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.

Located in Warwick Parish, Jobson's Cove is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Jobson's Cove is one part of Bermuda's coast that is not an overly crowded, but it's not totally void of people 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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Sometimes, visitors will be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. 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.

Bear in mind that Jobson's Cove's location is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Jobson's Cove on the South West coast of Bermuda; it will be near other attractions like Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Bermuda, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Sessions House, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

If a visit to the Jobson's Cove isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones 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
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

Cities and Towns

Jobson's Cove visitors hoping to find some additional excitement might want to think about heading over to Hamilton, which is not far away and is an especially active area of Bermuda. From the beach, Hamilton is just up the road, about three miles (five kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation destination, it usually isn't a great challenge to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you're hoping to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table shows 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Bacci. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their pasta. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are listed 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

Bermuda has many beaches, so if Jobson's Cove doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, located only a cab ride away from the coast. Others might prefer Stonehole Bay, which offers more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found about a hundred yards to the south west.

Another option worth considering is Warwick Long Bay, which is located only a short distance away. 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.

There's plenty to see and do on Bermuda, and Jobson's Cove is just one of the many options.


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