Whitney Bay

Whitney Bay, situated on the Southampton Parish, offers a small beach area surrounded by palm trees and rock formations. The clear water is calm, while the bordering Port Royal Golf Course provides a unique backdrop. The beach is typically uncrowded due to the area's small size and location.

Located in Southampton Parish, 0.7 miles south of Hog Bay, Whitney Bay is on the South West coast of Bermuda. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Bermuda's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Whitney Bay is less exposed than the others, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is accessible via foot and golf cart on the far end of the Port Royal Golf Course. The beach is typically used by the hotel which sits directly outside of the beach area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Whitney Bay's beach is tucked away beneath a hill on the southwestern end of the island and its landscape is dotted with palm trees and dramatic rocks. The bay's water is shallow and calm, making for ideal swimming.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Whitney Bay on the South West coast of Bermuda; this area boasts other attractions such as Port Royal Golf Course, which is a few hundred yards to the east-northeast.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Bermuda Maritime Museum. This museum is located 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 even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Whitney Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Port Royal Golf Course Golf Course 0.2 mi. ENE Bermuda
Whale Bay Fort Historical Site 0.3 mi. SE Bermuda
Bermuda Golf Academy Golf Course 0.9 mi. ESE Bermuda
Fort Scaur Historical Site 1.8 mi. N Bermuda
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.5 mi. E Bermuda
Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course 2.8 mi. E Bermuda
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 3.2 mi. E Bermuda
Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 3.9 mi. E Bermuda
Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 4.7 mi. E Bermuda
Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery Art Gallery 5.2 mi. NNE Bermuda
Dockyard Glasswork Art Gallery 5.3 mi. NNE Bermuda
Bermuda Clayworks Art Gallery 5.3 mi. NNE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Whitney Bay tourists looking for further attractions might want to consider going to Somerset Village, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Whitney Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pompano Beach Club 0.2 mi. NNW Resort
Greene's Guest House 0.9 mi. E B & B
The Reefs 2.3 mi. ESE Resort
Fairmont Southampton 3.0 mi. E Resort
The Corals 3.3 mi. NNE B & B
Cambridge Beaches Resort 3.5 mi. N Resort
Granaway Guest House & Cottages 4.3 mi. E Hotel
Longtail Cliffs Apartments 4.4 mi. E Hotel
Watercolours 4.8 mi. E B & B
Wharf Executive Suites Hotel 5.0 mi. E Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Coconuts. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International menu items. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near Whitney Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Coconuts (441) 238-0222 Caribbean, International 2.3 mi. ESE Bermuda
Ocean Echo (441) 238-0222 Caribbean, Contemporary 2.3 mi. ESE Bermuda
The Dining Room (441) 238-8679 Caribbean, European, International 2.5 mi. E Bermuda
Henry VIII (441) 238-1977 British 2.6 mi. E Bermuda
Arabian Palace (441) 234-2655 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Cool Pleasures Ice-Cream (441) 333-2665 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Misty's Take Out (441) 234-2449 -- -- -- Somerset Island
New Traditions Restaurant (441) 234-3770 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Salt Rock Grill & Sushi Bar (441) 234-4502 Caribbean -- -- Somerset Island
Village Cafe (441) 234-3167 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Woody's Drive Inn Two (441) 234-2082 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Gloria's Kitchen (441) 234-2523 -- 3.0 mi. N Somerset Island

Other Beaches

Whitney Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit on Bermuda.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, located only a cab ride away from the coast. Others might prefer West Whale Bay, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located a quarter mile to the southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Mangrove Bay, which is located three miles to the north.

Maybe Whitney Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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