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 heart of Hamilton Parish, 1.6 miles south west of Henrys Hill, Shelly Bay is on the North East coast of Bermuda. You might want even if you are not staying nearby. If you're looking for a beach with a little bit of everything, you may prefer one that is a little off the beaten path, but still has all the major conveniences; Shelly Bay is one of the best choices, if you seek this sort of balance.

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 concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Shelly Bay because there are public restrooms. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see the underwater world. 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

Be mindful that Shelly Bay's immediate surroundings are a bustling area, so the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Shelly Bay is on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is near Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is among the popular spots in the area.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Verdmont (situated not a great distance away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new side of Bermuda's history.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

Guests visiting Shelly Bay who are hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about making the trip to Hamilton, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Hamilton is a quick trip away, roughly four miles (six kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those looking to find a hotel room close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from close-by. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed below.

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
Little Pomander Guest House 3.5 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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Pizza House Restaurant. The restaurant has Italian food. They're also renowned for their pizza.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

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

Bermuda has several beautiful beaches, so if Shelly Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another option worth considering is Bailey's Bay, which is located within a couple of miles.

There's plenty to see and do on Bermuda, and paying a visit to Shelly Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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