St. Catherine's Beach

St. Catherine's Beach offers calm, clear waters and a majestic atmosphere, perfect for a Bermuda afternoon. The crescent moon shaped beach lies on the northern-most point of the island and provides an expansive stretch of white, soft sand perfect for suntanning. The area is lightly developed, but instead of hotels or restaurants, features historic sites and open parks.

Located on St. George's Island, St. Catherine's Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should give St. Catherine's Beach a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach
St. Catherine's Beach is accessible by foot, with a car park located outside of the beach area. To get to the car park, look for signage on Barry Road, with a turn off on Cut Road/Retreat Hill Road. Visitors are then led to the Fort St. Catherine Museum.

Amenities and Ambiance

In the background of St. Catherine's magnificent beach is a majestic skyline of St. Catherine's Fort, providing a picturesque backdrop. The beach itself is superbly sandy and the surrounding ocean is so clear you can see the sea bottom, perfect for snorkeling or swimming. Taken together, the panoramic view at St. Catherine's makes it an excellent spot to take on Bermuda.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave St. Catherine's Beach at all, it's worth a try. There are many types of dining experiences to be had on Bermuda, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since St. Catherine's Beach is found in an active, busy area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is near Fort St. Catherine, which is one of a few area's attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like St. George's Historical Society Museum (one of the closest to St. Catherine's Beach) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view Bermuda's traditions and culture.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Bermuda. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near St. Catherine's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort St. Catherine Historical Site 0.1 mi. N Bermuda
Unfinished Church Historical Site 0.4 mi. SSW Bermuda
St. George's Historical Society Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Old Rectory Historical Site 0.6 mi. SSW Bermuda
Old State House Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Bermuda Heritage Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
The Perfumery Facility Viewing 0.6 mi. SSW Bermuda
St. George Historical District Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Bermuda National Trust Museum Museum 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Bermuda
Vera P. Card Art Gallery 0.6 mi. S Bermuda

Cities and Towns

St. Catherine's Beach is near St. George, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. St. Catherine's Beach guests seeking other opportunities for exploration might consider heading to St. George, which is not far away and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at St. Catherine's Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of Bermuda's frequently visited resorts and hotels close to this beach, but if you're trying to elude masses of travelers, the lack of accommodation possibilities should be a pleasant sight.

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Buzz Tobacoo Cay. This restaurant has a menu featuring American cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and sandwiches.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants near St. Catherine's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Buzz Tobacoo Cay (441) 297-2756 American Informal -- --
White Horse Pub (441) 297-1838 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Temptations (441) 297-1368 American Very Casual -- --
Tavern by the Sea (441) 297-3305 International Very Casual -- --
Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio (441) 297-1307 Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Polaris Restaurant (441) 297-0786 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext. 331 Continental Fine Dining -- --
Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Cafe Boulevard (441) 293-1321 -- -- -- --
Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour (441) 293-8605 International Very Casual -- --
Tony's Fine Foods (441) 293-3354 -- -- -- --
Tom Moore's Tavern (441) 293-8020 Continental Fine Dining -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides St. Catherine's Beach on Bermuda.

You might also want to visit Tobacco Bay Beach, another favorite sun-spot on Bermuda. Tobacco Bay is one of the hottest beach locations among tourists visiting the area of St. George.

Bermuda has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and St. Catherine's Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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