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 in the southern part of Warwick Parish, Chaplin Bay is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Chaplin Bay is one part of Bermuda's coast which is rarely too crowded, but it's not totally void 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.

If you're not fond of dining in the sand, picnic tables can be found for you to eat on instead.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Chaplin Bay. 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.

Chaplin Bay including its choice of amenities are of course found inside a major tourist area. What this means is that if for you the amenities influence your decision, it will be an appropriate cause to show up in the morning well before the other tourists come or perhaps go to a different beach elsewhere. If not, you might lose the chance to fully use all the services that this beach has to offer.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Chaplin Bay on the South West coast of Bermuda; the area is home to other attractions such as Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historical attractions such as Sessions House offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Chaplin Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Bermuda, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this coastline is located three and a half miles from this site of historical significance.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Chaplin Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
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
Bermuda Musical And Drama Society Dinner Show and Theater 3.3 mi. NE Bermuda
Sessions House Historical Site 3.3 mi. NE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Chaplin Bay is in the Hamilton area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Tourists at Chaplin Bay who are looking for a little additional excitement will want to think about heading to Hamilton, which is in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Hamilton is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers trying to find a room not far from Chaplin Bay shouldn't have a tough time, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over those listed in the following table.

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
Inverurie 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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Bacci. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian food. They also specialize in pasta. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Bermuda, of course, so Chaplin Bay is just one of your options.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Alexandras Beach, situated just a cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Stonehole Bay could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located about a hundred yards to the northeast.

Another option worth considering is Warwick Long Bay, which is located only a short distance away. 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.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Bermuda, but visiting Chaplin Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Bermuda even more memorable.


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