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 toward the southern outskirts of Paget Parish, Elbow Beach is on the South edge of Bermuda. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Travelers who like to see and do as much as they can may particularly enjoy this beach due to its busy, urban location. In fact, Elbow Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and those who prefer a crowded city scene over a quiet, suburban one.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Elbow Beach. Shower facilities are available here, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. In addition, you'll be able to enjoy the use of lounge chairs at this location. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough 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.

Be mindful that Elbow Beach is in an area which is is a much-visited area, which means you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Bermuda; it will be near other attractions like Maria Ever's Smith Gallery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. This museum is located not a great distance away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

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 Elbow Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 2.0 mi. W Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Elbow Beach who are seeking some additional excitement will want to consider making the trip to Hamilton, since it's not far away and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Hamilton is a fairly short distance away, about two miles (three kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers hoping to find a hotel room near Elbow Beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's shown below.

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


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 the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Mickey's Bistro & Bar. This restaurant serves Mediterranean food. They are also known for serving seafood and steak. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Elbow Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Grape Bay Beach, located within a couple of miles. Situated on Bermuda's south shore, Grape Bay Beach is located in the Paget Parish.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Bermuda, but Elbow Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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