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 nearby. Although the area isn't crowded with buildings, many tourists choose this beach as it attracts those looking for easygoing atmosphere.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Bermuda. It is near some interesting sites like Port Royal Golf Course, which is located a few hundred yards to the east-northeast, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Bermuda Maritime Museum (located a short cab ride away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new way to view Bermuda's traditions and culture.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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 is close to Somerset Village, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Those visiting Whitney Bay who are looking for other opportunities for exploration might want to consider heading to Somerset Village, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it typically isn't a great challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Whitney Bay.

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
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
Inverurie Executive Suites Hotel 5.0 mi. E Hotel
Fourways Inn & Cottages 5.1 mi. E Hotel

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Coconuts. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

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
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
Bacci (866) 540-4497 Italian 3.0 mi. E Bermuda

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Whitney Bay on Bermuda.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, situated within cab range of the beach. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that West Whale Bay is just right. It's located a quarter mile to the southeast.

You may also want to consider Mangrove Bay, which is located three miles away.

Bermuda has plenty to offer its visitors, and Whitney Bay is just one of the many options.

 

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