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.

Situated in the heart of St. George's Island, Tobacco Bay Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Although planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Before you arrive, consider some of Bermuda's most interesting options, like Tobacco Bay Beach.

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. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Tobacco Bay Beach because there are public restrooms. Showers are provided for visitors, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment 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.

Remember to take into account that Tobacco Bay Beach's immediate surroundings are a popular spot, so you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Tobacco Bay Beach on the North East coast of Bermuda. It is close to St. George's Golf Club, which is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to learn more about the history of Bermuda, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Fort St. Catherine, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the neighborhood of Tobacco Bay Beach.

If a visit to the Tobacco Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tobacco Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. George's Golf Club Golf Course 0.2 mi. SE Bermuda
Fort St. Catherine Historical Site 0.3 mi. NE Bermuda
Unfinished Church Historical Site 0.3 mi. SSE St. David's Island
Old Rectory Historical Site 0.4 mi. S St. David's Island
St. George's Historical Society Museum Museum 0.4 mi. S St. David's Island
The Perfumery Facility Viewing 0.5 mi. S St. David's Island
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 0.5 mi. S St. David's Island
St. George Historical District Historical Site 0.5 mi. S St. David's Island
Bermuda Heritage Museum Museum 0.5 mi. SSE St. David's Island
Bermuda National Trust Museum Museum 0.5 mi. S St. David's Island
Old State House Historical Site 0.5 mi. SSE St. David's Island
Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool Historical Site 0.5 mi. S St. David's Island

Cities and Towns

Tobacco Bay Beach is very close to St. George, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tobacco Bay Beach guests looking for other opportunities for exploration should think about heading over to St. George, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can dive into Bermuda's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Buzz Tobacoo Cay. The restaurant has American food. They are also famous for their hamburgers and sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Tobacco Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Buzz Tobacoo Cay (441) 297-2756 American -- -- Bermuda
Temptations (441) 297-1368 American -- -- St. David's Island
White Horse Pub (441) 297-1838 Caribbean 0.5 mi. S St. David's Island
Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext. 331 Continental -- -- St. David's Island
Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio (441) 297-1307 Caribbean, International -- -- St. David's Island
Tavern by the Sea (441) 297-3305 International -- -- St. David's Island
Polaris Restaurant (441) 297-0786 Caribbean, International -- -- St. David's Island
Cafe Boulevard (441) 293-1321 -- 1.7 mi. S Bermuda
Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International 1.9 mi. SE Bermuda
Tony's Fine Foods (441) 293-3354 -- 3.4 mi. SW Bermuda
Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour (441) 293-8605 International 3.4 mi. SW Bermuda
Tom Moore's Tavern (441) 293-8020 Continental 3.4 mi. SW St. David's Island

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach on Bermuda will have lots of options besides Tobacco Bay Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider 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.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Bermuda; then again, a trip to Tobacco Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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