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 find an abundance of beaches to consider, though they are all found nearby. Snorkeling is available at several locations, if some members of your party enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on each beach name for a detailed review of that particular location.

Grape Bay Beach: Grape Bay features a long, sandy beach in the island's Paget Parish. Shallow, clear sea water washes up on shore, inviting guests to take a relaxing swim or snorkel, while those on shore can take in the amazing panoramic view.

A second location for beach-goers to consider 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: Marley Beach is located just off of South Road in between the Surf Side Beach Club and the Fairmont Golf Club.

These are just a few of the available options. Make your way to this extended discussion if you'd like some more information.

Landmark Attractions

Waterville House

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

Another common landmark for vacationers is 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: A quirky little history museum, the building itself is a speck of Bermuda history, designed by the first postmaster of the town, famous for his eccentricities. It shares a building with the library.

These examples are only a few of what you can find. For a more comprehensive look at landmarks in and around Hamilton, use this link.

Natural Attractions

Bermuda Botanical Gardens

One of the worthwhile natural 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 site you should consider visiting. 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 has other natural attractions. To learn more about natural attractions in and around Hamilton, see this page.


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