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 on St. George's Island, Achilles Bay Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Achilles Bay Beach is one beach which rarely gets too crowded, but it's still a popular and generally active spot.

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 snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs will be offered here for visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. Achilles Bay beach is private, and these sands are reserved for guests of the St. George's Club.

Achilles Bay Beach plus its assortment of amenities and services are found inside a relatively urbanized region. If you seek to avoid the crowds, it's a good idea to plan your visit out and beat the crowds, perhaps arriving earlier in the morning. If not, you may run the risk of all the amenities being overwhelmed.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Achilles Bay Beach on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is close to Fort St. Catherine, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like St. George's Historical Society Museum (one of the closest to Achilles Bay Beach) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new perspective of Bermuda.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't 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
St. George's Golf Club Golf Course 0.3 mi. S Bermuda
Unfinished Church Historical Site 0.5 mi. S St. David's Island
Old Rectory Historical Site 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island
St. George's Historical Society Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island
Old State House Historical Site 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island
Bermuda Heritage Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island
The Perfumery Facility Viewing 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island
St. George Historical District Historical Site 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island
Bermuda National Trust Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island
Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool Historical Site 0.6 mi. S St. David's Island

Cities and Towns

Achilles Bay Beach is very close to St. George, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Achilles Bay Beach visitors looking for some additional excitement might want to think about going to St. George, because it's not far away and is an active, busy area.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.


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 restaurants is Buzz Tobacoo Cay. This restaurant features American food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and sandwiches. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

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

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Bermuda besides Achilles Bay Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Alexandras Beach, a beach which also provides ample peace and seclusion. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Paget Island Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider 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.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Bermuda, so visiting Achilles Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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