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.

Positioned near the heart of Ireland Island South, 3.6 miles west-northwest of Hamilton, Black Bay is on the South West coast of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Although there are certainly more secluded beaches on Bermuda than Black Bay, it offers just enough privacy to attract vacationers.

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, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that the region in which Black Bay is located is rather congested, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Found on the South West coast of Ireland Island South; the area is home to other attractions such as Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery, which is a mile to the northeast of this spot.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Bermuda Maritime Museum. This museum is located one and a quarter miles to the northeast, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 very close to Somerset Village, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Black Bay guests seeking other interesting places to see will want to consider making the trip to Somerset Village, since it's not far away and is an especially active area of Bermuda.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty touristed area, it shouldn't be very difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you are wanting to get a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the closest accommodations to Black Bay.

Accommodations near Black Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
The Hamiltonian Hotel & Island Club 3.6 mi. E Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Freeport Seafood Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic food. You can find it less than a mile away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown 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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Black Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Snorkel Park Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.

Perhaps Black Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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