Natural Attractions on Bermuda

The mild weather of Bermuda encourages visitors to get out and explore the island's natural side

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The beauty of Bermuda is all-encompassing. Whether purposely planned like a colorful garden, organically created like the limestone caves, or protected by the government such as the nature reserves, there is so much nature to be found and explored on the island. Take a break from sunning on the equally beautiful beaches, and breathe in the breath of fresh air that is Bermuda's natural side.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Cooper's Island Nature Reserve

Do you like spending time out in the fresh air? You might be pleased to know the island has numerous nature preserves on it.

Gilbert Nature Reserve is a nature preserve Somerset Village, in western Bermuda. Once the private property of wealthy landowners, the area was acquired by the Bermuda National Trust in 1973. Visitors looking to explore a less seen Bermuda should definitely take the time to see the untouched island.

Adventurers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting places like Cooper's Island Nature Reserve. Visitors can take bus #6 from St. George to the St. David's Lighthouse. A short westward walk on Ruth's Bay Road and further west down Orange Hole Road will take you to the reserve.

Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve: A few trails exist on the island, allowing visitors to make their way around the reserve in about half a day.

You can look through the following chart for a listing of nature preserves.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Bermuda
Name Type Location Island
Blue Hole Hill Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.6 mi. South West of Central Castle Harbour St. David's Island
Coney Island Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Castle Harbour Bermuda
Cooper's Island Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Cooper's Island St. David's Island
Gilbert Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.6 mi. West of Central Hamilton Somerset Island
Hungry Bay Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.6 mi. East of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Cooper's Island Nonsuch Island
Seymour's Pond Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.8 mi. South West of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Sherwin Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Smith's Island Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.5 mi. North of Central Cooper's Island Smith's Island
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.8 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Winter Haven And Summer Haven National Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.3 mi. East of Central Flatt's Village Bermuda

Caves

Fantasy Caves

Even though most visitors to the area come for the beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Bermuda offers multiple options, including 7 caves.

You might want to visit Fantasy Caves, which is located within Henrys Hill, Bermuda. Mother nature really out did herself when she formed Fantasy Caves, where the rock formations and sparkling underground waters really are amazing.

Another option is Crystal Caves. It is found within Henrys Hill, Bermuda. You can reach Crystal Caves via bus routes 1, 2, 10, and 11 from Hamilton and St. George.

The following chart lists some details concerning caves.

Caves On Bermuda
Name Type Location Island
Admiral's Cave Cave 5.6 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Cathedral Cave Cave 0.5 mi. West of Central Castle Harbour St. David's Island
Crystal Caves Cave 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Castle Harbour Bermuda
Fantasy Caves Cave 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Castle Harbour Bermuda
Jeffery's Cave Cave 3.9 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Leamington Cave Cave 0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Castle Harbour Bermuda
Prospero's Cave Cave 0.5 mi. West of Central Castle Harbour St. David's Island

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Bermuda Botanical Gardens

Travelers can enjoy one of the many parks, or 4 botanical gardens on Bermuda.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Bermuda Botanical Gardens, which is located within Camden, in central Bermuda. The Bermuda Botanical Gardens are located one mile from the city of Hamilton, and can be accessed by coming up either Berry Hill Road, South Road, or Point Finger Road. Bus Routes 1, 2, and 7 toward the hospital will also get you to the gardens.

Another attraction in this category is Sommers Garden. As the story goes, Sir George Somers asked that when he die, his heart be buried on Bermuda where it belongs. His nephew honored his request when he died in 1609 by burying his heart on the grounds that are now known as Somers Garden.

The parks and gardens available are summarized in the chart below.

Parks and Gardens On Bermuda
Name Type Location
Abbott's Cliff National Park Park 1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Flatt's Village
Admiralty House Park Park 1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Hamilton
Alexandras Battery Park Park 0.8 mi. East of Central St. George
Arboretum Park 1.1 mi. East of Downtown Hamilton
Astwood Park Park 2.5 mi. South of Central Hamilton
Barnes Corner Park Park 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Hog Bay
Barr's Bay Park Park 0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton
Bermuda Botanical Gardens Botanical Garden 1.2 mi. East of Downtown Hamilton
Church Bay Park Park 4.9 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
Daniel's Head Beach Park Park 5.2 mi. West of Central Hamilton
Devonshire Bay Park Park Central Bermuda
Ducks Puddle Park And Annex Park 0.7 mi. West of Central Castle Harbour
Ferry Point Park Park 1.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Castle Harbour
Great Head Park Park 1.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cooper's Island
Hog Bay Park Park 5.7 mi. West of Central Hamilton
Kindey Field Park Park 1.3 mi. Northeast of Central Castle Harbour
Little Head Park Park 1.4 mi. North of Central Cooper's Island
Mullet Bay Park Park 1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castle Harbour
Paget Marsh Park 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Hamilton
Palm Grove Gardens Botanical Garden Devonshire Parish, Central Bermuda
Par-La-Ville Park Park Downtown Hamilton
Point Pleasant Park Park Downtown Hamilton
Robinson Bay Park Park 1.6 mi. Northeast of Downtown Hamilton
Rocky Hill Park Park 1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castle Harbour
Scaur Hill Park Park 4.9 mi. West of Central Hamilton
Shelly Bay Park Park Hamilton Parish, Central Bermuda
Somer's Gardens Botanical Garden 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Castle Harbour
Somerset Long Bay Park Park 4.8 mi. West of Central Hamilton
Sommers Garden Botanical Garden 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Castle Harbour
Spanish Point Park Park 2.0 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Hamilton
Victoria Park Park Downtown Hamilton
Virginia Park Park 4.9 mi. West of Central Hamilton
Watch Hill Park Park 1.4 mi. East of Central Flatt's Village
West Whale Bay Park Park 5.7 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
Wilkinson Memorial Park Park 0.8 mi. West of Central Castle Harbour

Zoos and Aquariums

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo

If the idea of spending some time with interesting sea life sounds like fun, you should visit Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo. Founded in 1926, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo (BAMZ) is one of the world's oldest aquariums and a great place to learn about all of the island's wildlife.

Aquariums On Bermuda
Name Type Location Island/th>
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo Aquarium Hamilton Parish, Central Bermuda Bermuda

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Bermuda are displayed right below.

Land Formations On Bermuda
Name Type Location
Castle Harbour Bay 2.4 mi. South of Central St. George
Chaplin Bay Bay 3.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton
Cross Bay Bay 4.2 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
Devonshire Bay Bay Central Bermuda
East Whale Bay Bay 3.9 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
Frank's Bay Bay 5.0 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
Grape Bay Bay 1.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Hamilton
Gravelly Bay Bay 1.4 mi. East of Central Flatt's Village
Hungry Bay Bay 1.5 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Hamilton
Jews Bay Bay 3.8 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
Jobson's Bay Bay 3.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton
John Smith's Bay Bay 1.5 mi. East of Central Flatt's Village
Mangrove Lake Lake 1.9 mi. South of Central Castle Harbour
McGall's Bay Bay Smith's Parish, Central Bermuda
Sam Hall's Bay Bay 5.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Hamilton
Spittal Pond Pond 3.8 mi. East of Central Hamilton
St. George's Harbour Harbour 1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castle Harbour
Stonehole Bay Bay 3.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton
Trott's Pond Pond 1.8 mi. South of Central Castle Harbour
Warwick Long Bay Bay 3.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton

Keep in mind that Bermuda has other attraction types. If interested, you can get more details concerning other attractions by visiting this page.

Many vacationers travel to Bermuda to get away from it all. There is no better way to escape city life than by spending time surrounded by nature. Luckily, Bermuda offers that in abundance.

 

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