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.

Situated on St. George's Island, Achilles Bay Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may want to give Achilles Bay Beach a try. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's also not completely secluded.

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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

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 will be available for use to guests looking for a relaxing spot in the shade. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration. Achilles Bay beach is private, and these sands are reserved for guests of the St. George's Club.

Achilles Bay Beach as well as its available conveniences are of course located within an area popular among tourist. With that in mind, if your ideal vacation means the amenities are a crucial feature, it'll likely be an appropriate idea to show up in the morning prior to when the other tourists come or perhaps even going to a more secluded beach further away. Or you may be unable to fully enjoy all the services which this beach offers.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Achilles Bay Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is near Fort St. Catherine, which is one of the attractions in the area.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers 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 a whole new way to view Bermuda's traditions and culture.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Achilles Bay Beach is close to St. George, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Achilles Bay Beach guests seeking other opportunities for exploration might want to consider heading over to St. George, because it's not far away and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are.

You won't find any of Bermuda's popular resorts near this beach, though if you're hoping to dodge masses of tourists, the shortage of accommodation possibilities will surely be a pleasant sight.

Food

If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Buzz Tobacoo Cay. This restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. 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 since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

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, there are more fantastic beaches besides Achilles Bay Beach on Bermuda.

Another location you might enjoy is Alexandras Beach, another place which provides sufficient quietude and peace. More active guests, though, may be interested in Paget Island Beach, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations.

You may also want to consider St. Catherine's Beach, another great beach choice on Bermuda. 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.

Of course, Bermuda has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Achilles Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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