Natural and rocky with just enough open beach to land a boat, Charles Island Beach is and enclave for anyone who loves natural beaches, let alone entire natural islands. With its natural beauty and secluded spot, it makes a great destination for anyone looking for absolute privacy.
Set near the heart of Charles Island, this beach is on the South East coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Charles Island Beach.
The only way to reach Charles Island is to take a boat and land it near the shore. There are some tour guides on Bermuda that specialize in the many natural islands, so be sure to look around. Also, since the island is protected, you may need prior permission before setting sail, so it cannot hurt to give the Department of Conservation Services a call.
Charles Island Beach, like the rest of the island, is protected as a Nature Reserve. As such do not expected any amenities or development. Instead, you can expect vegetation, rocky shores, peace and quiet, and near total privacy throughout the entire small island. This makes a perfect setting for some wonderful sunbathing on the sandy shore, or a quiet walk along the islands trail.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.
Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Charles Island. It is close to Castle Island, which is found a few hundred yards to the north, and it is one of the attractions in the region.
To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Carter House (found two miles away) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of Bermuda's history.
If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.
|Castle Island||Historical Site||0.2 mi.||N||Castle Island|
|Mid Ocean Golf Club||Golf Course||1.4 mi.||WSW||None|
|Tucker's Point||Golf Course||1.6 mi.||W||Bermuda|
|Carter House||Museum||2.0 mi.||N||Bermuda|
|St. Davids Lighthouse||Lighthouse||2.1 mi.||NE||Bermuda|
|Fort Cunningham||Historical Site||2.6 mi.||N||Paget Island|
|Fort Popple||Historical Site||2.6 mi.||NE||Bermuda|
|Gates Fort||Historical Site||2.8 mi.||N||Bermuda|
|World Heritage Centre||Museum||2.9 mi.||N||St. David's Island|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||2.9 mi.||WNW||Bermuda|
|Museum||2.9 mi.||N||St. David's Island|
|Art Gallery||2.9 mi.||N||St. David's Island|
Charles Island Beach tourists hoping to find other opportunities for exploration should consider making the trip to, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area. From the coast, St. George is just up the road, maybe three miles (five kilometers).
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.
Visitors trying to find a hotel room near the beach won't find it very tough, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest lodging options by viewing what's shown below.
|The Mid Ocean Club||1.2 mi.||WSW||None||Resort|
|Rosewood Tucker's Point||1.7 mi.||W||None||Resort|
|Pink Beach Club||2.5 mi.||WSW||Bermuda||Resort|
|Grotto Bay Beach Resort||2.5 mi.||WNW||St. David's Island||Resort|
|Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest||3.0 mi.||N||St. David's Island||Hotel|
|6.5 mi.||SW||Bermuda||Guest house|
|6.8 mi.||WSW||Bermuda||Guest house|
|Erith Guest House||6.8 mi.||WSW||Bermuda||Hotel|
|Paraquet Guest Apartments||--||--||Bermuda||Hotel|
|7.1 mi.||WSW||Bermuda||Guest house|
It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Charles Island Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is The Point Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic food. The restaurant is a mile and a half away.
The following table lists nearby dining options.
|The Point Restaurant||(441) 298-4000||Eclectic||1.7 mi.||W||None|
|(441) 293-1321||--||1.9 mi.||NNW||Bermuda|
|Blackhorse Tavern||(441) 297-1991||Caribbean, International||2.1 mi.||NNE||Bermuda|
|Tom Moore's Tavern||(441) 293-8020||Continental||2.2 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour||(441) 293-8605||International||2.7 mi.||WNW||Bermuda|
|(441) 293-3354||--||2.9 mi.||WNW||Bermuda|
|Polaris Restaurant||(441) 297-0786||Caribbean, International||--||--||St. David's Island|
|Tavern by the Sea||(441) 297-3305||International||2.9 mi.||N||St. David's Island|
|Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio||(441) 297-1307||Caribbean, International||2.9 mi.||N||St. David's Island|
|White Horse Pub||(441) 297-1838||Caribbean||2.9 mi.||N||St. David's Island|
|Temptations||(441) 297-1368||American||3.0 mi.||N||St. David's Island|
|Griffin's Bistro||(441) 297-1200 ext. 331||Continental||3.0 mi.||N||St. David's Island|
Charles Island has many nice beaches, so if Charles Island Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Alexandras Beach, found three miles away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Nonsuch Island Beach, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the northeast.
You may also enjoy John Smith's Bay, which is located three miles to the west-southwest. The low lying coastline of John Smitch's Bay is the only public beach in Smith's Parish.
There are countless experiences to enjoy on Bermuda, and Charles Island Beach is just one of the many options.
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