Tobacco Bay Beach

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Tobacco Bay beach, one of the most popular on the island, offers a great experience for all ages. The calm, shallow waters of the bay make for excellent snorkeling and swimming, while fascinating limestone rock formations provide privacy. Local resorts and cruises make this spot quite popular.

Located on St. George's Island, Tobacco Bay Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the beaches on Bermuda are quiet and secluded, but Tobacco Bay Beach is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
Tobacco Bay beach is accessible from Barry Road by foot, car, and minibus. The main bus stop is about 10 minutes from the beach and only costs $2(USD) per person.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tobacco Bay is is a small north-shore beach location on the northern end of the island. The dramatic limestone rock formations grant beachgoers privacy, as well as provide a haven for all kinds of sea life. Soft, tan sand and tropical vegetation add to the ambiance.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Tobacco Bay Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can rinse off the sand. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration. If you donAAAt want to be caught up in the crowds, then plan your vacation either before or after the high tourist season, because during this time, Tobacco Bay Beach can get very crowded. These shores also see a lot of action when there are cruise ships calling to port and the passengers come ashore to do a little exploration.

Though, be sure to realize that while there are luckily some conveniences present at Tobacco Bay Beach, it is found within a commonly visited area. Taking that into consideration, if the amenities are a deciding factor, it will be a good reason to make it there in the morning before most of the crowds or perhaps even going to a more secluded beach elsewhere. Otherwise, you might be unable to take advantage of all the amenities that the beach offers.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is near some interesting sites like Fort St. Catherine, which is one of a few favorite local destinations.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting St. George's Historical Society Museum, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Tobacco Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort St. Catherine Historical Site 0.3 mi. NE Bermuda
Unfinished Church Historical Site 0.3 mi. SSE Bermuda
Old Rectory Historical Site 0.4 mi. S Bermuda
St. George's Historical Society Museum Museum 0.4 mi. S Bermuda
The Perfumery Facility Viewing 0.5 mi. S Bermuda
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 0.5 mi. S Bermuda
St. George Historical District Historical Site 0.5 mi. S Bermuda
Bermuda Heritage Museum Museum 0.5 mi. SSE Bermuda
Bermuda National Trust Museum Museum 0.5 mi. S Bermuda
Old State House Historical Site 0.5 mi. SSE Bermuda
Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool Historical Site 0.5 mi. S Bermuda
Vera P. Card Art Gallery 0.5 mi. S Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Tobacco Bay Beach is close to St. George, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Tobacco Bay Beach tourists looking for other interesting places to see will want to think about checking out St. George, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of Bermuda's popular hotels close to this beach, though if you're looking to evade throngs of vacationers, the lack of accommodation options will surely be welcomed.


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try a local restaurant, where you can dive into Bermuda's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Buzz Tobacoo Cay. The restaurant offers a menu of American cuisine. Many guests rave about their hamburgers and sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Tobacco Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Buzz Tobacoo Cay (441) 297-2756 American Informal -- --
Temptations (441) 297-1368 American Very Casual -- --
White Horse Pub (441) 297-1838 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext. 331 Continental Fine Dining -- --
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 -- --
Cafe Boulevard (441) 293-1321 -- -- 1.7 mi. S
Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International Informal 1.9 mi. SE
Tony's Fine Foods (441) 293-3354 -- -- 3.4 mi. SW
Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour (441) 293-8605 International Very Casual 3.4 mi. SW
Tom Moore's Tavern (441) 293-8020 Continental Fine Dining 3.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Tobacco Bay Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Bermuda.

Another location you may want to try is St. Catherine's Beach, one of the many great Bermuda beach sites. St. Catherines's Beach, formerly known as Club Med Beach is one of Bermuda's little pieces of paradise. This oceanfront location is public, so anyone can visit.

Bermuda offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Tobacco Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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