Black Bay

Black Bay is a small beach located on Ireland Island in Sandy's Parish. With peaceful waters and rough sand, the beach is a great place for sea glass hunting, though it is less than ideal for sunbathing. The area is quiet and mostly limited to locals, and can be accessed off of Cockburn Road.

Situated on Ireland Island South, 3.6 miles west-northwest of Hamilton, Black Bay is on the South West edge of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Although planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. You will find that beaches like Black Bay are some of the best options on Bermuda.

How to Access The Beach

Black Bay is close to the main road and is easily accessible by bus, foot, and car. Buses #7 and #8 pass the area. Drivers can utilize nearby vacant spots.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach at Black Bay is primarily available during low tide periods, disappearing completely during high tide. The water is shallow and clear, but also contains sharp rocks, so casual swimmers may wish to look elsewhere. The nearby Lagoon Park guarantees that the area will not be overcrowded and also makes for an excellent picnic spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Don't forget that Black Bay's immediate surroundings are highly urbanized, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Black Bay on the South West coast of Ireland Island South; this area boasts other attractions such as Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery, which is a mile to the northeast of this spot.

Historical attractions like Commissioner's House provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Black Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Bermuda, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shore will be found one and a quarter miles from this site of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Black Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery Art Gallery 1.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Dockyard Glasswork Art Gallery 1.1 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Clayworks Art Gallery 1.2 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Arts Centre At Dockyard Art Gallery 1.2 mi. NE Bermuda
Dolphin Quest Bermuda Dolphin Encounter Service 1.2 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Maritime Museum Museum 1.2 mi. NE Bermuda
Dockyard Playground Children's Attraction 1.2 mi. NE Bermuda
Commissioner's House Historical Site 1.3 mi. NE Bermuda
Fort Scaur Historical Site 2.6 mi. SW Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 3.8 mi. SE Bermuda
Bermuda Musical And Drama Society Dinner Show and Theater 3.8 mi. ESE Bermuda
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 3.8 mi. SSE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Black Bay is near Somerset Village, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Guests visiting Black Bay who are seeking some additional excitement might want to think about making the trip to Somerset Village, since it's close-by and is an especially active area of Bermuda.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Those trying to find a room not far from the beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. Find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Black Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Corals 1.1 mi. SW B & B
Cambridge Beaches Resort 1.3 mi. WSW Resort
Robin's Nest 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Hi-Roy Guest House 3.0 mi. E Guest house
Windsong 3.1 mi. E Hotel
Fordham Hall 3.4 mi. ESE Guest house
Royal Palms Hotel 3.5 mi. ESE Hotel
Edgehill Manor Guest House 3.5 mi. ESE Guest house
Mazarine by the Sea 3.6 mi. E Guest house
Rosemont Apartments 3.6 mi. ESE Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Freeport Seafood Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic food. You can find it less than a mile away.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Black Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Freeport Seafood Restaurant (441) 234-1692 Eclectic Informal 0.9 mi. NE
Nannini Haagen Dazs (441) 234-2474 -- -- 1.0 mi. NE
Cafe Amici (441) 234-5009 Italian -- 1.0 mi. NE
The Dockyard Pastry Shop (441) 331-5561 European Very Casual 1.1 mi. NE
Bone Fish (441) 234-5151 Caribbean, Mediterranean Very Casual -- --
Frog & Onion (441) 234-2900 British, European Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Hammerhead's Bar and Grill (441) 234-6989 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Breezes at Cambridge Beaches (441) 234-0331 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. WSW
Arabian Palace (441) 234-2655 -- -- -- --
Cool Pleasures Ice-Cream (441) 333-2665 -- -- -- --
Misty's Take Out (441) 234-2449 -- -- -- --
New Traditions Restaurant (441) 234-3770 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Ireland Island South, so if Black Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also want to visit Snorkel Park Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Bermuda, but Black Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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