Attractions in Somerset Village

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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. 

Beaches

Church Bay

You will find a large number of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that part of the coast.

Somerset Long Bay: 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.

Another option that beach-goers can 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.

These are just a few of your choices. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can find more details here.

Landmark Attractions

Fort Scaur

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fort Scaur. It can be found at Scaur Hill Park 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.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Whale Bay Fort. It is located in Southampton Parish, 3.0 mi. South of central Somerset Village. Visitors to the site will be able to explore what is left of the fort, which is quite a lot. You will be able to climb the walls and go through the interior.

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.

That's not all -- you'll find a variety of other choices as well. To read a more detailed discussion of other interesting places to visit this specific topic, read this page about landmarks in and around Somerset Village.

Natural Attractions

Somerset Long Bay Park

One of the worthwhile natural attractions is Gilbert Nature Reserve. <p>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.</p>

Somerset Long Bay Park is another local site you might enjoy. <p>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.</p>

Somerset Village is home to a full range choices. Visit this page regarding natural attractions in and near the area if you want to discover some more details.

 

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