Nonsuch Island Beach

A choice for the nature lovers, Nonsuch Island Beach is part of the wildlife refuge that makes up the entire island of Nonsuch. Despite its protected statues, the island and beach are open to visitors, though you will need official permission first from the Department of Conservation Services.

Positioned in the heart of Nonsuch Island, this beach is on the South East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you might want to plan a visit to Nonsuch Island Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Nonsuch Island is only reachable via boat. The Department of Conservation Services does offer tours of the island, and may be able to arrange transportation, so be sure to call them and ask, especially since you will need their permission to visit anyway.

Amenities and Ambiance

Since Nonsuch Island Beach is protected as a natural beach, you are sure to see a bit more rocks and vegetation on and surrounding the beach. As such, even though there is plenty of space of soft sand, sandals or shoes are a good idea. Beach goers will also be able to explore the rest of Nonsuch Island, just be sure to remember that the island is a wildlife reserve, and disturbing the wildlife is illegal and potentially deadly depending on what animal it is.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Nonsuch Island Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South East coast of Nonsuch Island. It is near some interesting sites like St. Davids Lighthouse, which is seen one and a quarter miles away, and it is among the popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions like Fort Popple provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Nonsuch Island Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Bermuda, without having to leave the coast. Actually, this site can be found a mile and a half to the north-northeast of this site of historical significance.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Nonsuch Island Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Davids Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.3 mi. NNE Bermuda
Carter House Museum 1.6 mi. NNW Bermuda
Fort Popple Historical Site 1.8 mi. NNE Bermuda
Fort Cunningham Historical Site 1.9 mi. N Paget Island
Gates Fort Historical Site 2.2 mi. N Bermuda
Deliverance Museum 2.4 mi. NNW Bermuda
World Heritage Centre Museum 2.5 mi. NNW Bermuda
Seaglass Studio Art Gallery 2.5 mi. NNW Bermuda
Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool Historical Site 2.5 mi. NNW Bermuda
Old State House Historical Site 2.5 mi. NNW Bermuda
Vera P. Card Art Gallery 2.5 mi. NNW Bermuda
Bermuda Heritage Museum Museum 2.5 mi. NNW Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Nonsuch Island Beach is close to St. George, so walking the city is a definite option. Tourists at Nonsuch Island Beach who are seeking further attractions might want to consider making the trip to St. George, because it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda. From Nonsuch Island Beach, St. George is just up the road, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are.

Don't expect to find any of Bermuda's popular resorts and hotels close to this beach, though if you're looking to evade throngs of vacationers, the shortage of accommodation options should be a pleasant sight.

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Blackhorse Tavern. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International menu items. They're also renowned for their seafood. It'll be found a mile and a half away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Nonsuch Island Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International Informal 1.4 mi. N
Cafe Boulevard (441) 293-1321 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Sur Mer (441) 298-6990 French Informal 2.2 mi. W
The Point Restaurant & Terrace (441) 298-4077 Eclectic, International Fine Dining 2.3 mi. W
Sul Verde (441) 298-6983 Italian -- 2.4 mi. WSW
Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio (441) 297-1307 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.5 mi. NNW
White Horse Pub (441) 297-1838 Caribbean Very Casual 2.5 mi. NNW
Tavern by the Sea (441) 297-3305 International Very Casual 2.5 mi. NNW
Polaris Restaurant (441) 297-0786 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Temptations (441) 297-1368 American Very Casual 2.5 mi. NNW
Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext. 331 Continental Fine Dining 2.6 mi. NNW
Tom Moore's Tavern (441) 293-8020 Continental Fine Dining 2.7 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Nonsuch Island besides Nonsuch Island Beach.

You might also enjoy Alexandras Beach, situated two and a half miles to the north. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Long Bay Beach offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's found a half mile to the east.

You may also enjoy Tobacco Bay Beach, one of the many great Bermuda beach sites. Tobacco Bay is one of the hottest beach locations among tourists visiting the area of St. George.

Of course, Bermuda has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Nonsuch Island Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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