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 Warwick Parish, Chaplin Bay is on the South West edge of Bermuda. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Chaplin Bay stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of Bermuda's urban areas. Other nearby beaches you'll come across on Bermuda may be just as pretty, but are usually busier because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

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.

Enjoy the use of picnic tables——a perk even for those who don't want to dine here.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. 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.

Still, please see that even if you will be able to find (BLANK) comforts available while at Chaplin Bay, it can be found within a major tourist area. This means that if for you the amenities are a deciding factor, naturally, it's a good motivator to show up earlier in the morning prior to when the crowds or perhaps go to a different beach further away. If you do not, you may run the risk of all the amenities becoming overwhelmed.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South West coast of Bermuda. Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club is located three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Bermuda Historical Society Museum. This museum is relatively near Chaplin Bay, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If a visit to the Chaplin Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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
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

Cities and Towns

Chaplin Bay is close to Hamilton, so walking the city is a definite option. Chaplin Bay visitors looking for additional places to explore might want to think about making the trip to Hamilton, which is close-by and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Hamilton is a quick trip away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Those looking to find a hotel room not far from the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from nearby. You will find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's listed in the table below.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Bacci. The restaurant features Italian food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their pasta. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

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, you'll find other beaches besides Chaplin Bay on Bermuda.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, located only a cab ride away from the coast. More active guests, though, may be interested in Stonehole Bay, which could provide more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located about a hundred yards to the northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Warwick Long Bay, which is 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.

While Bermuda has many alluring attractions, Chaplin Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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