Last Updated: May 18, 2016
Hop On & Hop Off Beach Minibus
For St. George & St. Davids
Several minibus services operate in summer on different routes and looping through several attractions including beaches and historical buildings, churches & forts. One such service is around the fringes of St. George while the other is to St. Davids island, both at the eastern end of Bermuda. This is not a guided tour, but once you buy a day ticket, you can hop on and hop off at any stop along the route and visit the places.
The bus services have been introduced by local businessmen who are mostly tour & activity operators and in collaboration with Bermuda Tourism Authority. St. David's was practically cut off due to lack of adequate public transportation and the beaches of St. George's either required tedious walks or taxi service. These minibus services are aimed to bridge those gaps and as expected, lot many tourists and islanders are now visiting this part of the island.
These shuttles are known as Beach Buses as beaches seem to be the main attractions on their routes.
St. George's Beach Bus - Route, Attractions, Schedule, Tickets
This minibus service operates daily between 10am to 6pm and every 30 minutes. Buy a day ticket and you can hop on and hop off along its circular route for the whole day. Day Tickets are available at Visitors Information Center at Kings Square, St. George. Ticket costs $6.
The circular loop covers the following points (the entire loop takes about 30 minutes):
1) Penno's Wharf (Ferry Terminal): This is mainly to pick up and drop tourists visiting St. George by ferry from dockyard. It is located at the western end of Water Street and short distance from the town square.
2) Kings Square
which is the town center of St. George with several attractions, restaurants and stores. From here the bus takes the Government Hill road.
3) The Unfinished Church
on top of the hill (on Government Hill Road) whose construction could not be completed. Its ruins are now part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4) Tobacco Bay Beach
- one of the most popular beaches in Bermuda hosting a Beach House (beach bar & restaurant), range of water sport activities and rentals, changing facilities & restrooms etc.
5) Next is the nearby Achilles Bay beach
(a small lovely beach with a restaurant - The Beach House) and Bermuda's largest historical fort which is also a museum - St. Catherine's Fort
. Right adjacent to the fort is another lovely beach known as St. Catherine's beach or Gates bay. From here the bus takes the scenic Barry road.
7) Gates Fort
on Cut Road - another historical fort built by the British in 1612.
8) St. George's Dinghy Club and opposite to it the watersports operator Just Add Water
. Then back to Kings Square and Penno's Wharf.
St. David's Beach Bus - Attractions, Route, Tickets
This is the second minibus service at the eastern end of Bermuda. It starts from Kings Square and covers the following places (you can hop on / hop off or simply ride by):
4) Clearwater Beach
and the adjacent Gombey’s Beach Bar, and then back to Kings Square, St. George.
You can get tickets from Visitors Information Center at Kings Square.
Round trip ticket costs $12 per adult (children under 12 are free).
Address: 32 Water Street, St. George. Phone: (441) 707 5000
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