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 near the heart of Charles Island, this beach is on the South East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Charles Island Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Bermuda's urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across on Bermuda may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Charles Island. Castle Island is found a few hundred yards to the north, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Carter House, a lovely museum found two miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 is near St. George, so walking the city is a definite option. Charles Island Beach tourists seeking other opportunities for exploration should think about checking out St. George, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda. From the coast, St. George is a quick trip away, about three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Guests seeking a room close to Charles Island Beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those shown in the following table.

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

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Charles Island Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Sur Mer is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves French food. It is located a mile and a half away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

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 in search of the perfect beach on Charles Island will have lots of options besides Charles Island Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Alexandras Beach, found three miles to the north. More active guests, though, may be interested in Nonsuch Island Beach, which offers more action, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's located three quarters of a mile to the northeast.

You might also want to visit John Smith's Bay, which is located three miles away. The low lying coastline of John Smitch's Bay is the only public beach in Smith's Parish.

Bermuda has so much to offer, so visiting Charles Island Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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