Attractions in Hamilton

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For tourists who insist on doing more than just lounging on the beach (which is perfectly acceptable in an area where such gorgeous beaches abound), a town like Hamilton is ideal.  It is the capital city of Bermuda, and thus a hot bed of culture and historic significance.  Here, your days are easily filled with trips to museums, touring centuries old homes, and stopping by government buildings.  The important thing about this town is that nature is equally as important, and you can alternate museum hopping with hiking and picnics in local parks. 


Elbow Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to choose from, although they are all located nearby. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for visitors who are so inclined. You can click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that section of the coast.

Grape Bay Beach: Soft white sands and vivid blue waters create a dramatic image at Grape Bay Beach on Bermuda, the perfect environment for a true Caribbean experience. Light foliage enhances the sense of privacy.

Another place worth considering is Elbow Beach. Elbow Beach, named for the elbow-like curve of the beach, provides a calm, clear water and access to the nearby reef. Comfortable sand stretches over the half-mile of beach, where private villas and small hotels overlook the area.

Marley Beach: While there are many rocks lining Marley Beach, there is still plenty of soft sand that is perfect for laying in while soaking of the hot sun rays. The crystal blue water that leads out to the Atlantic is also beautiful to look at, while the transition of colors makers for a wonderful photo opportunity, as do the sunrises every morning.

These are just some of your options. Readers can get more details by going to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Waterville House

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Bermuda National Gallery. It is located in downtown Hamilton. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Many travelers also choose to visit Waterville House. It is located in eastern Hamilton. The historic Waterville House, built in 1725 and site of the first Trimingham Store, is now home to the Bermuda National Trust as well as a museum that gives tourists a glimpse into the every day workings of a well-to-do family of historic Bermuda.

Bermuda Historical Society Museum: One cannot discuss the history of Bermuda without making mention of the men who sailed the seas surrounding the island. At the Bermuda Historical Society Museum, guests will find displays of ceramics imported by early sea captains, artifacts that once belonged to Sir George Somers who was stranded on Bermuda's reefs in his ship the Sea Venture in 1609, and more.

This area has additional notable landmarks. Use this link to see our guide to other enjoyable places to visit in and around Hamilton.

Natural Attractions

Bermuda Botanical Gardens

One of the more frequently visited outdoor attractions is Bermuda Botanical Gardens. The Bermuda Botanical Gardens is the largest garden on the island, a great place for visitors to stroll through and enjoy the beautiful flora.

Hungry Bay Nature Reserve is another outdoor attraction that you might enjoy. This protected wetland is home to a variety of shellfish and birds that all require the unique ecosystem to survive. As Bermuda continues to grow, Hungry Bay is one of the few remaining locations free of development.

Hamilton offers plenty of additional choices. Use this link to read our article concerning natural attractions in and around the area.


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