Bermuda beach day and
Visit top tourist attractions
A beach day in Bermuda followed by visits to some of the greatest tourist attractions - this is certainly one of our top favorite itineraries.
The day will give you a great flavor of the island with some of its best beaches, sightseeing attractions and scenic views.
You will also dine at one of the very nice restaurants in Bermuda.
We will start the day with Bermuda's one of the most beautiful and world's one of the top ten beaches - Horseshoe Bay Beach
If you are docked in Kings Wharf (at the Dockyard), then take bus#7 and come to Horseshoe Bay Beach in Southampton parish. You will also get the same bus from Hamilton to reach Horseshoe Bay.
If you are staying or docked in St George, you may consider a reverse track starting from the dockyard and get towards Hamilton in order to save time. From St. George there is a ferry (orange route) that comes to the dockyard in 35 minutes. Alternatively, take any morning bus to Hamilton and then bus#7 for Horseshoe.
Horseshoe Bay Beach
is a beautifully curved stretch of pink sand and is on the top of our favorite beach list. This beach is fabulous for swimming and has picturesque settings. Don't yet need to take out your snorkeling gears, as the real beach for snorkeling is yet to come. There are also some lovely walking trails here in Horseshoe Bay.
You can continue on the bus #7 and reach the lighthouse in few minutes. If you like to walk, here is the direction:
Get to the Horseshoe Bay car park, take a left into the Ocean Club
restaurant's parking lot. Walk through the Fairmont Southampton hotel
property, past the golf club and onto Lighthouse Road. Take a left on Lighthouse Road and then a right onto Church Road and then a left back up to the Lighthouse. It's a short half a mile walk uphill.
If you can, climb up the 185 steps of the lighthouse. While it's a little tiring exercise, but rewards are enormous. The view from the top balcony is just spectacular.
There is a souvenir shop at the base of the lighthouse and also the famous Lighthouse Tea Room
. Plan to take your lunch here.
Unfortunately the Lighthouse Tearoom has closed down. But the good news is a new restaurant called The Dining Room
has come up in its place. It occupies the same space and is also a great place to dine.
After lunch, continue on bus route #7 and you will reach one of the most beautiful snorkeling beaches in Bermuda, the Church Bay Beach
which is also one of our top favorites.
Church bay Bermuda
Like the Horseshoe bay, this is also another jewel in Southampton. The beach park is at the top of a small hill. A road from the park leads down to this wonderful Church bay beach.
Take bus #7 again towards western Sandys. If you can make it by 3 p.m. (difficult though with all the activities and enjoyment in the beaches), try to drop in at the Heydon Trust
Park and Chapel. The church is the smallest in Bermuda and was built in the early 1600s. At 3 p.m. (other than on Sundays) Gregorian Chants are still held in the church that you can attend. Even otherwise you can stop by. This is a beautiful and one of the largest parks in Bermuda with excellent view of the waters.
Take bus #7 again for the Royal Naval Dockyard
. The Dockyard was originally built by the British in early 1800s. It has come a long way since and today other than being a port, it has grwon to be a large complex with many historical buildings, museums and attracions.
Kings Wharf Dockyard
Some of the key tourist attractions within dockyard includes:
Finally after a long tiring day, try Frog & Onion Pub
located inside the dockyard complex itself, if you like to take some drinks followed by dinner.
If you are getting back to Hamilton or St George, ferries would have stopped plying by now. So, your options would be to take a taxi or a bus to get back.
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