When the entire town you're visiting has been dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can bet your days are easily kept busy visiting one important historical landmark after the other. Indeed, this if the case with Saint George's Parish on Bermuda, where each new cobblestone street introduces you to another bit of island history. In addition to historical and cultural attractions, there are also beaches that are great for swimming and snorkeling, and several natural sites where you can view interesting rock formations and stroll through local parks.
You will discover a large selection of beaches to choose from in the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about that individual beach.
If you enjoy snorkeling, a beach worth considering is Tobacco Bay Beach. Tobacco Bay beach, one of the most popular on the island, offers a great experience for all ages. The calm, shallow waters of the bay make for excellent snorkeling and swimming, while fascinating limestone rock formations provide privacy.
Another good choice for those who enjoy snorkeling is Clearwater Beach. Clearwater Beach is protected by a small rock formation that stretches out from the island, creating Turtle Bay to the east, but also guaranteeing a private atmosphere. The calm waters of the Atlantic promise excellent swimming, while the adjoining Cooper's Island Nature Reserve to the south creates a quiet environment, as well as makes for an excellent picnic spot.
Long Bay Beach: The beach is accessible from Cooper's Island Road. With the island's narrow roads, it's encouraged that visitors visit via scooters or bicycles rather than by car.
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A common landmark for vacationers is Bermuda Heritage Museum. It is located within Saint Georges Parish. Following mostly the history of black Bermudans, from emancipation to political and social influence. The lodge that houses the museum was once home of a society that assisted freed slaves.
Many travelers also choose to visit St. George's Historical Society Museum. It is situated in Saint Georges Parish. The Museum is open from 10 am - 4 pm Monday through Saturday during the months of April through November. During January through March, they're open from 10 am - 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Bermuda National Trust Museum: In the Bermuda National Trust Museum guests will find exhibits detailing Bermuda's role in the American Civil War, a video presentation on the island's arts and history and a gift shop.
That's not all -- you'll find a nice selection of other places to visit. Follow this link to read our page regarding other sites worth visiting in this area.
Vacationers who enjoy spending time outdoors will probably enjoy visiting Sommers Garden. As the story goes, Sir George Somers asked that when he die, his heart be buried on Bermuda where it belongs. His nephew honored his request when he died in 1609 by burying his heart on the grounds that are now known as Somers Garden.
Cooper's Island Nature Reserve is another local attraction that you might enjoy. Once occupied by the U.S. military and NASA, Cooper's Island Nature Reserve is now an area of conservation that looks to protect local flora and fauna.
These are just a sample of your options. Those needing to get more details concerning natural attractions in this area, can do so here.
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