Stonehole Bay

Photo Credit: © Brian Gratwicke CC BY

This beach is often a secluded haven that hardly gets crowded. Wading is safe in the shallow waters, yet the tides can get rough and dangerous as you move deeper into the sea. The strong rock formations and dramatic hills gives visitors the impression of a tropical hideaway.

Set in Warwick Parish, Stonehole Bay is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You might want regardless of whether you're staying very close. Stonehole Bay is one of those beautiful but fun beaches which is rarely too crowded, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the beach must be done by foot via the South Shore Park, meaning that the area is limited to those that are physically able. Vehicles should find the car park located at the intersection of South Road and Warwick Camp.

Amenities and Ambiance

With a sandy shoreline scattered with large rocks, Stonehole Bay is never very crowded. The shore literally disappears at high tide, so plan accordingly before heading out. The waters are rough sometimes, but near the shore it is safe to swim in the shallow bay. Rip tides and cloudy waters out near the coral make this spot a difficult and dangerous place to snorkel. West of the beach is the Water Rocks Beach, featuring similar landscapes and South Shore Park to the north guarantees a buffer between the main road and the bay.

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 order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, so you can save your picnic lunch from the sand.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Usually devoid of many people, Stonehole Bay's charm is its seclusion. Both locals and tourists come to enjoy its shores but not in abundance.

With that said, you ought to be sensitive to the fact that even though there are (BLANK) conveniences on-site while at Stonehole Bay, it is found in an area commonly frequented by travelers. This means that if you feel that these amenities can make or break a good time, naturally, it's a good cause to make it there earlier in the day before the other people show up or going to a beach further away. Or you could possibly miss the opportunity to use the amenities that the beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Stonehole Bay is on the South West coast of Bermuda; this area boasts other attractions such as Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club, which is three quarters of a mile away.

History-focused attractions such as Sessions House are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Stonehole Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Bermuda, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this shore will be found easily reached by taking a cab from this site of historical significance.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Stonehole Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 0.8 mi. NW Bermuda
Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course 0.9 mi. W Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 1.0 mi. N Bermuda
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.2 mi. W Bermuda
Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 1.6 mi. NE Bermuda
Desmond Fountain Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 mi. NE Bermuda
Maria Ever's Smith Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Golf Academy Golf Course 2.9 mi. W Bermuda
Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 3.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Picturesque Gallery Art Gallery 3.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Crisson & Hind Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.0 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda National Gallery Art Museum 3.1 mi. NE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Stonehole Bay is close to Hamilton, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Those visiting Stonehole Bay who are looking for a little additional excitement might think about checking out Hamilton, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda. From the coast, Hamilton isn't far off, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist area, it shouldn't be very tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those wanting to find a place that's on or near the water, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Stonehole Bay.

Accommodations near Stonehole Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fairmont Southampton 0.7 mi. W Resort
Longtail Cliffs Apartments 0.8 mi. NE Hotel
Granaway Guest House & Cottages 1.4 mi. NNE Hotel
The Reefs 1.6 mi. W Resort
Surf Side Beach Club 1.8 mi. ENE Hotel
Watercolours 1.9 mi. NNE B & B
Fourways Inn & Cottages 2.0 mi. NE Hotel
Wharf Executive Suites Hotel 2.0 mi. NE Hotel
Coral Beach & Tennis Club 2.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Salt Kettle House 2.3 mi. NE Guest house


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Bacci. This restaurant serves Italian food. They're also renowned for their pasta. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Stonehole Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bacci (866) 540-4497 Italian Fine Dining 0.7 mi. W
Jasmine Lounge (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. W
Ocean Club (866) 540-4497 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. W
The Dock (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. W
The Newport (866) 540-4497 Contemporary Informal 0.7 mi. W
Waterlot Inn (866) 540-4497 Continental Fine Dining 0.7 mi. W
Wickets (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. W
Windows on the Sound (866) 540-4497 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. W
Buzz n'Go Warwick (441) 236-3021 American Very Casual -- --
Island Spice (441) 238-7944 -- -- -- --
The Dining Room (441) 238-8679 Caribbean, European, International -- 1.2 mi. W
Henry VIII (441) 238-1977 British Informal 1.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach on Bermuda will have lots of options besides Stonehole Bay.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, found within taxi range of the coast. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Chaplin Bay. You'll find it about a hundred yards to the south west.

Another option worth considering is Warwick Long Bay, which is located within a short distance. Warwick Long Bay is the perfect island escape for travelers seeking peace and quiet. Set in a pristine natural environment with calm, clear waters and an exquisite coral reef, the area is perfect for exploring and relaxing. There aren't any facilities other than bathrooms, however, so visitors will want to bring all the essentials, including food and drinks.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Bermuda, but Stonehole Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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