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

West Whale Bay

You will discover an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that beach.

Somerset Long Bay: The beach is accessible via foot, with a car park provided on the southern end of the adjoining Somerset Long Bay park. Drivers should take Somerset Road to Cambridge Road, with an immediate left on Daniel's Head Road.

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 beach is accessible directly from Somerset Road, the major road that runs throughout Somerset village, as well as Mangrove Bay Road. It is recommended that guests arrive via scooter or bicycle, as parking is fairly limited.

These examples are only some of your choices. To learn about more beaches available, navigate to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Fort Scaur

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort Scaur. It is found within Scaur Hill Park and located within the heart of Somerset Village. Fort Scaur was built in the 1870's in fear that the United States would attack the Royal Naval Dockyard. US troops would eventually be stationed here, but as allies during World War II.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Whale Bay Fort. It is found 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.

That's not all -- you'll be able to find a full range of other options as well. You can go to this article concerning other sites worth visiting in and near the area if you want to get additional specifics.

Natural Attractions

Somerset Long Bay Park

One of the worthwhile local attractions is Gilbert Nature Reserve. 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 local site worth considering. 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.

Fortunately, you can find many other choices. You can go to this page concerning natural attractions in and near the area if you want to discover some more information.

 

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