Hamilton Attractions

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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. 

Beaches

Elbow Beach

You'll discover a large number of beaches to consider, although they are all located in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some members of your party are so inclined. Click on each beach name for a detailed review of that particular location.

Grape Bay Beach: Visitors can access the beach by car or foot, though drivers may wish to check with the local business owners. Numerous roads connected to South Road lead up to the beach area, between Grape Bay Drive and Inglewood Lane.

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 is not much that separates the several beaches that line the southern coast of Bermuda, Marley Beach is one of the few that are tucked away between developments, giving it a much more peaceful and natural appearance than the other beaches in the area.

These are only some of what you can find. Go to this extended discussion if you'd like more information.

Landmark Attractions

Waterville House

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Bermuda National Gallery. It is found within downtown Hamilton. This gallery is where there the national art collection is held, with many of the most important pieces of Bermudan artwork on display, as well as works from around the world. Mediums include paintings, photography, sculpture, and even cultural masks.

Another landmark worth visiting is Waterville House. It is located in eastern Hamilton. A tour of the Waterville House is great for tourists interested in life on Bermuda for early settlers. The two main rooms of the house are furnished with relics donated to the museum by the Tringham family, and what is not original has been replicated to make the home appear as it was during the 19th century.

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.

The region has quite a few other places to see. If you'd like to find out more concerning other interesting places to visit in and near the area by going to this page.

Natural Attractions

Bermuda Botanical Gardens

Vacationers who enjoy spending time outdoors will often have fun visiting Bermuda Botanical Gardens. <p>The Bermuda Botanical Gardens is the largest garden on the island, a great place for visitors to stroll through and enjoy the beautiful flora.</p>

Another local attraction you might enjoy is Hungry Bay Nature Reserve. <p>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.</p>

Hamilton has some other choices too. Make your way to this extended discussion dedicated to natural attractions in and near the area if you'd like additional specifics.

 

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