Bermuda Things to Do Tips by easterntrekker
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Tobacco Bay Beach
If you walk from St George's past the Unfinished Church towards Fort St Catherine's you'll discover Tobacco Beach . If you don't want to walk catch one of the St George’s Minibus Service’s vehicles.
The bay is protected by Daliesque limestone rock formations and good for snorkeling with colourful tropical fish like parrotfish and sergeant majors. The calm, relatively shallow water has good visibility and is ideal for children.
It can go from no people to lots of people in minutes depending on wether or or not a cruise ship is in!!
Address: St George's
A typical Hamilton scene
Hamilton is such a beautiful city . All pink and white and waterfront blue .One of our greatist pleasures was just to sit on a balcony on Front St and enjoy the sites below.
There are often cruise ships in harbour so there can be quite a bit of bustle at times , but it only adds to the cities festive spirit.
There are lots of old type Pubs to visit like The Hog Penny ,a wide range of restaurants and some nice shopping .
St Peter's Church. St George's
Located in St George's, St Peter’s Church is believed to be the oldest continually used Anglican church in the Western hemisphere. The originally built in 1612 from Bermuda cedar , just three years after a British vessel, bound for Jamestown, Virginia, washed onto Bermuda’s reefs during a storm. The crew and passengers, became the first inhabitants of Bermuda.
Close to the back entrance of the church you can also find a 500-year old cedar tree; its branches once bore the church’s bell.
Address: St George's
At The Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum is a really worthwhile stop when exploring Bermuda.The Keep
Separated from Dockyard proper by its massive bastions, the six-acre Keep is an enclave within an enclave. This enormous fortress, the largest in Bermuda, is the home of Bermuda Maritime Museum. Once the citadel of the Royal Naval Dockyard, the Keep was a proud symbol of British naval might, built to guard–in conjunction with other forts–the entire naval base against attack, whether by land or sea, and to be an arsenal.
It is located at the Royal Naval Dockyard, it includes eight historic exhibit buildings, the Commissioner’s House and the popular Dolphin Quest facility.
The buildings house a wide array of maritime, social and military exhibits. There is a selection of historic vessels, and the sea views from the Ramparts are truly breath-taking.
Don't forget the stop by the see the Dolphins , as part of your museum visit.
Every day 9:30am–5pm. Last admission 4pm.
Closed December 25.
Address: Dockyard , Bermuda
Entrance to Fort St Catherines
The original Fort ( of wood ) dates back to 1612 and has been rebuilt several times.
Today it is a massive fortification complete with a moat, drawbridge, ramparts and a maze of tunnels. It is used as a museum containing period weapons, and replicas of Britain's crown jewels. An audiovisual presentation focuses on the many forts located around Bermuda.
Admission is $5.00
There is mini bus from the town square or you can walk in about 25 minutes.
Address: 1 Barry Road, St Georges
When you visit St Geeorge's make sure you stop by the unfinished church. It was planned as a replacement for St Peter's Church and construction was started in the 1870s. It was never completed for a variety of reasons including , infighting , financial problems and a damaging storm . It's a wonderful , mystical Gothic structure and the ruins are a protected historic monument and part of the St. George's World Heritage Site.
Bus route 1, 3, 10, 11
Address: Head of Duke of Kent Street, St. George's
Directions: On the way to Foet St Catherine's
This is a beautiful quiet beach with fine sand and good for swimming. The only drawback is there are no facilities , so plan accordingly! There is Mickey D's on the beach for lunch and dinner ....a little expensive , but you can use there change rooms and toilets.
If you don't want a crowd this is definitly the spot!!
Address: South Shore, off South Road, Paget Parish
Horseshoe Bay Beach
Horseshoe Bay is a busy and beautiful beach. Unsurprisingly its pink sands are shaped like a horseshoe. It also boasts more facilities than any other public beach in Bermuda. There’s a concession that rents snorkelling equipment, beach chairs and umbrellas, and snack bar. There are also showers, change rooms .
Horseshoe Bay can get extremely crowded especially when the cruise ships are in town.
There’s also a bus stop at the entrance and as nothing is very far away in Bermuda , it is only a short drive from Hamilton. ( If you don't want to climb the hill back to the street , there's a shuttle for $1.00 to take you to the top!!)
Address: Southhampton Parish, off South Road
When you visit Dockyards be sure to visit the Dolphins at Dolphin Quest. They are so entertaining and seem to enjoy doing their tricks. I just love the sounds these magnificant animals make.
We saw them as part of our admission to the museum but you can get in the water with them as well .
Address: Royal Naval Dockyard
Better than Disneyland
I've been to so many caves all around the world but I have to say we really enjoyed our visit to the Crystal Caves.
It's easy to get there as the bus stops right in front and for $15.00 it's well worth the visit.
There are an easy 83 steps up and down ( feels like less).
They are so beautiful ....snowy white and reflect in the clear 55 feet deep lwater below .What you're looking at are magnificent crystal stalactites and stalagmites .Formations on the bottom are clearly visible.
There's a footpath bridge over so the whole affect is quite stunning.
There is a second cave as well called Fantasy Cave and if you combine the two caves you get a discounted price of $22.00.
Open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, last tour is at 4:30pm
Address: Wilkinson Avenue, Bailey’s Bay
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