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 near the heart of Warwick Parish, Astwood Cove is on the South West edge of Bermuda. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying very close. Bermuda's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Astwood Cove is a little bit further from the crowds, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

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.

If you're thinking about eating lunch here, consider that their picnic tables make it even easier.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Astwood Cove. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. 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.

With that said, try to see that even if there fortunately are at least one or two conveniences on-site while at Astwood Cove, it can be located inside a popular area that can get crowded. With this in mind, if you're sure that the amenities influence your decision, it will be a good reason to make it there earlier in the morning before the crowds do or perhaps even going to a more secluded beach away from the major areas. Otherwise, it's possible you may not completely enjoy the amenities which this beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Bermuda; it will be near other attractions like Belmont Hills Golf Club, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Bermuda Historical Society Museum. It's located relatively close to Astwood Cove, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Bermuda. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
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

Cities and Towns

Astwood Cove is close to Hamilton, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Astwood Cove visitors looking for additional places to explore should think about checking out Hamilton, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity. From Astwood Cove, Hamilton is a quick trip away, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Visitors looking for a hotel room close to the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing those listed below.

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, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Blu Bar and Grill. This restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood and steak. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Bermuda, so Astwood Cove is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Alexandras Beach, situated within cab range of the beach. Others might prefer Jobson's Cove, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a mile to the south west.

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

Bermuda has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Astwood Cove offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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