Long Bay Beach

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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.

Located on St. David's Island, near Castle Harbour, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; less popular beaches like Long Bay Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

The area is located southeast of the more popular Clearwater Beach and Cooper's Island Nature Reserve. The beach is composed of soft, tan sand and offers shallow, clear water, excellent for swimming or snorkeling. The beach is surrounded by light vegetation and rocks, giving the area a private feel.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Long Bay Beach provides an idyllic and serene retreat, as the area surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Bermuda. St. Davids Lighthouse is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Carter House. This museum is located just a quick cab ride or walk away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Bermuda. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Davids Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.1 mi. N Bermuda
Fort Popple Historical Site 1.6 mi. N Bermuda
Carter House Museum 1.7 mi. NW Bermuda
Fort Cunningham Historical Site 1.8 mi. N Paget Island
Gates Fort Historical Site 2.1 mi. N Bermuda
Deliverance Museum 2.5 mi. NW Bermuda
Old State House Historical Site 2.6 mi. NNW Bermuda
Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool Historical Site 2.6 mi. NW Bermuda
Bermuda Heritage Museum Museum 2.6 mi. NNW Bermuda
World Heritage Centre Museum 2.6 mi. NW Bermuda
Vera P. Card Art Gallery 2.6 mi. NW Bermuda
Seaglass Studio Art Gallery 2.6 mi. NW Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Long Bay Beach is in the St. George area, so walking the city is a definite option. Long Bay Beach tourists hoping to find further attractions should consider checking out St. George, since it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From Long Bay Beach, St. George is not far away, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Long Bay Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well.

Don't expect to find any of Bermuda's frequently visited hotels lining this beach, but if you're trying to evade throngs of vacationers, the lack of accommodations will surely be a welcomed sight.

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Blackhorse Tavern. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and International menu items. They're also renowned for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Long Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International Informal 1.3 mi. N
Cafe Boulevard (441) 293-1321 -- -- 2.1 mi. NW
White Horse Pub (441) 297-1838 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. NNW
Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio (441) 297-1307 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.6 mi. NW
Tavern by the Sea (441) 297-3305 International Very Casual 2.6 mi. NW
Polaris Restaurant (441) 297-0786 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Temptations (441) 297-1368 American Very Casual 2.6 mi. NW
Sur Mer (441) 298-6990 French Informal 2.7 mi. W
Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext. 331 Continental Fine Dining 2.7 mi. NW
The Point Restaurant & Terrace (441) 298-4077 Eclectic, International Fine Dining 2.8 mi. W
Sul Verde (441) 298-6983 Italian -- 2.8 mi. WSW
Buzz Tobacoo Cay (441) 297-2756 American Informal 3.1 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Bermuda has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, situated only a short distance away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Nonsuch Island Beach could provide more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it a half mile to the west.

You might also want to visit St. Catherine's Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot on Bermuda. St. Catherines's Beach, formerly known as Club Med Beach is one of Bermuda's little pieces of paradise. This oceanfront location is public, so anyone can visit.

Perhaps Long Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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