Astwood Cove

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Nature lovers will really enjoy the secluded atmosphere of this cove for picnics, nature walks, and lounging on the shore; and although the waters can get a little rough, Astwood Cove is also a great spot for snorkeling. The more accessible Marley Beach lies to the east, guaranteeing that the area will be limited to more advance swimmers/nature lovers.

Located in Warwick Parish, Astwood Cove is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Many of the beaches on Bermuda are quiet and secluded, but Astwood Cove is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible via a dramatic, steep path, so the area is only recommended for those that are physically able. Cars can park on the eastern side of the cove, which extends off of South Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Astwood Cove is a small little beach tucked back off South Shore Road. The winding road is steep but it leads to a stunning haven comprised of a rocky cove and a small beach in a lush natural setting. The waters can be a rough sometimes but they are great for snorkeling. Bring along picnic supplies and walking shoes for exploring the unspoiled nature trails that border the beach.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

Restrooms are available at Astwood Cove. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. Seclusion is the main attraction at Astwood Cove. The refreshing shade from the trees at this remote beach will be your only companion as you enjoy its soft sands and sparkling waters.

Bear in mind that the area right around Astwood Cove is highly urbanized, meaning the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the South West coast of Bermuda; this area boasts other attractions such as Belmont Hills Golf Club, which is not very far away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Bermuda Historical Society Museum, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Astwood Cove
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 0.9 mi. N Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 0.9 mi. NW Bermuda
Maria Ever's Smith Gallery Art Gallery 1.9 mi. NE Bermuda
Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course 1.9 mi. WSW Bermuda
Picturesque Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. NNE Bermuda
Crisson & Hind Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. NNE Bermuda
Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 2.2 mi. NNE Bermuda
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.3 mi. WSW Bermuda
Bermuda National Gallery Art Museum 2.3 mi. NNE Bermuda
Sessions House Historical Site 2.3 mi. NNE Bermuda
Bermuda Musical And Drama Society Dinner Show and Theater 2.3 mi. NNE Bermuda
Fort Hamilton Historical Site 2.5 mi. NNE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Astwood Cove is near Hamilton, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Those visiting Astwood Cove who are looking for some additional excitement might want to consider heading to Hamilton, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda. From the coast, Hamilton is a fairly short distance away, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is in a fairly popular tourist area, it is not typically all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For vacationers hoping to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Astwood Cove.

Accommodations near Astwood Cove
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Longtail Cliffs Apartments 0.3 mi. WSW Hotel
Surf Side Beach Club 0.8 mi. ENE Hotel
Granaway Guest House & Cottages 0.9 mi. NNW Hotel
Fourways Inn & Cottages 1.0 mi. NNE Hotel
Watercolours 1.1 mi. N B & B
Coral Beach & Tennis Club 1.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Inverurie Executive Suites Hotel 1.2 mi. N Hotel
Salt Kettle House 1.4 mi. N Guest house
Elbow Beach Club Resort 1.5 mi. NE Hotel
Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa 1.5 mi. NNE Resort

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Blu Bar and Grill. The restaurant has a menu featuring American cuisine. Many guests rave about their seafood and steak. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Astwood Cove
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blu Bar and Grill (441) 232-2323 American Fine Dining 0.9 mi. N
Buzz n'Go Warwick (441) 236-3021 American Very Casual -- --
Island Spice (441) 238-7944 -- -- -- --
Four Ways Inn Main Dining Room (441) 236-6517 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 1.0 mi. NNE
Seahorse Grill (441) 239-9303 -- -- 1.5 mi. NE
Blue Point Restaurant (441) 236-3535 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. NE
Sea Breeze (441) 232-3999 International Informal 1.5 mi. NE
Mickey's Bistro & Bar (441) 236-9107 Mediterranean Very Casual 1.5 mi. ENE
Beau Rivage (441) 232-8686 French Fine Dining 1.5 mi. NNE
Lido Restaurant (441) 236-9884 Mediterranean Informal 1.5 mi. ENE
Cafe Coco (441) 236-5416 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 1.6 mi. NE
Bacci (866) 540-4497 Italian Fine Dining 1.8 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Bermuda has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another location you might enjoy is Alexandras Beach, found within taxi range of the coast. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Jobson's Cove offers more action, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's found a mile to the south west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Marley Beach, located a few hundred yards to the east-northeast.

Perhaps Astwood Cove is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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