Jobson's Cove

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Jobson's Bay, located on the south of the island in the Warwick Parish, is a secluded haven is perfect for family, featuring a small beach surrounded by cliffs. The water also benefits from the enclosed cliffs, making it clear and shallow and thus perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Despite its small size, the area is popular for both locals and visitors.

Positioned near the middle of Warwick Parish, Jobson's Cove is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may really like a visit to Jobson's Cove. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not totally secluded either.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible by foot, car, and bike, with a small road that winds down from the busier South Road. The public space is free of charge, with quick access to nearby South Shore Park.

Amenities and Ambiance

This sheltered cove is home to a beautiful horseshoe shaped beach and its shallow waters, which are perfect for swimming and spotting colorful fish along the water's edge without a snorkel. South Shore Park rests between the beach and the road, providing an excellent buffer.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Jobson's Cove is the ultimate convenience. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Jobson's Cove is a sheltered retreat that does not attract many people due to its low profile. Tourists and locals are drawn to its shores but in relatively small numbers.

Since Jobson's Cove can be located in an area commonly frequented by travelers, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Jobson's Cove is on the South West coast of Bermuda; it will be near other attractions like Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton, which is a mile to the west.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Bermuda Historical Society Museum. It's located relatively close to Jobson's Cove, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Jobson's Cove
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course 1.0 mi. W Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 1.0 mi. N Bermuda
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.3 mi. W Bermuda
Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 1.6 mi. NNE Bermuda
Maria Ever's Smith Gallery Art Gallery 2.8 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Golf Academy Golf Course 3.0 mi. W Bermuda
Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 3.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Picturesque Gallery Art Gallery 3.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Crisson & Hind Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda National Gallery Art Museum 3.1 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Musical And Drama Society Dinner Show and Theater 3.2 mi. NNE Bermuda
Sessions House Historical Site 3.2 mi. NE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Jobson's Cove visitors seeking other opportunities for exploration might want to think about heading to Hamilton, since it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From Jobson's Cove, Hamilton is just up the road, about three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not typically much of a challenge to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you and your party are wanting to find a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the closest options to Jobson's Cove.

Accommodations near Jobson's Cove
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Longtail Cliffs Apartments 0.7 mi. NE Hotel
Fairmont Southampton 0.8 mi. W Resort
Granaway Guest House & Cottages 1.3 mi. NNE Hotel
The Reefs 1.6 mi. W Resort
Surf Side Beach Club 1.8 mi. ENE Hotel
Watercolours 1.8 mi. NNE B & B
Fourways Inn & Cottages 1.9 mi. NE Hotel
Inverurie Executive Suites Hotel 2.0 mi. NE Hotel
Coral Beach & Tennis Club 2.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Salt Kettle House 2.2 mi. NE Guest house

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Bacci. This restaurant serves delicious Italian food. They also specialize in pasta. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Jobson's Cove
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bacci (866) 540-4497 Italian Fine Dining 0.8 mi. W
Jasmine Lounge (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Informal 0.8 mi. W
Ocean Club (866) 540-4497 Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. W
The Dock (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Informal 0.8 mi. W
The Newport (866) 540-4497 Contemporary Informal 0.8 mi. W
Waterlot Inn (866) 540-4497 Continental Fine Dining 0.8 mi. W
Wickets (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Very Casual 0.8 mi. W
Windows on the Sound (866) 540-4497 Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. W
Buzz n'Go Warwick (441) 236-3021 American Very Casual -- --
Island Spice (441) 238-7944 -- -- -- --
The Dining Room (441) 238-8679 Caribbean, European, International -- 1.3 mi. W
Henry VIII (441) 238-1977 British Informal 1.3 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Jobson's Cove on Bermuda.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Alexandras Beach, found just a cab ride away. Others might prefer Stonehole Bay, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found about a hundred yards to the south west.

You may also want to consider Warwick Long Bay, located within a short distance. Warwick Long Bay is the perfect island escape for travelers seeking peace and quiet. Set in a pristine natural environment with calm, clear waters and an exquisite coral reef, the area is perfect for exploring and relaxing. There aren't any facilities other than bathrooms, however, so visitors will want to bring all the essentials, including food and drinks.

You may find that Jobson's Cove is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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