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.

Positioned on the southeastern side of St. David's Island, near Castle Harbour, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches on Bermuda. While Long Bay Beach may be a little farther away, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you desire beach days that grant a calm experience, then think about trying out Long Bay Beach; it is found in a less urban part of the region.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Bermuda. It is close to St. Davids Lighthouse, which is located a mile away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Bermuda, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Popple, which is a mile and a half away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Guests visiting Long Bay Beach who are hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to consider going to St. George, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Bermuda. From the beach, St. George isn't far off, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked.

You won't find any of Bermuda's large hotels and resorts alongside this beach, but if you're looking to dodge hoards of tourists, the lack of accommodations will certainly be welcomed.


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest places to eat is Blackhorse Tavern. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They're also renowned for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Bermuda, so Long Bay Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, found just a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Nonsuch Island Beach. You'll find it a half mile to the west.

You may also want to consider St. Catherine's Beach, another great beach choice 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.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Long Bay Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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