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.


Positioned on the northwestern edge of Cooper's Island, Cooper's Island Nature Reserve happily welcomes local customers and travelers lodging in this neighborhood or nearby. Whether or not you are staying very close, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. If you're wondering, St. George is two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the north-northwest.

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

Guests visiting this wildlife reserve will have no problem finding a meal, since you will find an impressive array of food and beverage places in this area. The most nearby restaurant to Cooper's Island Nature Reserve is Blackhorse Tavern, which offers Caribbean fare. It is only about less than a mile away, so stop in and enjoy a meal. Also close-by, you'll find restaurants such as Cafe Boulevard and White Horse Pub where you and your party shouldn't end your meal without ordering a plate of their specialty seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Those who like wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve and Smith's Island Nature Reserve; the first of which is a half mile to the south-southwest of this wildlife reservation. You'll find some other places of interest nearby, including St. Davids Lighthouse, which is less than a mile away St. David's Island. You might also want to think about heading to Castle Island, which is another nearby attraction.

If a visit to the Cooper's Island Nature Reserve isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

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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