Bermuda Beyond the Beach
Collected by Sandy Allen, AFAR Local Expert
Just steps from Bermuda's pink sand and sapphire surf, travelers will find walking trails, caves, wildlife, and historic sites. Going beyond the beach in Bermuda gives visitors a chance to check out lighthouses, quiet garden retreats, and the shopping options of sweet scents, Bermuda shorts, designer apparel, and island art. For a really unique experience beyond Bermuda's beaches, how about a movie in a tiny stone tavern?
40 N Shore Rd, Flatts Village, Bermuda
Bermuda’s Atlantic Ocean address is a passing point for humpback whales on migration to feeding grounds in the north. Mid-March through the end of April is prime time for the viewing of these mammoth marine animals. Whale watching tours leave out...
8 Crystal Caves Road, Hamilton Parish CR 04, Bermuda
Along with pink sands and green golf courses, these subterranean grottoes are among Bermuda's iconic sites. First discovered in 1907 by the same family who still owns them, the caverns have spectacular crystal formations, crystalline pools, and...
Maritime Ln, Sandys MA 01, Bermuda
The first fortification to occupy this spot on the northern tip of Bermuda was built from wood in 1612; it was replaced just two years later by a stone structure. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this fort was rebuilt and expanded several more times...
Lighthouse Road, St Anne's Rd, Cross Bay SN 01, Bermuda
Built in 1846, this is one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. It was visited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, shortly after her coronation. For spectacular island and sea views, trek up the 185 steps to the lighthouse’s...
5 Water Street, St.George s 5 Water Street Town of, St.George's, Bermuda
Owned by the Bermuda National Trust, the Tucker House museum in St. George is a tribute to the prominent family that lived there during the 1700s. Henry Tucker was president of the Governor’s Council and had connections to Colonial Williamsburg in...
Whether you choose a museum of national treasures and priceless artifacts or a gallery where you can purchase original works of art, visiting the local art scene is a great way to connect with a place. Since 1985, Windjammer Gallery has displayed...
40 Crow Lane, Hamilton HM GX, Bermuda
The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute is a great place to dive into Bermuda’s seafaring past. In addition to showcasing Bermudian contributions to oceanography, the museum offers special presentations and displays on shipwrecks, fish and...
Stewart Hall 5 Queen Street, St George's GE 05, Bermuda
The abundance of tropical flowers and plant life flourishing along Bermuda’s sunny shores makes it a prime location for the creation of fabulous fragrances. The Bermuda Perfumery has been blending essential oils and floral essences into...
Railway Trail, Bermuda
Until 1948, a train traveled the length of Bermuda from east to west, some 22 miles. Just over 15 years later the process of converting the rail lines into a paved path for bikers and walkers began, and now 18 miles are open to the public. It is...
St.David's Lighthouse, Bermuda
St. David’s Lighthouse stands on the highest point on the eastern end of Bermuda at a total of 208 feet above sea level. Located on St. David’s Island, this stone structure is 55 feet tall and overlooks the South Shore. Built in 1879 to signal...
A.S.Cooper Building, Front St, Hamilton, Bermuda
Before you head out to try the best restaurants in Hamilton or grab a table to sip cocktails by the seashore, you may want an outfit for your culinary explorations. A.S. Cooper is a group of five main stores with several smaller outposts. The...
4 Freeport Rd, Sandys, Bermuda
Joy’s cultural interests go beyond music and live performances. One of her must-do recommendations for visitors to Bermuda is to go to the movies. “For the experience of a lifetime, watch a movie in Dockyard's Neptune Cinema, if only because...
6 Verdmont Lane, Bermuda
With four chimneys, three floors, and one of Bermuda’s finest cedar stairways, the Verdmont House Museum holds a collection of antique mahogany and cedar furniture as well as oil paintings, Chinese and English porcelain, and Georgian silver made...
Walsingham Lane, Bermuda
Walsingham Nature Reserve, known by locals as Tom Moore’s Jungle, is 12 acres of mangroves, caves, and pools of deep blue water. Within this area is the 1.5-acre Idwal Hughes Nature Reserve. Go hiking and birdwatching through forests of greenery...
Cedar Ridge Ln, North Shore Village, Bermuda
When you’re looking for a spot to relax in the shade, or just want to get away from the sun and sand for a while, take a stroll by the Bermuda Arboretum in Devonshire Parish. While not an organized garden, the Bermuda Arboretum has 22 acres of...
3 Burnaby St, Hamilton, Bermuda
Sign up for a private or group stand-up paddleboard, or SUP, yoga session. SUP yoga is the same as regular yoga, but performed on a paddleboard on the water. Don’t worry about balance. Those boards are wide. If you can stand up, you can SUP. Trust...
56 Wellington Slip Rd St Georges GE 02, Bermuda
Standing strong and serene upon a carpet of soft green grass, the weathered surface of the Unfinished Church has withstood both Mother Nature and Father Time. The Gothic Revival structure is located at the eastern end of Bermuda in St. George,...
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