Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve

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.


Located on Nonsuch Island, in the vicinity of Cooper's Island, Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve always welcomes local customers and vacationers who are rooming on this part of the island or close by. Even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider stopping by for some fun in the sun. It's 2.5 miles south-southeast of St. George.

A boat is required to reach the island; transportation is normally included as part of an organized tour.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous restaurants to pick from in the neighborhood around Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve is Blackhorse Tavern, which offers Caribbean fare. It is just about a mile and a half away from the wildlife reservation, so stop by and eat up! Cafe Boulevard and Sur Mer are additional restaurant choices nearby. At Sur Mer you and your party might try out French food and enjoy the Bermuda scene.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, ought to think about Cooper's Island Nature Reserve and Smith's Island Nature Reserve; the first and closest of which is a half mile to the north-northeast of this wildlife reservation. There are some other attractions in the area, including Castle Island, which is three quarters of a mile away Castle Island. You might also consider heading to St. Davids Lighthouse, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit on Bermuda. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Castle Island Historic Site 0.7 mi. (4.6 km) SW Castle Island
St. Davids Lighthouse Other Attraction 1.3 mi. (3.1 km) NNE St. David's Island
Carter House Museum 1.5 mi. (1.7 km) NNW St. George's Island
Great Head Park -- 1.5 mi. (3.0 km) NNE St. David's Island
Little Head Park -- 1.7 mi. (2.7 km) NNE St. David's Island
Fort Popple Historic Site 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) NNE St. David's Island
Fort Cunningham Historic Site 1.9 mi. (1.9 km) N Paget Island
Gates Fort Historic Site 2.2 mi. (1.4 km) N St. George's Island

More Information


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.

Location: Nonsuch Island


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