A Beautiful Beach in Bermuda
Jobson's Cove is a beautiful and secluded small beach surrounded by cliffs and is almost completely separated from the sea. The beach is on the south shore, located in Warwick parish
and adjacent to Warwick long Bay
The beach is named after William Jobson who was an early settler of 17th century and owned this area. It's a very popular beach among both locals and visitors, particularly with families and children.
This picture-perfect beach with its pink sands, gentle waves and calm waters gives the feel of a serene hideaway. It's also an ideal place to relax and picnic.
The enormous fringing rocks made of limestone and hardened volcanic lava do an amazing job of blocking out the constant breeze. So unlike most other beaches, the wind is quite calm at Jobson's cove.
The rocks also keep the water calm in the cove, and the shallow water here is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. This bay is like a small protected natural pool.
You can easily swim up to the massive rock that divides Jobson's cove from Warwick long bay. The water is crystal clear and you can easily see the sandy bottom.
For most part, the water is quite shallow. In fact from the beach one can almost walk across to the opening on the sea. The water is about 2m (that is 6 1/2 ft.) deep for a long way out into the bay.
Jobson's Cove Imagery
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Kids can enjoy snorkeling here and watch the array of tropical fish among the reef. Most common to see are the parrot fish between the rocks. Itís almost like an aquarium out there. But you will see more fish if you go near the opening of the cove.
But, you need to be careful here. The water from the open see keeps pushing through the hole. I would advice not to attempt to go through the hole unless you are a seasoned swimmer. The gushing water may push you to the rocks on the sides.
Jobson's Cove is connected by a sandy trail to several other lovely beaches of South Shore. Adjacent to Jobson's Cove to its east (left as you face the water) is Warwick Long Bay Beach
Towards west the trail goes all the way to Horseshoe Bay Beach. Many beach lovers walk along this wonderful South Shore Trail
and enjoy the lovely South Shore Beaches. Horse riders also often use this trail.
There are no toilets or restroom facilities here. But it takes only a short walk along the beach trail to Warwick Long Bay western entrance where you can toilet facilities.
A concession stand at Warwick Long Bay Entrance also sells light snacks and offers snorkel gears on rent during the summers.
How to reach Jobson's Cove
Visit the Beach Map
to view the location of Jobsons Cove and several other great beaches.
Bus #7 (which runs between Dockyard and Hamilton) stops at Warwick long Bay beach west-side entrance (about 40 minutes from Dockyard). You need to get off here.
There is a short sandy pathway from the main road to the beach and from there a sandy trail towards west (i.e. toward right as you face the water) leads to Jobson's Cove. It's hardly 200 meters walk.
There is also a paved pathway from the main road at the western end of Warwick Long Bay beach. At the end of it there is a car park and you can take a short walk from there to Jobson's Cove towards west.
By Raj Bhattacharya
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Rima Ansari (July 2015)
Hello, I'm coming to Bermuda by Royal Caribbean with my 2 year old son. I really want to see Jobson Cove. Does this beach/area have changing areas and toilets? Is it suitable for toddlers? Thank you.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2015
Hi, there are no changing facilities or toilets at Jobson's cove. However you can walk down to the adjacent Warwick Long Bay beach to avail the facilities. Although the cove is child friendly, toddlers should always be held by hand.
Fran Chadwick (May 2013)
Was just in Bermuda May 8-14 with my two gal pals. We spent Sunday on the beach at Jobson's cove. It was the most beautiful place and we loved it. Was very windy that day and the water was actually a bit rough but it did not stop us from going in. A very special spot on your beautiful Island and we can't wait to return next year.
By June Foy
In 1955 my husband was in the Air Force and our family was posted to Bermuda, with the Hurricane Hunters there. We loved to take our three little girls, ages 4, 3 and 2 to this cove where they were able to play in the shallow tide. They are now in their 50's but still have wonderful memories of this place and our time there.