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.

Located near the middle of Ireland Island North, near Somerset Island, Snorkel Park Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Located in a bustling area, Snorkel Park Beach should definitely be considered by guests looking for a variety of enjoyable activities to take part in.

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.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Snorkel Park Beach. There all types of dining experiences to be enjoyed on Bermuda, but eating a delicious 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.

There is also a snack bar here. You might also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, so you can save your picnic lunch from the sand.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Snorkel Park Beach. In addition, lounge chairs are available for use at this beach. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Bear in mind that the area right around Snorkel Park Beach is a bustling area, so you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Bermuda; this area boasts other attractions such as Dockyard Playground, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

Historical attractions like Commissioner's House provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Snorkel Park Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Bermuda, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, you'll find this spot a few hundred yards to the east of this site of historical interest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 near Somerset Village, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Those visiting Snorkel Park Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement will want to consider heading to Somerset Village, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of Bermuda.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation area, it usually isn't very difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you are hoping to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the accommodations closest to Snorkel Park Beach.

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

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Hammerhead's Bar and Grill. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Needless to say, Snorkel Park Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Bermuda.

Travelers may also want to consider Black Bay, located one and a quarter miles to the south west.

Bermuda has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Snorkel Park Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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