Achilles Bay Beach

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Achilles Bay is located on the northernmost point of the island and offers water that are very serene. The area's beach is fairly small, but its secluded location promises that it remains uncrowded. Rocks populate the bay, making it an excellent snorkeling location.

Located near the center of St. George's Island, Achilles Bay Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Many of the beaches on Bermuda are quiet and secluded, but Achilles Bay Beach is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is possible by foot and car. Drivers should take Barry Road to Retreat Hill Road, which leads directly into a small car park next to the beach area. Signs for St. Catherine's Fort are also helpful.

Amenities and Ambiance

Achilles Bay gets its name from its heel-like shape and it is located in close proximity to the larger St. Catherine's Beach. Despite its small size, the beach still offers a wonderful panoramic view of the tip of the Bermudas and the Atlantic ocean. Trees and hills border the island and the famous St. Catherine's Fort stands a short distance to the right.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You might also have the option to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas are available for guests looking for a relaxing spot in the shade. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Achilles Bay beach is private, and these sands are reserved for guests of the St. George's Club.

You should remember that Achilles Bay Beach is in an area which is visited by quite a number of tourists, which means you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is close to Fort St. Catherine, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like St. George's Historical Society Museum (one of the closest to Achilles Bay Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Bermuda's interesting past.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Achilles Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort St. Catherine Historical Site 0.1 mi. ENE Bermuda
Unfinished Church Historical Site 0.5 mi. S Bermuda
Old Rectory Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
St. George's Historical Society Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Old State House Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Bermuda Heritage Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
The Perfumery Facility Viewing 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
St. George Historical District Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Bermuda National Trust Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Vera P. Card Art Gallery 0.7 mi. S Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Achilles Bay Beach who are seeking additional places to explore might think about making the trip to St. George, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of Bermuda's frequently visited hotels and resorts lining this beach, but if you're looking to avoid hoards of vacationers, the lack of accommodation options will be a pleasant sight.

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Achilles Bay Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Buzz Tobacoo Cay. The restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Achilles Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Buzz Tobacoo Cay (441) 297-2756 American Informal -- --
White Horse Pub (441) 297-1838 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. S
Temptations (441) 297-1368 American Very Casual -- --
Tavern by the Sea (441) 297-3305 International Very Casual -- --
Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio (441) 297-1307 Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Polaris Restaurant (441) 297-0786 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext. 331 Continental Fine Dining -- --
Cafe Boulevard (441) 293-1321 -- -- 1.9 mi. SSW
Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International Informal 1.9 mi. SE
Tony's Fine Foods (441) 293-3354 -- -- 3.6 mi. SW
Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour (441) 293-8605 International Very Casual 3.6 mi. SW
Tom Moore's Tavern (441) 293-8020 Continental Fine Dining 3.6 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Achilles Bay Beach on Bermuda.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, a beach which also offers sufficient opportunities to relax. More active guests, though, may be interested in Paget Island Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby.

Another location you may want to try is St. Catherine's Beach, which is an additional nearby Bermuda destination. St. Catherines's Beach, formerly known as Club Med Beach is one of Bermuda's little pieces of paradise. This oceanfront location is public, so anyone can visit.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Achilles Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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