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.

Located 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 dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Many of the beaches on Bermuda are quiet and secluded, but Black Bay is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the immediate vicinity around Black Bay is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Black Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South West coast of Ireland Island South; it will be near other attractions like Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery, which is a mile away.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Bermuda Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found one and a quarter miles to the northeast, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest 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
Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 3.9 mi. ESE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Black Bay is in the Somerset Village area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tourists at Black Bay who are hoping to find other interesting places to see will want to consider making the trip to Somerset Village, which is not far away and is an active, busy area.


How many other people you encounter at Black Bay will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those looking to book a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the accommodations closest 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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from these sands. Freeport Seafood Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves eclectic food. It'll be found less than a mile away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

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

Ireland Island South has many nice beaches, so if Black Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Vacationers may also want to visit Snorkel Park Beach, located one and a quarter miles away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Black Bay could end up a family favorite.


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