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.

Positioned in Southampton Parish, 1.0 mile south of Hog Bay, West Whale Bay is on the South West edge of Bermuda. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Though it's removed from some of the more heavily traveled areas, many folks still find this a great destination as a way to escape the crowds.

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.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, which are great for lunches or as a home base for your belongings.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. 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


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Bermuda. Whale Bay Fort is seen about a hundred yards away, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Bermuda Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found five and a half miles to the north-northeast, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Guests visiting West Whale Bay who are looking for other interesting places to see might consider heading over to Somerset Village, since it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a hotel room close to the beach won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from nearby. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's listed in the table below.

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
The Corals 3.4 mi. N B & B
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
Wharf Executive Suites Hotel 4.9 mi. ENE Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Coconuts. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International cuisines. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options 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 is just one of many beaches you can visit on Bermuda.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, situated only a cab ride away from the coast. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Whitney Bay is just right. You'll find it a quarter mile to the northwest.

You might also want to visit Mangrove Bay, located three and a half miles to the north.

Maybe West Whale Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Bermuda you might like.


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