Part of the Castle Harbour Islands Nature Reserve, Nonsuch Island is not only an island conserved for its natural aspects, but for its historical significance as well. A retired conservationist named David Wingate spent a large portion of his life restoring the island from what was a barren landscape to its former glory during it's original settlement.
Nonsuch is 14.25 acres which house bays and water areas as well a unspoiled vegetation and a cemetery that is so old that the headstone no longer offer names.
A few trails exist on the island, allowing visitors to make their way around the reserve in about half a day.
is located within , an area in .
A boat is required to reach the island; transportation is normally included as part of an organized tour.
Located near the center of Nonsuch Island, near Cooper's Island, Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve invites local residents and tourists rooming on this part of the island. Even if you aren't staying very close, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, St. George is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the north-northwest.
There are a multitude of dining options to choose from in the neighborhood near this nature preserve. The most nearby place to eat to Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve is Blackhorse Tavern, which plates up Caribbean dishes. It is just about a mile and a half away, so stop in and enjoy a meal. Also within reach, you'll find restaurants including and The Point Restaurant where you and your party will be able to try a bit of eclectic dishes and experience the culture of Bermuda.
Travelers who like nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, should check out Cooper's Island Nature Reserve and ; the first and closest of which is a half mile to the north-northeast of this wildlife reservation. You'll find at least one or two additional attractions in the area, including Castle Island, which is three quarters of a mile away Castle Island. Also, you might consider heading over to St. Davids Lighthouse, which is another attraction in the area.
Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit on Bermuda. The following table includes other attractions close-by.
|Castle Island||Historic Site||0.7 mi. (4.6 km)||SW||Castle Island||Castle Island|
|St. Davids Lighthouse||Other Attraction||1.3 mi. (3.1 km)||NNE||St. David's Island||Bermuda|
|Carter House||Museum||1.5 mi. (1.7 km)||NNW||St. George's Island||Bermuda|
|--||1.5 mi. (3.0 km)||NNE||St. David's Island||Bermuda|
|--||1.7 mi. (2.7 km)||NNE||St. David's Island||Bermuda|
|Fort Popple||Historic Site||1.8 mi. (2.9 km)||NNE||St. David's Island||Bermuda|
|Fort Cunningham||Historic Site||1.9 mi. (1.9 km)||N||Paget Island||Paget Island|
|Gates Fort||Historic Site||2.2 mi. (1.4 km)||N||St. George's Island||Bermuda|
Tours of the island are not available between July and August.
These days, you can only visit Nonsuch as part of an organized tour, or by special permission with a permit in hand. You can request a permit by contacting the Terrestrial Conservation Officer at the Department of Conservation Services. Visitors are not allowed to visit on their own without first obtaining specific permission to do so.
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