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 should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Parson's Bay stands out because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches you'll come across on Bermuda offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Parson's Bay can be located within an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South coast of Ireland Island South. It's located near Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery, which is located less than a mile to the , and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Bermuda, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the nearest historical attractions is Commissioner's House, which is one and a quarter miles to the northeast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction 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 tourists looking for other interesting places to see will want to think about checking out Somerset Village, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Parson's Bay is not located near many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Those looking for a place to stay not far from Parson's Bay shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Parson's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Corals 1.2 mi. SW B & B
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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Freeport Seafood Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious eclectic food. It'll be found three quarters of a mile away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

Parson's Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit on Ireland Island South.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, situated 11 and a half miles away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Somerset Long Bay offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located a mile and a half to the west-southwest.

Another option worth considering is Black Bay, which is located a quarter mile away.

Perhaps Parson's Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Bermuda you might like.


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