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 choose from in the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for those who are so inclined. Click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that beach.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a place providing that option is Tobacco Bay Beach. Tobacco Bay is is a small north-shore beach location on the northern end of the island. The dramatic limestone rock formations grant beachgoers privacy, as well as provide a haven for all kinds of sea life.

Another top pick for snorkeling fans 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: Long Bay is located on St. David's Island and features a long stretch of sandy beach largely free of tourists. The shallow water of the bay makes for excellent swimming and snorkeling and features a panoramic view of the island's tropical vegetation and small rock formations.

Saint Georges Parish has plenty of other beaches to choose from. Take advantage of this extended discussion if you'd like to find out some more specifics.

Landmark Attractions

Bermuda National Trust Museum

Many travelers choose to visit Bermuda Heritage Museum. It is situated 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.

Another popular destination is St. George's Historical Society Museum. It is found within 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 examples are just a sample of what's available. To visit our complete guide to other sites worth seeing in this area, use this link.

Natural Attractions

Cooper's Island Nature Reserve

Vacationers who enjoy spending time outdoors frequently enjoy spending some time at 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.

Another option that needs mentioning 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 includes many other natural attractions. For more in-depth coverage of this topic, visit this article.

 

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