Chaplin Bay

Chaplin Bay features a small beach that is connected to the Stonehole and Jobson's Bays and is typically uncrowded. The beach is marked by its large coral wall that extends above the water and into the beach. A trail from this small beach leads to the nearby South Shore Park.

Located toward the southern outskirts of Warwick Parish, Chaplin Bay is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should pay a visit to Chaplin Bay. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach

Chaplin Bay is accessible by foot, bicycle, vehicle through the South Shore Park. A car park is located off of South Road across from Warwick Camp in the South Shore Park.

Amenities and Ambiance

Chaplin Bay, to the east of Horseshoe Bay, remains small and secluded. The beach completely disappers during storms and high tides, so make sure to check before going. The waters are a little rough but still safe for swimming close to the shore. The area's most prominent feature is its unusual coral wall that stretches above the waters and across the beach, essentially splitting the beach in two.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Chaplin Bay because there are public restrooms. Usually Chaplin Bay has a sparse amount of people on its shores. Many guests come to look at the coral wall and then go back to South Shore Park or the neighboring Horseshoe Bay Beach at high tide.

Keep in mind that the region in which Chaplin Bay is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, which means you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Bermuda; the area hosts attractions such as Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club, which is three quarters of a mile to the northwest.

If you want to learn more about the history of Bermuda, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Sessions House, which is a short cab ride away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Chaplin Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 0.8 mi. NW Bermuda
Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course 0.8 mi. W Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 1.1 mi. N Bermuda
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.2 mi. W Bermuda
Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 1.7 mi. NE Bermuda
Desmond Fountain Gallery Art Gallery 2.6 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Golf Academy Golf Course 2.9 mi. W Bermuda
Maria Ever's Smith Gallery Art Gallery 3.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 3.1 mi. NE Bermuda
Picturesque Gallery Art Gallery 3.1 mi. NE Bermuda
Crisson & Hind Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.1 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda National Gallery Art Museum 3.2 mi. NE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Chaplin Bay is very close to Hamilton, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Guests visiting Chaplin Bay who are seeking some additional excitement might consider heading to Hamilton, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda. From the beach, Hamilton is a quick trip away, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it usually isn't all that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For visitors hoping to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest options to Chaplin Bay.

Accommodations near Chaplin Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fairmont Southampton 0.7 mi. W Resort
Longtail Cliffs Apartments 0.8 mi. NE Hotel
Granaway Guest House & Cottages 1.4 mi. NNE Hotel
The Reefs 1.5 mi. W Resort
Surf Side Beach Club 1.9 mi. ENE Hotel
Watercolours 1.9 mi. NE B & B
Fourways Inn & Cottages 2.0 mi. NE Hotel
Wharf Executive Suites Hotel 2.1 mi. NE Hotel
Coral Beach & Tennis Club 2.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Salt Kettle House 2.3 mi. NE Guest house


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. Bacci is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Italian cuisine. Visitors often rave about their pasta. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Chaplin Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bacci (866) 540-4497 Italian Fine Dining 0.7 mi. W
Jasmine Lounge (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. W
Ocean Club (866) 540-4497 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. W
The Dock (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. W
The Newport (866) 540-4497 Contemporary Informal 0.7 mi. W
Waterlot Inn (866) 540-4497 Continental Fine Dining 0.7 mi. W
Wickets (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. W
Windows on the Sound (866) 540-4497 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. W
Buzz n'Go Warwick (441) 236-3021 American Very Casual -- --
Island Spice (441) 238-7944 -- -- -- --
The Dining Room (441) 238-8679 Caribbean, European, International -- 1.2 mi. W
Henry VIII (441) 238-1977 British Informal 1.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, Chaplin Bay is just one of many beaches you might like on Bermuda.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Alexandras Beach, located only a taxi trip away from the shore. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Stonehole Bay is just right. It's found about a hundred yards to the northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Warwick Long Bay, located a few hundred yards to the northeast. Warwick Long Bay is the perfect island escape for travelers seeking peace and quiet. Set in a pristine natural environment with calm, clear waters and an exquisite coral reef, the area is perfect for exploring and relaxing. There aren't any facilities other than bathrooms, however, so visitors will want to bring all the essentials, including food and drinks.

Maybe Chaplin Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Bermuda offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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