Saint Georges Parish Attractions

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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.

Beaches

Tobacco Bay Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the beach names to get additional information about that part of the coast.

One beach that offers snorkeling 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 snorkelers is Clearwater Beach. Clearwater Beach is located on St. Davis Island and features a shallow-water beach that curves slightly on the island's easternmost peninsula. It's remote location promises that the area will be limited to locals.

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.

Saint Georges Parish offers several additional beach choices. Visit this article if you want to get some more information.

Landmark Attractions

Bermuda National Trust Museum

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Bermuda Heritage Museum. It is found in 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 found within Saint Georges Parish. More than just a museum, this historical site is dedicated to preserving the history of Bermuda. They have lots of fun educational events, classes, as well as fascinating collections that share the colorful local history.

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.

The area offers other notable landmarks. To read more about other interesting places to visit in Saint Georges Parish, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

Cooper's Island Nature Reserve

Sommers Garden is one of the most enjoyable natural attractions. <p>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.</p>

Cooper's Island Nature Reserve is another attraction you might want to consider. <p>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.</p>

These examples are only a few of the choices you'll find. Use this link to visit our guide to natural attractions in Saint Georges Parish.

 

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