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 number of beaches to choose from in the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on each beach name to get additional information about that section of the coast.

A location where snorkeling is an option 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 visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Clearwater Beach. The beach is accessible by foot, bicycle, and vehicle. For drivers, a car park is located directly off of Cooper's Island Road.

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 has several other beach choices. Readers can get more information here.

Landmark Attractions

Bermuda National Trust Museum

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Bermuda Heritage Museum. It is located in Saint Georges Parish. Open from 10am to 3pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Another popular destination is St. George's Historical Society Museum. It is situated in Saint Georges Parish. The ‘welcoming arms’ stairs invite you in to this historical property, which was purchased by the St. George’s Historical Society in 1922. Inside you will find an extensive collection of exhibits that provide inside into daily routines, early travel patterns, and the impact on Bermuda of significant external events like the American Revolution and Civil War.

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.

These are only a few of the options worth consideration For a more comprehensive look at other interesting places to visit in this area, see this page.

Natural Attractions

Cooper's Island Nature Reserve

Sommers Garden is one of the better known outdoor tourist attractions. 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.

Another place you should consider visiting is Cooper's Island Nature Reserve. 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.

Saint Georges Parish offers quite a few other natural attractions. Those wanting to get more information about natural attractions in this area, can easily do so by clicking here.

 

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