West Whale Bay

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West Whale Bay beach is a relatively small beach area that provides visitors soft, pink sand and calm, shallow water. The area is perfect for swimmers and lush, green vegetation offers the perfect backdrop.

Positioned near the heart of Southampton Parish, 1.0 mile south of Hog Bay, West Whale Bay is on the South West edge of Bermuda. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Bermuda's beaches, but West Whale Bay is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible via the local road Whale Bay Road, with signage directing drivers to the West Whale Bay Park. Admission is free from sunrise to sunset.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located in the southwest of Bermuda, the Whale Bay beach is tucked away amongst palm trees and hills. The area's pink sands sit below a cliff and the calm waters are perfect for swimmers of all ages. The local fauna that surrounds the beach adds to the area's tropical feel.

Vacationers can take advantages of picnic tables at this beach, which are great for lunches or as a home base for your belongings.

You will be able to use a public restroom at West Whale Bay. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. This small beach can easily get crowded especially in the spring with whale watchers, fishermen, and swimmers enjoying the surf. Tourists and locals both enjoy what this beach has to offer.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Bermuda. It is close to Whale Bay Fort, which is found about a hundred yards away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Bermuda Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found five and a half miles to the north-northeast, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near West Whale Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Whale Bay Fort Historical Site 0.1 mi. NNE Bermuda
Port Royal Golf Course Golf Course 0.4 mi. N Bermuda
Bermuda Golf Academy Golf Course 0.6 mi. E Bermuda
Fort Scaur Historical Site 2.0 mi. N Bermuda
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.3 mi. E Bermuda
Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course 2.6 mi. E Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 3.8 mi. E Bermuda
Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 4.5 mi. ENE Bermuda
Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery Art Gallery 5.3 mi. NNE Bermuda
Bermuda Clayworks Art Gallery 5.4 mi. NNE Bermuda
Dockyard Glasswork Art Gallery 5.4 mi. NNE Bermuda
Bermuda Arts Centre At Dockyard Art Gallery 5.5 mi. NNE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

West Whale Bay is near Somerset Village, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Those visiting West Whale Bay who are looking for additional places to explore might want to consider heading to Somerset Village, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of Bermuda.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation area, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For visitors looking to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodations closest to West Whale Bay.

Accommodations near West Whale Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pompano Beach Club 0.6 mi. NW Resort
Greene's Guest House 0.6 mi. E B & B
The Reefs 2.0 mi. E Resort
Fairmont Southampton 2.8 mi. E Resort
Cambridge Beaches Resort 3.7 mi. N Resort
Longtail Cliffs Apartments 4.2 mi. E Hotel
Granaway Guest House & Cottages 4.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Watercolours 4.7 mi. ENE B & B
Inverurie Executive Suites Hotel 4.9 mi. ENE Hotel
Fourways Inn & Cottages 5.0 mi. ENE Hotel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is Coconuts. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near West Whale Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Coconuts (441) 238-0222 Caribbean, International 2.0 mi. E Bermuda
Ocean Echo (441) 238-0222 Caribbean, Contemporary 2.0 mi. E Bermuda
The Dining Room (441) 238-8679 Caribbean, European, International 2.3 mi. E Bermuda
Henry VIII (441) 238-1977 British 2.3 mi. E Bermuda
Bacci (866) 540-4497 Italian 2.8 mi. E Bermuda
Jasmine Lounge (866) 540-4497 Eclectic 2.8 mi. E Bermuda
Ocean Club (866) 540-4497 Caribbean 2.8 mi. E Bermuda
The Dock (866) 540-4497 Eclectic 2.8 mi. E Bermuda
The Newport (866) 540-4497 Contemporary 2.8 mi. E Bermuda
Waterlot Inn (866) 540-4497 Continental 2.8 mi. E Bermuda
Wickets (866) 540-4497 Eclectic 2.8 mi. E Bermuda
Windows on the Sound (866) 540-4497 Caribbean 2.8 mi. E Bermuda

Other Beaches

West Whale Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out on Bermuda.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Alexandras Beach, situated within cab range of the beach. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Whitney Bay. It's located a quarter mile to the northwest.

You may also want to consider Mangrove Bay, which is located three and a half miles to the north.

Bermuda has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting West Whale Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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