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 near the heart of 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 are staying in the immediate vicinity. At St. Catherine's Beach, you'll find everything you need for a stress-free afternoon on the beach, without straying too far from the town proper.

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 on-location, which many St. Catherine's Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are various types of dining experiences to be had on Bermuda, but dining at the beach can be especially enjoyable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since St. Catherine's Beach will be found within an area that sees many visitors, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is near some interesting sites like Fort St. Catherine, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to St. George's Historical Society Museum. This museum is relatively near St. Catherine's Beach, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you can't wait to see as many of Bermuda's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Those visiting St. Catherine's Beach who are looking for some additional excitement will want to think about checking out St. George, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are.

Don't expect to find any of Bermuda's frequently visited hotels lining this beach, but if you're hoping to elude throngs of travelers, the lack of accommodations will be a pleasant sight.

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. Buzz Tobacoo Cay is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring American food. They also specialize in hamburgers and sandwiches.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Bermuda has many nice beaches, and St. Catherine's Beach is just one option.

Travelers may also want to consider Tobacco Bay Beach, which is an additional nearby Bermuda destination. 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 visiting St. Catherine's Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Bermuda even more memorable.

 

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