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, in the vicinity of Somerset Island, Parson's Bay is on the South coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, many folks still find this a great destination since it has such a relaxed atmosphere.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Be mindful that Parson's Bay's location is highly urbanized, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Ireland Island South. It's located near Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery, which is located less than a mile away, and it is one of the local attractions.

Historical attractions like Commissioner's House provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Parson's Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about Bermuda, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this coastline is located one and a quarter miles from this interesting historical site.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 near Somerset Village, so walking the city is a definite option. Parson's Bay tourists seeking other opportunities for exploration should think about going to Somerset Village, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers hoping to find a room not far from the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from nearby. You will find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those listed 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Freeport Seafood Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic food. You can find it 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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Parson's Bay on Ireland Island South.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Alexandras Beach, found 11 and a half miles to the east-northeast. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Somerset Long Bay may be just what you're looking for. It's found a mile and a half to the west-southwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Black Bay, located a quarter mile to the west.

Maybe Parson's Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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