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.

Situated in Warwick Parish, Jobson's Cove is on the South West edge of Bermuda. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, tourists frequently choose this beach since it has such a relaxed atmosphere.

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.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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.

Remember to take into account that the region in which Jobson's Cove is located is is a much-visited area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on the South West coast of Bermuda; the area hosts attractions such as Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as Sessions House are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Jobson's Cove, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Bermuda, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this shoreline is only a brief cab ride away from this site of historical significance.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Jobson's Cove
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 0.8 mi. NW Bermuda
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
Desmond Fountain Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 mi. NE 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

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Jobson's Cove who are looking for a little additional excitement might consider checking out Hamilton, which is in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Hamilton is not far away, about three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it is not typically that difficult to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For guests wanting to book a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the options closest 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
Wharf 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 feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Bacci. The restaurant features Italian food. They are also known for their pasta. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Bermuda besides Jobson's Cove.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, found within the range of a cab. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Stonehole Bay may be just what you're looking for. It's found about a hundred yards to the south west.

Another location you may want to try is Warwick Long Bay, which is 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.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Bermuda, but visiting Jobson's Cove or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Bermuda even more memorable.

 

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