A town with just one main street such as Somerset Village doesn't have a great deal to offer tourists who want to fill their days hopping from one local landmark to the next. This needn't be a negative thing. The village is actually within easy reach of many of Bermuda's most important attractions, be they cultural or natural, and serves as a great home base for exploration.
You'll discover an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on each beach name for detailed information about that individual beach.
Somerset Long Bay: Somerset Long Bay lies on the northwestern end of the island and with about a quarter of a mile of sandy coast, this is one of the longer beaches on Bermuda. Undeveloped park land borders this beach, giving it a secluded and uninhabited atmosphere and the small crowd usually consists of locals.
Another location for beach-goers to consider is Hog Bay. Located deep within Hog Bay Park, the Hog Bay's beach offers an incredible intimate and isolated experience. Guests should plan to arrive during low tide, as the beach completely washes away during high tide.
Mangrove Bay: The bay is tucked away in the northwest of the island and is surrounded by tropical vegetation, particularly mangroves and palm trees. White, soft sand makes for comfortable walking, while shallow waters are perfect for snorkelers and swimmers of all ages.
Somerset Village and the surrounding areas offer a full range of beaches to choose from. To learn about more beaches available, read this page.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Fort Scaur. It is situated at and located in the heart of Somerset Village. Fort Scaur is today part of a park that visitors can explore and walk around. With plenty of picnic tables, open green space, and the interesting cannons, barracks, and bunkers, the area is a great place to spend some time or to have a picnic.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Whale Bay Fort. It is situated in Southampton Parish, 3.0 mi. South of central Somerset Village. The fort is open to the public from sun-up to sun-down.
Bermuda Maritime Museum: Much of the history of Bermuda revolves around the Sea, and the Bermuda Maritime Museum does not forget this. Exhibits detail the history of Bermuda, the Sea that surrounds her, and the men that tried to tame both.
These examples are just a sample of the options that are available. You can go to this article which is all about other sites worth seeing in and near Somerset Village if you'd like to learn additional specifics.
Gilbert Nature Reserve is one of the more popular natural attractions. Once the private property of wealthy landowners, the area was acquired by the Bermuda National Trust in 1973. Visitors looking to explore a less seen Bermuda should definitely take the time to see the untouched island.
Somerset Long Bay Park is another option to consider visiting. Located far away from tourist areas, Somerset Long Bay beach provides a private Bermuda experience. The white, sandy beach faces the Somerset Long Bay and benefits from the area's shallow, clear waters and panoramic view of the northern coast of the island.
Somerset Village offers a nice selection of choices. To visit our complete page about natural attractions in and around the area, check out this page.
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