Elbow Beach

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Elbow Beach, named for the elbow-like curve of the beach, provides a calm, clear water and access to the nearby reef. Comfortable sand stretches over the half-mile of beach, where private villas and small hotels overlook the area.

Located in Paget Parish, Elbow Beach is on the South coast of Bermuda. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Although travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. You will find that beaches like Elbow Beach are some of the best options on Bermuda.

How to Access The Beach

Elbow Beach is accessible by foot and vehicle off of South Road down to Tribe Road Number 4B.

Amenities and Ambiance

Elbow Beach, located south of Hamilton, stretches for nearly a mile and is bordered by hotels. The pink sands lead down to calm, reef-protected water. Coral Beach lies to the south and Grape Bay to the north, but Elbow Beach remains the most popular.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also buy food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Shower facilities are available here, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. In addition, visitors can access lounge chairs at this beach. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Elbow Beach is a popular spot on Bermuda and tends to get very crowded in Spring and Summer. If you're seeking a lively, social beach, you've probably found the perfect match.

With that said, you will need to realize that while visitors here find at least one or two comforts available if you go to Elbow Beach, it happens to be found in a major tourist area. Unless you do not mind crowds, it's a good motivator to plan your visit out against other visitors, perhaps having your beach visit first thing in the morning. If you come later, you might miss the chance to use all the services which this beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Elbow Beach on the South coast of Bermuda; the area hosts attractions such as Desmond Fountain Gallery, which is a few hundred yards to the north.

If you want to learn more about the history of Bermuda, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Waterville House, which is just a walk or cab ride away.

If a visit to the Elbow Beach 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 Elbow Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Desmond Fountain Gallery Art Gallery 0.2 mi. N Bermuda
Maria Ever's Smith Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. NNE Bermuda
Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 1.3 mi. W Bermuda
Waterville House Historical Site 1.4 mi. N Bermuda
Crisson & Hind Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.4 mi. N Bermuda
Picturesque Gallery Art Gallery 1.4 mi. NNW Bermuda
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Art Museum 1.5 mi. NNE Bermuda
Sessions House Historical Site 1.5 mi. N Bermuda
Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 1.5 mi. NNW Bermuda
Fort Hamilton Historical Site 1.5 mi. N Bermuda
Bermuda National Gallery Art Museum 1.6 mi. N Bermuda
Bermuda Musical And Drama Society Dinner Show and Theater 1.7 mi. N Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Elbow Beach tourists looking for additional places to explore will want to think about heading to Hamilton, which is close-by and is an especially active area of Bermuda. From the beach, Hamilton is a fairly short distance away, maybe two miles (three kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is in a fairly popular tourist destination, it typically isn't very tough to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For those looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below shows the closest options to Elbow Beach.

Accommodations near Elbow Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coral Beach & Tennis Club 0.2 mi. WSW Hotel
Elbow Beach Club Resort 0.2 mi. N Hotel
Coco Reef Resort Bermuda 0.3 mi. NE Resort
Dawkins Manor 0.5 mi. NNE Hotel
Surf Side Beach Club 0.6 mi. WSW Hotel
Paraquet Guest Apartments -- -- Hotel
Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa 0.9 mi. NW Resort
Fourways Inn & Cottages 1.0 mi. WNW Hotel
Greenbank Guest House & Cottages 1.0 mi. NW Cottages
Salt Kettle House 1.1 mi. NW Guest house


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Mickey's Bistro & Bar. This restaurant serves Mediterranean food. They are also known for serving seafood and steak. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Elbow Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mickey's Bistro & Bar (441) 236-9107 Mediterranean Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Lido Restaurant (441) 236-9884 Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. NE
Seahorse Grill (441) 239-9303 -- -- 0.2 mi. N
Blue Point Restaurant (441) 236-3535 Eclectic Very Casual 0.2 mi. N
Sea Breeze (441) 232-3999 International Informal 0.2 mi. N
Cafe Coco (441) 236-5416 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. NE
Paraquet Restaurant & Take Out (441) 236-9742 -- -- -- --
The Ice Queen (441) 236-3136 -- -- -- --
Beau Rivage (441) 232-8686 French Fine Dining 0.9 mi. NW
Four Ways Inn Main Dining Room (441) 236-6517 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 1.0 mi. WNW
Blu Bar and Grill (441) 232-2323 American Fine Dining 1.3 mi. W
Buzz Dockyard (441) 279-5551 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. N

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Bermuda you might like besides Elbow Beach.

You might also want to visit Grape Bay Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile away. Situated on Bermuda's south shore, Grape Bay Beach is located in the Paget Parish.

You may find that Elbow Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Bermuda you might like.


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