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Everything You Need to Know About Bermuda Sightseeing

Written by Bermudiana Beach

10 | 05 | 21

Visiting Bermuda  |  
7 minute read

Bermuda. Home to world-famous pink-sand beaches, year-round subtropical weather and birthplace of the modern Dark n’ Stormy cocktail. This charming island and its vibrant culture have been a playground for vacationers ever since the 19th century. 

Many vacationers who visit the island fall in love with its fantastic views and breathtaking sights. Plan your sightseeing activities like a pro with our simple guide of everything you need to know about Bermuda sightseeing. Check them out below. 

Weather in Bermuda

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Bermuda is a popular tourist destination for many reasons, with one big factor being the island’s year-round good weather.

Temperatures in Bermuda start to rise into the 80s in March. However, visitors are known to visit all year round thanks to the island’s famously good weather. Bermuda’s subtropical climate means it’s never oppressively hot in the summer and remains lovely and mild in winter, spring and autumn.

The truth is, there’s never really a bad time to take a trip to the beautiful hidden gem that is Bermuda. If you're looking for warm temperatures and beach life, the most popular time to visit is between late April and mid-October. If you still want to enjoy good weather but get away from the snowy winters in northern US States and Canada, plan your vacation between November and February.

Seasonality and When to Visit

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Although the island sees visitors throughout the year, the season runs from April to October in Bermuda. For most vacationers, the most popular time to visit the island is between June and August which lines up with when most international schools finish for their summer vacation. 

If you want a month-by-month breakdown of what you can experience during your vacation in Bermuda, why not check out this blog? It covers everything from flight times, activities, landmarks to visit and much more.

Bermudiana Tip: If you visit in April, be sure to check out the Bermuda Peppercorn Ceremony, it's a historic event that takes place each year. It dates all the way back to the 1800s and involves the celebration of the annual rent of St. Georges being paid, which was a single peppercorn!

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Whenever you decide to get away and visit Bermuda, there are always exciting and interesting things to do. You'll quickly immerse yourself in its unique culture and what you can enjoy while you’re here in no time. For a complete Adventure Almanac, click here

Finding and Booking Sightseeing Adventures

It isn't hard to find beautiful spots to go sightseeing in Bermuda. In fact, the most difficult decision will be how you'll manage to fit all of these fantastic sights into one vacation!

The island is home to a wealth of stunning green spaces and natural beauty, historic landmarks and cultural experiences. In Bermuda, something unique to see is only ever a stone’s throw away. 

Take a look at our list of the best sightseeing activities in Bermuda to find the perfect activity for you and discover how to book your spaces. Foodies, biking enthusiasts, history buffs or nature lovers - whoever you are and whatever you enjoy, there’s a trip or activity for you. 

What to Bring

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As the saying goes, ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. Although you won’t need a suitcase full of supplies for your sightseeing adventures, there are some basic items we would recommend you bring with you.

Whether you visit one of the island’s nature reserves or a UNESCO World Heritage site, here's what we recommend you bring along: 

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses 
  • Reef-safe sunblock 
  • Comfortable shoes 
  • Water bottle for the free refill stations 
  • Camera to capture memories
  • Money, in case of emergency 
  • Any medications you may need 

Before you start to pack, make sure to check what your hotel or vacation home provides, as some vacation homes have many of these available for you to use. Have you booked your Bermuda vacation yet? Our packing guide can help you know exactly what to bring to make sure you have everything you need for an unforgettable island escape.

Sightseeing Destinations 

Now you know when to visit, what to bring and how to find sightseeing trips, it's time to find out exactly what is worth seeing in Bermuda? As we said, Bermuda has no end of stunning sights. They're waiting for you to experience them and snap a postcard-perfect picture. 

We’ve rounded up 13 of the most unmissable places to see in Bermuda and the best sightseeing activities that will leave you wanting more. To give you a taste of what Bermuda has to offer, take a look at our top three must-see sightseeing destinations for nature lovers, history buffs and visitors who want to live like a local. 

Nature Lovers 

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If you’re drawn to the beauty of the natural world and love nothing more than getting back to nature, Bermuda has plenty of sights for you to see. From nature reserves, secret coastal coves and serene pink-sand beaches, this island is filled with places for you to see. Our top picks include:

  • Jobson’s Cove, Warwick 
  • Crystal Caves, Hamilton Parish
  • Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, Smith’s
Bermudiana TipJobson’s Cove is a great spot for snorkeling with marine life frequenting the shallow waters. You’ll feel a world away from everyone and everything when you close your eyes and listen to the gentle sounds of the shore.

History Fans 

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Bermuda’s fascinating and vast history has created a vibrant and one-of-a-kind culture most visitors fall completely in love with. With so much history, the island is full of landmarks, buildings and locations steeped in historical significance. There are multiple museums on the island, but our top three historic sightseeing destinations on the island are all buildings or landmarks. Here they are:

  • St Peter’s Church, St George’s
  • Fort Hamilton, Pembroke
  • Mary Prince House, Devonshire
Bermudiana Tip: One way to appreciate the local charm is to shadow Hamilton's Town Crier, Ed Christopher, one of the island’s most well-known and knowledgeable local figures. He'll take you on a historical journey you'll never forget.

Local Life 

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Do you long to experience Bermuda life as if you were a local? Visit the places, eat the food and celebrate the holidays that make Bermuda so unique. Immerse yourself in the local culture and see the island through an authentic lens by visiting these key locations and events:

  • Swizzle Inn, Hamilton Parish
  • Bermuda Day Festival, island-wide
  • Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys
Bermudiana Tip: The Dark 'n Stormy is Bermuda's favorite cocktail and there's no better way to get into the swing of island life! Don't leave Bermuda without one. 
 

Experiencing exciting new things and creating treasured memories with loved ones is what a good vacation is all about. Bermuda is the perfect backdrop to your well-earned getaway. Do you want to make the most of your vacation to the island no matter when you visit? We have the perfect free guide for you. 

Discover More About Bermuda

Now that you know some of the best places to sightsee in Bermuda, figuring out when the best time to visit is up to you. From watching the whale migration in April or getting involved with the Gombey dance festival in October, there’s always something different to do on this island.

Download our 12 Months in Bermuda guide so that you don’t miss out on any other hidden gems Bermuda has to offer.

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