Parson's Bay

Parson's Bay is a small, sheltered beach located on Ireland Island South. The beach is a small stretch of white sand and converges with clear, blue waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The area is surrounded by Lagoon Park, which makes for an excellent backdrop for the beach.

Located on Ireland Island South, near Somerset Island, Parson's Bay is on the South edge of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach on Bermuda may really like the middle ground found at Parson's Bay. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible by foot, bike and scooter, though there are no local ferry or bus stops. Visitors should take Malabar road to Lagoon Road, which leads to the beach area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Parson's Bay beach is surrounded by tropical foliage and smaller rock formations, allowing for a private environment. One of the benefits of a more remote location is that the area is typically quiet, only populated with the occasional locals. The water itself is clear and shallow, making for excellent swimming and snorkeling.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Parson's Bay can be found in an active, busy area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Parson's Bay on the South coast of Ireland Island South. It is near Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery, which is situated less than a mile to the , and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Bermuda Maritime Museum (situated one and an eighth miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Bermuda.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Parson's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. NE Bermuda
Dockyard Glasswork Art Gallery 1.0 mi. NNE Bermuda
Bermuda Clayworks Art Gallery 1.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Arts Centre At Dockyard Art Gallery 1.1 mi. NNE Bermuda
Dolphin Quest Bermuda Dolphin Encounter Service 1.1 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Maritime Museum Museum 1.1 mi. NE Bermuda
Dockyard Playground Children's Attraction 1.2 mi. NNE Bermuda
Commissioner's House Historical Site 1.2 mi. NE Bermuda
Fort Scaur Historical Site 2.7 mi. SW Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 3.6 mi. SE Bermuda
Bermuda Musical And Drama Society Dinner Show and Theater 3.6 mi. ESE Bermuda
Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 3.6 mi. ESE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Parson's Bay is very close to Somerset Village, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Those visiting Parson's Bay who are hoping to find some additional excitement will want to think about heading over to Somerset Village, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Bermuda.


How many other people you encounter at Parson's Bay will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors looking for a hotel room near Parson's Bay won't find it that difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the area. Find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Parson's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cambridge Beaches Resort 1.5 mi. W Resort
Robin's Nest 2.6 mi. E Hotel
Hi-Roy Guest House 2.7 mi. E Guest house
Windsong 2.8 mi. E Hotel
Fordham Hall 3.1 mi. ESE Guest house
Royal Palms Hotel 3.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Edgehill Manor Guest House 3.3 mi. ESE Guest house
Mazarine by the Sea 3.3 mi. E Guest house
Rosemont Apartments 3.3 mi. ESE Hotel
The Hamiltonian Hotel & Island Club 3.3 mi. E Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Freeport Seafood Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious eclectic food. The restaurant is three quarters of a mile away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Parson's Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Freeport Seafood Restaurant (441) 234-1692 Eclectic Informal 0.8 mi. NE
Nannini Haagen Dazs (441) 234-2474 -- -- 0.9 mi. NE
Cafe Amici (441) 234-5009 Italian -- 0.9 mi. NE
The Dockyard Pastry Shop (441) 331-5561 European Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE
Bone Fish (441) 234-5151 Caribbean, Mediterranean Very Casual -- --
Frog & Onion (441) 234-2900 British, European Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
Hammerhead's Bar and Grill (441) 234-6989 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
Breezes at Cambridge Beaches (441) 234-0331 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Arabian Palace (441) 234-2655 -- -- -- --
Cool Pleasures Ice-Cream (441) 333-2665 -- -- -- --
Misty's Take Out (441) 234-2449 -- -- -- --
New Traditions Restaurant (441) 234-3770 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Ireland Island South will have lots of options besides Parson's Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Alexandras Beach, located 11 and a half miles to the east-northeast. On the other hand, Somerset Long Bay offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a mile and a half to the west-southwest.

You might also want to visit Black Bay, which is located within a short distance.

You may find that Parson's Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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