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 on the western edge of Southampton Parish, 0.7 miles south of Hog Bay, Whitney Bay is on the South West edge of Bermuda. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Whitney Bay stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches you'll come across on Bermuda offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Whitney Bay on the South West coast of Bermuda. It is near Port Royal Golf Course, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you're intrigued by Bermuda's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Whale Bay Fort, which is a quarter mile to the southeast.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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
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
Bermuda Arts Centre At Dockyard Art Gallery 5.4 mi. NNE Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Whitney Bay who are seeking a little additional excitement will want to consider checking out Somerset Village, because it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Travelers hoping to find a room not far from Whitney Bay shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing what's listed 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
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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Coconuts. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International menu items. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Bermuda has many beaches, so Whitney Bay is not your only option.

Another location you might enjoy is Alexandras Beach, situated within taxi range of the coast. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at West Whale Bay. It's found a quarter mile to the southeast.

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

Bermuda has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Whitney Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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