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.

Set in the heart of St. George's Island, Tobacco Bay Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will probably like Tobacco Bay Beach. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Tobacco Bay Beach is the ultimate convenience. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean up before leaving. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, 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.

Though, it is important be sensitive to the fact that even if there fortunately are at least one or two conveniences for you to enjoy at Tobacco Bay Beach, it can be located within an area commonly frequented by travelers. Taking that into consideration, if you think the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll be a smart reason to come earlier in the morning prior to when the crowds do or go to a different beach further away. If you come later, it's possible you may miss the chance to completely enjoy all those comforts which the beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby


Tobacco Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North East coast of Bermuda. It's located near Fort St. Catherine, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may 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.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

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 near St. George, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tobacco Bay Beach guests hoping to find further attractions should think about making the trip to St. George, since it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby.

Don't anticipate finding any of Bermuda's frequently visited resorts and hotels close to this beach, but if you're looking to avoid throngs of travelers, the shortage of accommodation options will certainly be a pleasant sight.


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Buzz Tobacoo Cay. This restaurant features American cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and sandwiches. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only 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.

Vacationers may also want to visit 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.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Bermuda, and Tobacco Bay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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