late the park has become a hangout place of some youths who pose some safety risks during the lonely hours. During the day time and with families and friends, you should have no problems.
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