Shelly Bay

Shelly Bay offers a beach shaded by tropical trees and minor hills. The area contains scattered rock formations, which allow for greater privacy, and is situated among private villas. The beach itself is comprised of soft, white sand, which converges with clear, shallow waters to make the ultimate swimming experiences for all ages.

Located near the middle of Hamilton Parish, 1.6 miles south west of Henrys Hill, Shelly Bay is on the North East coast of Bermuda. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. At Shelly Bay, you'll find that it has a private, undisturbed feel, but isn't too far from the town's major hotspots.

How to Access The Beach
The area features a car park area directly off of North Shore Road, accommodating drivers, while bus routes #10 and #11 drive by the area. Otherwise, the area is an ideal for bikers and scooters leaving from Flatt's Village in the south.

Amenities and Ambiance

Shelly Bay provides calm waters thanks to its tucked away location. The ocean floor, like the beach itself is soft and sandy, and the waters are warm and clear. Swimmers can also enjoy small tidal ponds and mangroves for shade, which is very uncommon for beaches on Bermuda.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. picnicing families; young beachgoers flock to these sands during school holidays and during the weekend; sometimes the traffic and noise from the nearby busy Shore Road; kids and nature lovers (bird watchers); well known to beach buffs, but large crowds are rare

With that said, it is important be sensitive to the fact that even though there fortunately are (BLANK) amenities available while at Shelly Bay, it happens to be located inside a major tourist area. What this means is that if your ideal vacation means these amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll be a good idea to come earlier in the morning before the crowds or try a beach further away. If not, you may not take advantage of all those comforts which Shelly Bay offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Shelly Bay is on the North East coast of Bermuda. It's located near Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo, which is situated three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Verdmont. This museum is located a mile and a half away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Shelly Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo Aquarium 0.7 mi. S Bermuda
Bailey's Bay Cricket Club Sporting Event Venue 0.7 mi. NE Bermuda
Evans, Amy & Vaughan Art Gallery 0.7 mi. NE Bermuda
Otto Trott Art Studio Art Gallery 0.7 mi. NE Bermuda
Verdmont Museum 1.6 mi. S Bermuda
Portuguese Rock Historical Site 1.7 mi. SSE Bermuda
Ocean View Golf Course Golf Course 2.2 mi. SW Bermuda
Old Devonshire Church Historical Site 2.2 mi. SSW Bermuda
Coney Island Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.3 mi. NE Bermuda
Tucker's Point Golf Course 2.3 mi. E Bermuda
Ruth Seaton James Center For The Performing Arts Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 2.4 mi. SSW Bermuda
Ferry Island Fort Historical Site 2.5 mi. NE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Shelly Bay guests looking for further attractions should consider making the trip to Hamilton, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda. From Shelly Bay, Hamilton is not far away, about four miles (six kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is in a fairly popular vacation area, it is not typically very difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your group are looking to book a place that's near the beach, the following table shows the closest options to Shelly Bay.

Accommodations near Shelly Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pink Beach Club 1.9 mi. ESE Resort
Grotto Bay Beach Resort 2.1 mi. NE Resort
Rosewood Tucker's Point 2.3 mi. E Resort
The Mid Ocean Club 2.8 mi. E Resort
Que Sera 3.4 mi. SSW Guest house
Mazarine by the Sea 3.4 mi. SW Guest house
The Hamiltonian Hotel & Island Club 3.5 mi. SW Hotel
Erith Guest House 3.5 mi. SW Hotel
Windsong 3.9 mi. SW Hotel
Hi-Roy Guest House 4.0 mi. SW Guest house


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. Pizza House Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. They are also known for their pizza.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Shelly Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pizza House Restaurant (441) 293-8465 Italian -- -- --
Buzz n'Go Crawl Hill (441) 293-0777 American Very Casual 0.7 mi. NNE
Indigo -- -- -- 0.8 mi. S
Foxy's Cafe (441) 293-8869 -- -- -- --
Swizzle Inn Pub at Bailey's Bay (441) 293-1854 American, British, Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. NE
Tony's Fine Foods (441) 293-3354 -- -- 1.8 mi. NE
Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour (441) 293-8605 International Very Casual 1.8 mi. NE
Buzz n'Go Collector's Hill (441) 232-2002 American Very Casual 1.8 mi. S
North Rock Brewing Company (441) 236-6633 British, Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. S
Tom Moore's Tavern (441) 293-8020 Continental Fine Dining 2.0 mi. ENE
The Point Restaurant & Terrace (441) 298-4077 Eclectic, International Fine Dining 2.3 mi. E
Sul Verde (441) 298-6983 Italian -- 2.3 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Bermuda besides Shelly Bay.

Vacationers may also want to visit Bailey's Bay, located within a short distance.

Shelly Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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