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.

Located on Charles Island, this beach is on the South East coast of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Charles Island Beach let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Charles Island Beach is on the South East coast of Charles Island. Castle Island is situated a few hundred yards to the north, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Carter House, a lovely museum found two miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 Bermuda
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 Bermuda
Coney Island Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.9 mi. WNW Bermuda
Deliverance Museum 2.9 mi. N Bermuda
Seaglass Studio Art Gallery 2.9 mi. N Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Charles Island Beach guests seeking some additional excitement might want to think about going to St. George, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the coast, St. George isn't far off, about three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Travelers looking to find a place to stay near Charles Island Beach should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Charles Island Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Mid Ocean Club 1.2 WSW Resort
Rosewood Tucker's Point 1.7 W Resort
Pink Beach Club 2.5 WSW Resort

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Sur Mer. The restaurant has French cuisine. It'll be found a mile and a half away.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Charles Island Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sur Mer (441) 298-6990 French Informal 1.6 mi. W
Sul Verde (441) 298-6983 Italian -- 1.6 mi. W
The Point Restaurant & Terrace (441) 298-4077 Eclectic, International Fine Dining 1.7 mi. W
Cafe Boulevard (441) 293-1321 -- -- 1.9 mi. NNW
Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International Informal 2.1 mi. NNE
Tom Moore's Tavern (441) 293-8020 Continental Fine Dining 2.2 mi. W
Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour (441) 293-8605 International Very Casual 2.7 mi. WNW
Tony's Fine Foods (441) 293-3354 -- -- 2.9 mi. WNW
Polaris Restaurant (441) 297-0786 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio (441) 297-1307 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.9 mi. N
Tavern by the Sea (441) 297-3305 International Very Casual 2.9 mi. N
White Horse Pub (441) 297-1838 Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Charles Island will have lots of options besides Charles Island Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Alexandras Beach, located three miles to the north. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Nonsuch Island Beach offers more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located three quarters of a mile to the northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider 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.

Bermuda has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Charles Island Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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