Cooper's Island Nature Reserve

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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.

Cooper's Island Nature Reserve stretches for 12 acres on the southeastern end of the island.

Bermudan plants like palmettos, olivewoods, and Bermuda cedars speckle the landscape, and a boardwalk allows you to walk throughout, taking notice of birds and local wildlife.


Cooper's Island Nature Reserve is located on the northwestern side of Cooper's Island, a neighborhood in St. David's Island; it's 2.2 miles to the south-southeast of St. George.

Visitors can take bus #6 from St. George to the St. David's Lighthouse. A short westward walk on Ruth's Bay Road and further west down Orange Hole Road will take you to the reserve.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the nature sanctuary, you're in luck, as you'll discover a plentiful supply of food and drink providers in this general area. Blackhorse Tavern, which offers Caribbean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for nature preserve visitors. It's maybe about less than a mile away, so stop by and place your order. Cafe Boulevard and White Horse Pub are additional restaurant options close to Cooper's Island Nature Reserve. At White Horse Pub you and your companions should not ask for your check without sampling their specialty, seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve and Smith's Island Nature Reserve; the first of which is 0.4 miles away from Cooper's Island Nature Reserve. Other types of nearby activities include St. Davids Lighthouse, which is less than a mile away St. David's Island. You might also want to consider visiting Castle Island, which is another attraction not far away.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Cooper's Island Nature Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
St. Davids Lighthouse Other Attraction 0.9 mi. (3.1 km) NE St. David's Island
Castle Island Historic Site 1.1 mi. (4.6 km) SW Castle Island
Great Head Park -- 1.1 mi. (3.0 km) NE St. David's Island
Carter House Museum 1.3 mi. (1.7 km) NW St. George's Island
Little Head Park -- 1.3 mi. (2.7 km) NNE St. David's Island
Fort Popple Historic Site 1.4 mi. (2.9 km) NNE St. David's Island
Fort Cunningham Historic Site 1.4 mi. (1.9 km) N Paget Island
Gates Fort Historic Site 1.8 mi. (1.4 km) N St. George's Island

More Information


The reserve is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Location: St. George, St. David's Island


(441) 293-2727

FAX: (441) 293-6451



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