Bailey's Bay

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Bailey's Bay features a small beach directly off of North Shore Road. The area is fairly small and visitors are limited to locals. Shallow water makes for a decent swimming location and the area is guarded by private villas and the offshore Bay Island.

Located in Henrys Hill, 5.3 miles northeast of Hamilton, Bailey's Bay is on the North East coast of Bermuda. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Although Bailey's Bay is not the most secluded beach on Bermuda, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible directly off of North Shore Road. Drivers will have to be resourceful to find parking, as the area is largely comprised of local housing.

Amenities and Ambiance

The area is quite small, providing a thin stretch of tan sand. The road stretches along the right side of the island, while the left side contains a hill with trees and rocks. The water itself is calm and clear, making for decent swimming.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Bailey's Bay happens to be located in a major tourist area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Bailey's Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North East coast of Bermuda. It's located near Coney Island Park, which is situated three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions like Ferry Island Fort provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Bailey's Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Bermuda's past, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shore will be found just a quick cab ride or walk from this place of historical interest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bailey's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coney Island Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.8 mi. NE Bermuda
Bailey's Bay Cricket Club Sporting Event Venue 0.8 mi. SSW Bermuda
Evans, Amy & Vaughan Art Gallery 0.8 mi. SSW Bermuda
Otto Trott Art Studio Art Gallery 0.8 mi. SSW Bermuda
Ferry Island Fort Historical Site 1.0 mi. NNE Bermuda
Martello Tower Historical Site 1.0 mi. NNE Bermuda
Tucker's Point Golf Course 1.7 mi. SE Bermuda
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo Aquarium 2.0 mi. SSW Bermuda
Mid Ocean Golf Club Golf Course 2.1 mi. SE Bermuda
Portuguese Rock Historical Site 2.6 mi. S Bermuda
Verdmont Museum 2.9 mi. SSW Bermuda
Castle Island Historical Site 3.0 mi. E Castle Island

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Bailey's Bay who are hoping to find a little additional excitement might want to think about heading over to St. George, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity. From the coast, St. George is a fairly short distance away, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


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. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Travelers looking for a hotel room near Bailey's Bay won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from in the vicinity. Find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Bailey's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grotto Bay Beach Resort 0.6 mi. ENE Resort
Rosewood Tucker's Point 1.5 mi. ESE Resort
Pink Beach Club 2.0 mi. SSE Resort
The Mid Ocean Club 2.2 mi. SE Resort
Mazarine by the Sea 4.9 mi. SW Guest house
Que Sera 4.9 mi. SW Guest house
Little Pomander Guest House 5.0 mi. SW Guest house
The Hamiltonian Hotel & Island Club 5.0 mi. SW Hotel
Erith Guest House 5.1 mi. SW Hotel
Windsong 5.4 mi. SW Hotel


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Tony's Fine Foods. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Bailey's Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tony's Fine Foods (441) 293-3354 -- -- 0.3 mi. NE
Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour (441) 293-8605 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Pizza House Restaurant (441) 293-8465 Italian -- -- --
Buzz n'Go Crawl Hill (441) 293-0777 American Very Casual 0.9 mi. SW
The Point Restaurant & Terrace (441) 298-4077 Eclectic, International Fine Dining 1.4 mi. SE
Sur Mer (441) 298-6990 French Informal 1.5 mi. ESE
Sul Verde (441) 298-6983 Italian -- 1.7 mi. SE
Indigo -- -- -- 2.1 mi. SSW
Cafe Boulevard (441) 293-1321 -- -- 2.4 mi. ENE
Foxy's Cafe (441) 293-8869 -- -- -- --
Buzz n'Go Collector's Hill (441) 232-2002 American Very Casual 3.2 mi. SSW
Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext. 331 Continental Fine Dining 3.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Bermuda besides Bailey's Bay.

Another location you may want to try is Shelly Bay, located a mile and a half to the south west. You wont have a problem finding a sunny or shady spot to relax in at Shelly Bay beach. This gorgeous coast

Bermuda has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Bailey's Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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