Beaches in Somerset Village

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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. 

The Area's Beaches

There are an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for people who are so inclined. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular location.

Church Bay

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.

Another place worth considering 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 beaches in and around Somerset Village are provided here:

Beaches In and Around Somerset Village
Name Location Island Coast
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

Bear in mind, Somerset Village has other attractions. To read a more complete discussion of other attractions, read this page.

 

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