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.

Situated in Paget Parish, Elbow Beach is on the South coast of Bermuda. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Many of the beaches on Bermuda are quiet and secluded, but at Elbow Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

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 snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. Also, you'll be able to enjoy the use of lounge chairs at this beach. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. 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.

Elbow Beach including its assortment of comforts can be found well within an area that sees many visitors. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, it will be an appropriate motivator to plan your visit out and beat the crowds, maybe having your beach visit earlier in the day. If you do not, you might be unable to use the amenities that this beach offers.

What's Nearby


Elbow Beach is on the South coast of Bermuda. It is close to Maria Ever's Smith Gallery, which is one of a number of local attractions.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, a lovely museum found a mile and a half to the north-northeast, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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

Elbow Beach is near Hamilton, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Elbow Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement might consider heading to Hamilton, because it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda. From Elbow Beach, Hamilton is a fairly short distance away, maybe two miles (three kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests hoping to find a room not far from Elbow Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from nearby. You can find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those 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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Mickey's Bistro & Bar. The restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood and steak. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach on Bermuda will have lots of options besides Elbow Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Grape Bay Beach, which is located only a short distance away. Situated on Bermuda's south shore, Grape Bay Beach is located in the Paget Parish.

While Bermuda has many alluring attractions, visiting Elbow Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Bermuda even more memorable.


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