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. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

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.

Church Bay

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.

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

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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