One of Bermuda's lesser known beaches, most only see it in passing while heading to the battery of the same name. Those who do stop by are sure in for a treat, as Alexandras Battery Beach is one of the best spots on the island to search for sea glass.
Situated near the heart of St. George's Island, Alexandras Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may find that Alexandras Beach is just the right spot. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not totally devoid of people either.
The beach is located steps from the eastern end of Barry Road and next to Alexandras Battery Park. You should not have any problems parking at the park and walking down to the beach, or finding a taxi to take you there.
Bare of trees and with plenty of sand, Alexandras Battery Beach offer plenty of space for those looking to spread out and enjoy the sun. However, those who like to walk the beach will be able to search for sea glass; actual glass made from natural processes that come in beautiful colors. While the glass shards are not as sharp as man-made glass, you still may want to wear some kind of footwear.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.
Since Alexandras Beach will be found within a relatively urbanized region, you might need to hunt to get a spot!
Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Bermuda. Gates Fort is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.
If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Bermuda Heritage Museum, a lovely museum found three quarters of a mile to the west, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.
Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|Gates Fort||Historical Site||0.1 mi.||SE||Bermuda|
|Fort Cunningham||Historical Site||0.6 mi.||SE||Paget Island|
|Old State House||Historical Site||0.6 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Bermuda Heritage Museum||Museum||0.6 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Museum||0.6 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool||Historical Site||0.7 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Historical Site||0.7 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|St. George's Historical Society Museum||Museum||0.7 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Bermuda National Trust Museum||Museum||0.7 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Unfinished Church||Historical Site||0.7 mi.||WNW||St. David's Island|
|St. Peter's Church||Historical Site||0.7 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Vera P. Card||Art Gallery||0.7 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
Alexandras Beach is near, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Alexandras Beach tourists looking for further attractions might think about going to St. George, which is not far away and is an especially active area of Bermuda. From the beach, St. George is not far away, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Bermuda's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. White Horse Pub is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You'll find it three quarters of a mile away.
The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.
|White Horse Pub||(441) 297-1838||Caribbean||0.7 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Tavern by the Sea||(441) 297-3305||International||0.7 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Temptations||(441) 297-1368||American||0.7 mi.||W||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||0.8 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|Griffin's Bistro||(441) 297-1200 ext. 331||Continental||0.9 mi.||W||St. David's Island|
|(441) 297-2756||American||1.0 mi.||NW||Bermuda|
|Blackhorse Tavern||(441) 297-1991||Caribbean, International||1.0 mi.||SSE||Bermuda|
|(441) 293-1321||--||1.6 mi.||SW||Bermuda|
|Tom Moore's Tavern||(441) 293-8020||Continental||3.5 mi.||SW||St. David's Island|
|The Point Restaurant||(441) 298-4000||Eclectic||3.5 mi.||SW||None|
|Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour||(441) 293-8605||International||3.6 mi.||SW||Bermuda|
Alexandras Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Bermuda.
If the exciting vibe at Alexandras Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider also visiting Paget Island Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a quarter mile to the southeast.
You might also want to visit 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.
You may find that Alexandras Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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