Although the goings-on of Somerset Village seem to center around Mangrove Bay, it is for the port that hosts fishing and sailboats moreso than for use as a beach. The beaches for swimming, which are towards the west side of town, are small and quiet.
You will find a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that particular stretch of sand.
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.
A second location for beach-goers to consider is Black Bay. The beach at Black Bay is primarily available during low tide periods, disappearing completely during high tide. The water is shallow and clear, but also contains sharp rocks, so casual swimmers may wish to look elsewhere.
Whitney Bay: The beach is accessible via foot and golf cart on the far end of the Port Royal Golf Course. The beach is typically used by the hotel which sits directly outside of the beach area.
The following chart enables you to learn some key facts concerning the beaches that you can find in and around the area.
|Black Bay||Ireland Island South, 1.7 mi. Northeast of Central Somerset Village||Ireland Island South||South West|
|Church Bay||3.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Somerset Village||Bermuda||South West|
|Hog Bay||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Somerset Village||Bermuda||West|
|Horseshoe Bay||4.3 mi. Southeast of Central Somerset Village||Bermuda||South West|
|Mangrove Bay||0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Somerset Village||Somerset Island||North East|
|Parson's Bay||Ireland Island South, 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Somerset Village||Ireland Island South||South|
|Snorkel Park Beach||Ireland Island North, 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Somerset Village||Bermuda||North East|
|Somerset Long Bay||0.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Somerset Village||Somerset Island||North|
|West Whale Bay||3.0 mi. South of Central Somerset Village||Bermuda||South West|
|Whitney Bay||2.8 mi. South of Central Somerset Village||Bermuda||South West|
If you are looking for more points of interest beyond just these, you can look farther afield. Navigate to this extended discussion dedicated to even more attractions if you'd like additional specifics.
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