West Whale Bay

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.

Located in Southampton Parish, 1.0 mile south of Hog Bay, West Whale Bay is on the South West edge of Bermuda. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. The beaches on Bermuda aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but you'll find West Whale Bay to be a little calmer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

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 won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at West Whale Bay because there are public restrooms. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to do 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


West Whale Bay is on the South West coast of Bermuda. It is near some interesting sites like Whale Bay Fort, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Bermuda Maritime Museum (situated a quick taxi trip away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Bermuda.

The beach 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 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
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 3.0 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

Cities and Towns

West Whale Bay is in the Somerset Village area, so walking the city is a definite option. Those visiting West Whale Bay who are looking for further attractions might consider checking out Somerset Village, because it's nearby and is an area full of activity.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation destination, it usually isn't that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those looking to book a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the accommodation options 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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Bermuda's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Coconuts. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and International cuisines. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Bermuda, of course, so if West Whale Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you might enjoy is Alexandras Beach, located only a cab ride away from the coast. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Whitney Bay. It's located a quarter mile to the northwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Mangrove Bay, which is located three and a half miles away.

You may find that West Whale Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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