Natural Attractions in Hamilton

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It is hard to look away from the pastel buildings that line the streets in Hamilton, but when you do you'll realize there is a wealth of nature to be explored in the capital city of Bermuda.  Parks are an easy and obvious choice, but if you're willing to venture just outside of city limits you can do some hiking, visit a forest preserve, and even spend some time checking out a zoo or aquarium. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve

Do you enjoy spending time out in the fresh air? You may be happy to learn the area has quite a number of nature preserves nearby.

Hungry Bay Nature Reserve is a nature preserve located within Hamilton. Equipped with plenty of parking and located right off South Road, you should not have any problems if you try to come here.

Vacationers wanting to find a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring places like Sherwin Nature Reserve. Sherwin Nature Reserve is located right off Middle Road, making it very easy to get to.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve: Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is the largest protected wildlife area on Bermuda, encompassing around sixty-four acres. The large area consequently means that there is a very varied ecosystem in the park, letting many people with different preferences stay entertained.

Check the table just below for more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Hamilton
Name Type Location Island
Gilbert Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Somerset Village, 4.6 mi. West of Central Hamilton Somerset Island
Hungry Bay Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.9 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Seymour's Pond Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.8 mi. South West of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Sherwin Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.8 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Winter Haven And Summer Haven National Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.5 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda

Caves

Crystal Caves

Even though most vacationers come for the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Hamilton some great options, including 6 caves.

You may enjoy visiting Leamington Cave, which is found in Hamilton Parish, 5.6 mi. Northeast of central Hamilton. The mesmerizing nature of nature made, underground caves is too much for you to miss out on a chance to explore Learnington Cave on Bermuda.

An additional choice to consider Admiral's Cave. It is located within Henrys Hill, 5.6 mi. Northeast of central Hamilton. Named for a British Admiral who was known for transporting important geo formations back to England, Admiral's Cave was once a popular tourist attraction complete with tour guides that has fallen into disrepair. Vandalism has taken its toll on the cave, however, guests are still welcome to explore the spot on their own.

The chart below offers more details concerning caves.

Caves Near Hamilton
Name Type Location Island
Admiral's Cave Cave Henrys Hill, 5.6 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Cathedral Cave Cave Castle Harbour, 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton St. David's Island
Crystal Caves Cave Henrys Hill, 5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Fantasy Caves Cave Henrys Hill, 5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Jeffery's Cave Cave 3.9 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Leamington Cave Cave 5.6 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Visitors can experience one of the many parks, as well as 4 botanical gardens in Hamilton.

The parks and gardens worth looking into are listed in the following table.

Parks and Gardens In Hamilton
Name Type Location
Admiralty House Park Park 1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Hamilton
Barr's Bay Park Park 0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton
Par-La-Ville Park Park Downtown Hamilton
Point Pleasant Park Park Downtown Hamilton
Victoria Park Park Downtown Hamilton

Zoos and Aquariums

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo

If the concept of spending part of a day surrounded by sea life tickles your fancy, consider visiting Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo. Founded in 1926, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo (BAMZ) is one of the world's oldest aquariums and a great place to learn about all of the island's wildlife.

Aquariums Near Hamilton
Name Type Location Island/th>
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo Aquarium 3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda

Of course, Hamilton has other attractions. To see our complete guide to other attractions, visit this page.

 

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