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 toward the center of Warwick Parish, Astwood Cove is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Astwood Cove is one of those beaches that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, even though it's in a fairly popular area.

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.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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.

However, try to be sensitive to the fact that even though visitors here find at least one or two comforts on location while at Astwood Cove, it is located inside an area popular among tourist. Unless you do not mind crowds, it's a good idea to plan your visit out for times when there are less people, such as showing up first thing in the morning. If you come later, it's possible you may find all those comforts becoming too busy.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on the South West coast of Bermuda; the area is home to other attractions such as Belmont Hills Golf Club, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Bermuda, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Sessions House, which is two and a half miles away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 1.4 mi. W Bermuda
Desmond Fountain Gallery Art Gallery 1.5 mi. NE 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

Cities and Towns

Astwood Cove guests hoping to find some additional excitement might want to consider heading to Hamilton, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda. From the coast, Hamilton is a quick trip away, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests trying to find a hotel room near Astwood Cove will find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area. You will find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's shown in the following table.

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
Wharf 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

If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far away. One of the closest restaurants is Blu Bar and Grill. This restaurant serves American cuisine. They are also known for their seafood and steak. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Bermuda besides Astwood Cove.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, found within the range of a taxi. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Jobson's Cove. You'll find it a mile to the south west.

Vacationers may also want to visit Marley Beach, which is located a few hundred yards away.

Bermuda has so much to offer, and Astwood Cove is just one of the many options.

 

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