Whale Bay Fort

Built sometime around 1750, Whale Bay Fort was part of a series of forts built along Bermuda's coast. The fort was built in defense of a channel that if captured could serve as an offensive position against the Royal Naval Dockyard.


Visitors to the site will be able to explore what is left of the fort, which is quite a lot. You will be able to climb the walls and go through the interior. Be sure to go to the top for a vantage point that offers fantastic views of the surrounding area.

Staying Close

Southampton Parish is a good option for those wishing to visit Whale Bay Fort, since travelers to this part of Bermuda will have the benefit of easy site access during their visit. If you'd like to book your stay within easy reach of this historical site, you'll enjoy a moderate variety of places to stay in the area.

Hotels near Whale Bay Fort
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Pompano Beach Club Resort 0.5 mi. (4.2 km) NW
Greene's Guest House B & B 0.6 mi. (4.9 km) E
The Reefs Resort 2.0 mi. (6.3 km) E
Fairmont Southampton Resort 2.8 mi. (6.1 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious visitors might additionally be attracted by the area because of the opportunities for outdoor activities. Travelers with an interest in trying out their talents on the golf course, might want to do so at the most convenient golfing facility, which is Port Royal Golf Course. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at West Whale Bay, which is the closest beach to Whale Bay Fort. Also, an additional selection of beach and golf choices are available in the community. You will discover additional other local attractions in this general area. There are a pair of spots worth checking out -West Whale Bay Park and Hog Bay Park- each of them situated rather close to the historic site.


Operating Hours

The fort is open to the public from sun-up to sun-down.


Part of a public park, there is no fee to visit the park.

Contact Information

Location: Whale Bay Road, Southampton Parish, Bermuda


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