Water Rocks Beach

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As you might be able to guess from the name, Water Rocks Beach is a bit rockier than most beaches on Bermuda. However, you will not find the sharp little rocks here. Instead, expect large boulders that at times extend from where the sand begin and continue well into the water.

Positioned in Warwick Parish, Water Rocks Beach is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity.

How to Access The Beach
As mentioned above, Water Rocks Beach has a trail that comes to it from South Shore Park. Using the trail tends to be the most direct way of reaching the beach, though it is just as easy to go to one of the other nearby beaches and simply walk the coast. Either way, you will need to do a little bit of a hike if you want to reach Water Rocks Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

As part of a series of southern beaches that have these large rocks, Water Rocks Beach is the smallest. Making up more of a wedge between two large boulders, Water Rocks Beach is barely its own beach at all. Nonetheless, devout visitors will say otherwise, and point out that Water Rocks Beach has its own entrance and trail from the South Shore Park.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Remember to take into account that Water Rocks Beach is in an area which is an urban area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Bermuda. It is near some interesting sites like Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton, which is found three quarters of a mile to the west, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Bermuda Historical Society Museum, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Water Rocks Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Water Rocks Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course 0.6 mi. W Bermuda
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 0.8 mi. NNW Bermuda
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.0 mi. W Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 1.3 mi. NNE Bermuda
Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 1.9 mi. NE Bermuda
Bermuda Golf Academy Golf Course 2.7 mi. W Bermuda
Maria Ever's Smith Gallery Art Gallery 3.2 mi. NE Bermuda
Whale Bay Fort Historical Site 3.2 mi. W Bermuda
Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 3.3 mi. NE Bermuda
Picturesque Gallery Art Gallery 3.3 mi. NE Bermuda
Port Royal Golf Course Golf Course 3.3 mi. W Bermuda
Crisson & Hind Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.3 mi. NE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Water Rocks Beach guests seeking other interesting places to see should consider heading to Hamilton, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Hamilton is a quick trip away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation destination, it is not typically a great challenge to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For those hoping to book a place that's near the beach, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Water Rocks Beach.

Accommodations near Water Rocks Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fairmont Southampton 0.5 mi. W Resort
Longtail Cliffs Apartments 1.1 mi. NE Hotel
The Reefs 1.3 mi. W Resort
Granaway Guest House & Cottages 1.7 mi. NNE Hotel
Surf Side Beach Club 2.1 mi. NE Hotel
Watercolours 2.2 mi. NE B & B
Fourways Inn & Cottages 2.3 mi. NE Hotel
Inverurie Executive Suites Hotel 2.3 mi. NE Hotel
Coral Beach & Tennis Club 2.5 mi. ENE Hotel
Salt Kettle House 2.6 mi. NE Guest house

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Bacci. The restaurant features Italian food. They are also known for their pasta. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Water Rocks Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bacci (866) 540-4497 Italian Fine Dining 0.5 mi. W
Jasmine Lounge (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Informal 0.5 mi. W
Ocean Club (866) 540-4497 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. W
The Dock (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Informal 0.5 mi. W
The Newport (866) 540-4497 Contemporary Informal 0.5 mi. W
Waterlot Inn (866) 540-4497 Continental Fine Dining 0.5 mi. W
Wickets (866) 540-4497 Eclectic Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Windows on the Sound (866) 540-4497 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. W
Henry VIII (441) 238-1977 British Informal 1.0 mi. W
The Dining Room (441) 238-8679 Caribbean, European, International -- 1.0 mi. W
Buzz n'Go Warwick (441) 236-3021 American Very Casual -- --
Island Spice (441) 238-7944 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Water Rocks Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also want to visit Warwick Long Bay, located a half mile to the northeast. 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.

Maybe Water Rocks Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Bermuda offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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