Last Updated: January 10, 2017
The Beach House at Blackbeard's Bermuda $$, Caribbean, Seafood
Located next to the St. Catherine's Fort
in St. George's and over looking the Achilles Bay, The Beach House at Blackbeard's is a casual and friendly restaurant and bar. It is part of the St. George's Club but open to public. If you are visiting the fort, plan it out in such a way that you can dine here while watching the stunning sunset on Achilles Bay
. Not many visitors know about it. But it's quite popular to the locals. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner on all days of the week (April to November).
The restaurant was earlier known as Blackbeard's Hideout. Why so? There is a story that one Edward Teach, better known as the Blackbeard, used this place to hide from the Governor of North Carolina in the 18th century. He and his men came here and anchored their ship and had a great time in the blue waters of the Achilles Bay. While no one knows what happened to them and where they went from here, the restaurant that came up on the beach of Achilles Bay was named as Blackbeard's Hideout.
When we entered the restaurant, at first we felt that it required some maintenance and polishing. However, as we started enjoying the ambience and the friendly casual atmosphere, some nice seafood and cocktails, and then a mind blowing view of the sunset, the experience started to change. I think the location of the restaurant is one of the best in Bermuda.
Update 2012: The restaurant has been renovated and transformed. It looks quite chic now. From it's earlier name of Blackbeard's Hideout, it has been renamed to The Beach House at Blackbeard's. It gives you a feel of a personal beach house.
You can get down the stairs and reach the tiny but beautiful beach on the Achilles Bay and even have your drinks on the beach itself. Bermuda Fish chowder which is a thick soup prepared with ground fish head and laced with black rum and sherry peppers is a nice way to start. Other nice starters include Fresh Oyster on half shell or the jumbo scallops wrapped in crispy bacon (called the cannon balls).
Some of the nice main courses includes seafood platter, grilled wahoo or the red snapper dishes, or sizzler steak topped with fried onions and garlic butter. The rack of lamb coated with mustard crust is also quite popular here.
They also have nice selection of wine. A glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc as we watched the sunset was unforgettable. If you are looking for quick bites, you also get items like rolls, Fish & Chips etc.
The restaurant is open on all seven days a week in summer season (12noon - 11:30pm). Serves lunch and dinner. It usually remains closed during the low season (November - March).
Location and Contact
The St. George’s Club, 6 Rose Hill
5 Coot Pond Road, Located next to Fort St. Catherine's, St. George's Parish
A free shuttle is offered to pick you up from or return you to St. George's Club
or the old town pier.
Phone: 441/297-1200 Ext. 367 or 297-1400
Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Virginia Mcgovern (July 2016)
Thank you for your site. We are arriving on the 3rd of August via the Breakaway and I've booked a dinner reservation at 7:15 at The Beach House. I've been reading the ferry and bus schedules and there doesn't appear to be any that would be running around 9:00 or so to get us back to the ship. Can you tell me if the taxi's run at that our and if so what the fare might be for 4 from the restaurant back to the Royal Dock Yard.
Thank you again for all the information you provide here. Oh two other questions. Can we use the beach area near the restaurant? Or should we go to Tobacco Bay beach or Achilles Bay. And what is the dress code for the Beach House. Thanks again...
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2016
Yes you can get taxis. Ask the restaurant staff and they can call one for you. Small taxi fare from Beach House at Blackbeard's to Dockyard would be around $90 and will take about 1hr 15mins. You can use the beach here (Achille's bay), but note public beaches in Bermuda close after sunset. Dress code is smart casual.