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.

Throughout the island, Gilbert Nature Reserve is known as one of the prime locations for bird watching and general wildlife viewing. Hikers will also be pleased to note that the area is full of trails, most of which hook up to the Bermuda Railway Trail that connects the island. Those with a more botanical interest should head straight to the northern side of the park, where the unique cedars have been able to grow uninterrupted.


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When traveling in Somerset Village, a little past the center, Somerset Road forks, with the main route going right. Follow this just a little until it intersects Bushy Park. Turning right onto Bushy Park will take you into the Gilbert Nature Reserve.

Gilbert Nature Reserve is situated in the heart of Somerset Village.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. Arabian Palace is a wonderful location to dine at on your way to checking out this nature preserve, and is the most convenient dining option from it. Also within reach, you and your party will find eateries such as Cool Pleasures Ice-Cream and Misty's Take Out so with any luck, at least one of these nearby restaurants will satiate the whole entire group.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find other activities nearby, including Somerset Long Bay Park, which is a few hundred yards away Somerset Village. Also consider making the trip to Daniel's Head Beach Park, which is another attraction in the area.

A wildlife reservation is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit on Bermuda. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Gilbert Nature Reserve.

Attractions Near Gilbert Nature Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Somerset Long Bay Park -- 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) NW Somerset Village Somerset Island
Daniel's Head Beach Park -- 0.6 mi. (1.0 km) WNW Somerset Island Bermuda
Virginia Park -- 0.8 mi. (1.1 km) S Somerset Island Bermuda
Scaur Hill Park -- 1.1 mi. (1.6 km) S Somerset Island Bermuda
Fort Scaur Historic Site 1.2 mi. (1.6 km) S Somerset Island Bermuda
Hog Bay Park -- 2.0 mi. (3.1 km) SSW 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Somerset Village Bermuda
Neptune Cinema Other Activities/Excursions 2.7 mi. (4.6 km) NE Ireland Island North Bermuda
Dolphin Quest Bermuda Other Attraction 2.8 mi. (4.6 km) NE Ireland Island North Bermuda

More Information


The park is open daily from the time the sun rise until the time it sets.


Gilbert Nature Reserve does not have any admission fee.


Somerset Road, Somerset Village, Somerset Island, Bermuda


(441) 236-6483



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