Snorkel Park Beach

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Snorkel Park Beach is a small beach area on the Ireland Island "tail" of Bermuda, located within the dockyard complex and in close proximity to the cruise terminal. Being a popular tourist destination, the area features numerous activities organized by the Department of Tourism, though they also charge for admission on all days except Saturday.

Situated on Ireland Island North, near Somerset Island, Snorkel Park Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Bermuda will find that Snorkel Park Beach is a good choice for them. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it isn't far from the city's major hubs.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible by foot, with nearby car park, bus routes, and ferry stops. Drivers should keep an eye out for Sally Port Lane off of Pender Road, which leads directly to car park and beach area. Usually closed November to April, guests should check beforehand for exact times. As it is a popular tourist location due to its proximity to the cruise terminal, the department charges admission fees for those over 12.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach, located on the western end of the island in Sandy's parish, is designed with tourists in mind. The shallow water is calm and features a close-by coral reef for ideal snorkeling, with sunken cannons . A limestone tunnel provides entrance to the area and white, maintained sand makes for comfortable walking. Well-placed palm trees, beach bars, and rental stations dot the area.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There are various types of dining experiences to be enjoyed on Bermuda, but having a meal on the beach can be especially fun. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Bermuda's famous street food along the way.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. If available, you could also buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Perhaps the most convenient amenity here: picnic tables.

Snorkel Park Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. Also, visitors can take advantage of lounge chairs at this beach. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Remember to take into account that Snorkel Park Beach's immediate surroundings are highly urbanized, meaning the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is near Dockyard Playground, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you want to learn more about the history of Bermuda, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Commissioner's House, which is a few hundred yards to the east.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Snorkel Park Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Dockyard Playground Children's Attraction 0.1 mi. ENE Bermuda
Bermuda Arts Centre At Dockyard Art Gallery 0.1 mi. SE Bermuda
Dockyard Glasswork Art Gallery 0.1 mi. S Bermuda
Bermuda Maritime Museum Museum 0.1 mi. ESE Bermuda
Commissioner's House Historical Site 0.1 mi. E Bermuda
Dolphin Quest Bermuda Dolphin Encounter Service 0.1 mi. SE Bermuda
Bermuda Clayworks Art Gallery 0.2 mi. SE Bermuda
Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 mi. S Bermuda
Amsterdam Gallery Bermuda Art Gallery 3.6 mi. SE Bermuda
Artcetera Art Gallery 3.6 mi. SE Bermuda
Fine Art Animals & Portraits Art Gallery 3.6 mi. SE Bermuda
Monica Jones Studio & Gallery Art Gallery 3.6 mi. SE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Snorkel Park Beach is in the Somerset Village area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Snorkel Park Beach visitors hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might think about making the trip to Somerset Village, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a place to stay near Snorkel Park Beach won't find it very difficult, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Snorkel Park Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cambridge Beaches Resort 2.4 mi. SW Resort
Robin's Nest 2.7 mi. SE Hotel
Hi-Roy Guest House 2.8 mi. SE Guest house
Windsong 2.8 mi. SE Hotel
Mazarine by the Sea 3.2 mi. SE Guest house
The Hamiltonian Hotel & Island Club 3.3 mi. SE Hotel
Fordham Hall 3.4 mi. SE Guest house
Royal Palms Hotel 3.4 mi. SE Hotel
Edgehill Manor Guest House 3.4 mi. SE Guest house
Rosemont Apartments 3.5 mi. SE Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. Hammerhead's Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Snorkel Park Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Hammerhead's Bar and Grill (441) 234-6989 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. SE
Frog & Onion (441) 234-2900 British, European Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
The Dockyard Pastry Shop (441) 331-5561 European Very Casual 0.1 mi. S
Bone Fish (441) 234-5151 Caribbean, Mediterranean Very Casual -- --
Cafe Amici (441) 234-5009 Italian -- 0.2 mi. S
Nannini Haagen Dazs (441) 234-2474 -- -- 0.3 mi. S
Freeport Seafood Restaurant (441) 234-1692 Eclectic Informal 0.3 mi. S
Breezes at Cambridge Beaches (441) 234-0331 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. SW
Buzz Pembroke (441) 298-5333 American Very Casual 2.8 mi. SE
Gloria's Kitchen (441) 234-2523 -- -- 2.8 mi. SW
Arabian Palace (441) 234-2655 -- -- -- --
Cool Pleasures Ice-Cream (441) 333-2665 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Snorkel Park Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Bermuda.

You might also want to visit Black Bay, located one and a quarter miles to the south west.

Bermuda has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Snorkel Park Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Bermuda even more memorable.


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