Spittal Pond

Next to Harrington Sound and Mangrove Lake, Spittal Pond is the third largest pond on Bermuda. This spot of the main attractions at the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve and set on the Atlantic Coast in Smith's Parish.

Spittal Pond is comprise of fresh water, but still appears brackish due to storm waters from the Atlantic Ocean that can sometimes overflow into the pond.

Spittal Pond is a popular site for birders, with a wide variety of birds nesting on property. These include flamingos, the Bermuda Longtail Bird, Warblers, Grey Catbird, and more. Trails also snake around the property, making it a fun hiking spot.

Location

Positioned on the island of Bermuda, Spittal Pond happily welcomes residents and visitors rooming on this part of the island or close by. Whether or not you are staying very close, you are free to stop by to check out the sights. It is 3.8 miles east of Hamilton.

Set near the Atlantic Coast in Smith's Parish, Spittal Pond has two entrances along South Road. Parking lots are available.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending a few hours exploring the area is sharing food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Spittal Pond. Foxy's Cafe is an ideal restaurant to dine at on your way to checking out Spittal Pond, and is the closest restaurant to it. Also close-by, you and your party will encounter eateries such as Buzz n'Go Collector's Hill and North Rock Brewing Company where you should be sure to try a bit of British cuisine and experience the Bermuda culture.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy Spittal Pond, and have the energy to view some others, should check out Trott's Pond and Evan's Pond; the first is a mile and a half to the northeast of Spittal Pond. There are a couple other places of interest in the area, including Portuguese Rock, which is about a hundred yards away near Hamilton. You might also think about making the trip to Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, which is another nearby attraction.

This is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Spittal Pond
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Portuguese Rock Historic Site 0.1 mi. (6.2 km) NE 3.8 mi. East of Hamilton Bermuda
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve -- 0.1 mi. (6.2 km) NE 3.8 mi. East of Hamilton Bermuda
Jeffery's Cave GeoFeature 0.1 mi. (6.2 km) ESE 3.9 mi. East of Hamilton Bermuda
Winter Haven And Summer Haven National Reserve -- 0.8 mi. (7.3 km) NE 4.5 mi. East of Hamilton Bermuda
Watch Hill Park -- 0.8 mi. (7.4 km) ENE 4.6 mi. East of Hamilton Bermuda
Verdmont Museum 0.9 mi. (4.7 km) W Smith's Parish Bermuda
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo Other Attraction 1.0 mi. (5.6 km) NW Hamilton Parish Bermuda
Devonshire Bay Park -- 1.4 mi. (4.1 km) SW 2.6 mi. East of Hamilton Bermuda

More Information

Hours

Spittal Pond is open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.

Cost

Although entry into the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is free, a $5(USD) per person guided tour is available.

Location: Bermuda

 

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