Charles Island Beach

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.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby


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.

Activities and Attractions Near Charles Island Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Coney Island Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.9 mi. WNW Bermuda
Deliverance Museum 2.9 mi. N St. David's Island
Seaglass Studio Art Gallery 2.9 mi. N St. David's Island

Cities and Towns

Charles Island Beach tourists hoping to find other opportunities for exploration should consider making the trip to St. George, 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.

Accommodations near Charles Island Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
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
Que Sera 6.5 mi. SW Bermuda Guest house
Little Pomander Guest House 6.8 mi. WSW Bermuda Guest house
Erith Guest House 6.8 mi. WSW Bermuda Hotel
Paraquet Guest Apartments -- -- Bermuda Hotel
Mazarine by the Sea 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.

Restaurants near Charles Island Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
The Point Restaurant (441) 298-4000 Eclectic 1.7 mi. W None
Cafe Boulevard (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
Tony's Fine Foods (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

Other Beaches

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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