Bermuda is a much-loved destination for everyone: couples and families, adventure-seekers and people who want to experience the local culture. With so much to see in Bermuda, is it any wonder the island is such a popular tourist trap? However you want to spend your vacation in this beautiful destination, there are plenty of unmissable places you simply must see while you're in Bermuda.
- Horseshoe Bay
- Jobson’s Cove
- Tobacco Bay
- St Peter’s Church
- Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse
- Fort Hamilton
- Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
- Crystal Caves
- Cooper’s Island
- Royal Naval Dockyard
- Railway Trail
- Golf Courses
- The Swizzle Inn
Bermuda is home to 34 breathtaking beaches, all with spectacular coastal views. Go for a refreshing ocean dip, soak up the sun or enjoy a sunset stroll through the pink sand on these luxurious beaches.
1. Horseshoe Bay
One of the most 'Instagrammed' beaches in the world, a trip to Horseshoe Bay is a must for visitors. The beach’s curve is where Horseshoe Bay gets its name and it’s understandably so popular because of the famous pink sand you can sink your feet into there.
2. Jobson’s Cove
Jobson’s Cove is a postcard-perfect, mini cove in Warwick. Steep limestone and volcanic rock walls encircle the beach and feature Bermuda’s iconic pink sand and shallow turquoise waters. It’s no wonder snorkelers frequent this site during the day and as the sun starts to set, the beach is a popular proposal spot.
3. Tobacco Bay
Named after the wild tobacco found growing near the beach in the 1600s, Tobacco Bay is another popular snorkeling beach. Frequent events, stunning waters, changing and bathroom facilities and a restaurant and bar for evening visits means this beach has everything visitors could want.
Bermuda is home to many amazing landmarks and historical sites, thanks to its diverse heritage. From churches built by the first settlers to unused military forts, nature spots and feats of engineering and architecture - Bermuda has too many landmarks to list.
4. St Peter’s Church
Established in 1612, St Peter’s Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in St George’s. St Peter’s is the oldest used Protestant church in the New World and the oldest surviving Anglican church still in use outside of the British Isles.
5. Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse
Built in 1844, this lighthouse was one of the first in the world to be made of cast-iron. It’s also located on one of the highest hills on the island, making up for its shorter-than-average height. The lighthouse sits 108 meters above sea level and is the perfect place to take in the island’s stunning views. Visit Gibb's Hill Lighthouse to clear your mind and see Bermuda from a new perspective.
6. Fort Hamilton
Journey through underground tunnels, experience lush gardens and see the breathtaking panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour, all in Fort Hamilton’s grounds. Built in 1870 by the British, Fort Hamilton never saw battle and has since transformed into a well-manicured slice of paradise, brimming with nature and wildlife.
Unbelievable Nature Spots
Bermuda is overflowing with stunning beauty spots, natural wonders, coastal sights and nature reserves. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous nature the island has to offer and make sure you don’t miss seeing these unique places.
7. Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
Spittal Pond - known previously as Brackish Pond or Peniston's Pond - is one of the island’s many stunning nature spots. It’s one of the seven Ramsar Sites in Bermuda, which means it’s a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
This nature reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary on the island. Its lush greenery, pink algae bloom, wildlife and lagoon make up its breathtaking views. This is an unmissable spot for nature lovers.
8. Crystal Caves
Bermuda’s beauty isn’t just reserved for its beautiful above-ground sights. Explore the magical underbelly of this paradise and venture into the otherworldly Crystal Caves. Discovered by accident in 1905 by two children playing nearby, the sparkling Crystal Cave is one of Bermuda’s many natural wonders and is the largest cave system on the island.
9. Cooper’s Island
This serene nature reserve has been open to the public since 1995 and is popular due to its well-kept and picturesque scenes. Not only does this wooded reserve have forests and walking trails, but it’s also home to multiple beautiful public beaches, including Turtle Bay and Clearwater Beach. It’s a nature reserve, so if you bring something with you, make sure you take it home.
Many vacationers aim to try new things and take time for relaxing during their well-deserved getaways. However you do that, we’re sure there’s a landmark or destination to see in Bermuda to help you relax.
10. Royal Naval Dockyard
Unwind with some retail therapy at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Located in Sandys, the Royal Naval Dockyard is a popular port for passing cruise ships. The dockyard is home to plenty of attractions, restaurants and shops to spend a day enjoying, but it also has a rich history.
11. Railway Trail
A popular route for walkers and cyclists, Bermuda’s Railway Trail follows the now-disused tracks of Bermuda’s former railway. The trail runs the island’s length and follows an abandoned railbed, offering brilliant local wildlife views that overlook the coast.
12. Golf Courses
Boasting the highest concentration of golf courses in the world, Bermuda is home to nine stunning courses situated across the island. All of Bermuda’s fantastic courses have something to offer golf enthusiasts, but the best course for lovers of the sport is Turtle Hill Golf Club. With ocean views and 18 par-3 holes, this 2,684-yard course was crowned the winner of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play Golf” three times.
The Bermuda Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour that debuted in October/November 2019 as part of the 2020 season. The tournament is played at the Port Royal Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, in Southampton Parish, Bermuda. This year it’ll be held October 25th – 31st, 2021.
13. The Swizzle Inn
Home of the Rum Swizzle’s most modern incarnation - Bermuda’s favourite cocktail - The Swizzle Inn is steeped in history. Celebrate your vacation like a local and try an authentic Bermudian Rum Swizzle at the island’s oldest pub. Visit the Swizzle Inn for the history and stay for the delicious food and drink.
The beautiful island is packed full of culture, history, architecture and fun. Although we’ve listed some of the top unmissable places to see, there’s still more to discover.
Whether you’re a history buff, a thrillseeker or a nature-lover, there's something for everyone on this sub-tropical paradise. Make sure you have the best Bermuda vacation with our free lifestyle guide, detailing everything you need to know so you can enjoy your Bermuda getaway.
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