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 hope to enjoy more of your vacation outside? You might be happy to find out that the island has numerous nature preserves on it.

Gilbert Nature Reserve is a popular nature preserve Somerset Village, in western Bermuda. Throughout the island, Gilbert Nature Reserve is known as one of the prime locations for bird watching and general wildlife viewing. Hikers will also be pleased to note that the area is full of trails, most of which hook up to the Bermuda Railway Trail that connects the island.

Adventurers hoping to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting opportunities like Cooper's Island Nature Reserve. Bermudan plants like palmettos, olivewoods, and Bermuda cedars speckle the landscape, and a boardwalk allows you to walk throughout, taking notice of birds and local wildlife.

Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve: A boat is required to reach the island; transportation is normally included as part of an organized tour.

View this table for more information.

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

Although most travelers are drawn by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Bermuda offers some interesting options, including 7 caves.

You might want to visit Fantasy Caves, which is located in Henrys Hill, Bermuda. Bus routes 1, 3, 10, and 11 will provide you with transportation to the caves.

An additional option to consider is Crystal Caves. It is located within Henrys Hill, Bermuda. You can reach Crystal Caves via bus routes 1, 2, 10, and 11 from Hamilton and St. George.

The table just below offers a few 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

Visitors can visit one of the many parks, as well as 4 botanical gardens on Bermuda.

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, consider visiting Bermuda Botanical Gardens, which is located in Camden, in central Bermuda. The Bermuda Botanical Gardens is the largest garden on the island, a great place for visitors to stroll through and enjoy the beautiful flora.

A second 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 worth considering are shown in the table 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 thought of spending part of a day with interesting sea life sounds like fun, you should visit Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo. The Aquarium at BAMZ features exhibits about coral reef, coastal waters, and deep waters, with over 200 species of fish on site. The zoo, meanwhile, focuses on conservation as its main theme, and houses over 300 birds, reptiles, and mammals.

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

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Bermuda are shown in the following table.

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

Needless to say, Bermuda has additional attractions. For a more comprehensive look at other attractions, navigate to 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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