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.


Located near the center of Somerset Village, Gilbert Nature Reserve invites vacationers lodging in this part of Somerset Island. Even if you are not staying very close, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of restaurants to select from in the community around Gilbert Nature Reserve. The most proximate eatery to Gilbert Nature Reserve is Arabian Palace, a great restaurant to have a bite to eat at on your way to checking out this nature preserve. Also within a short distance, you'll come across restaurants such as Cool Pleasures Ice-Cream and Misty's Take Out so hopefully, at least one of these close by options will humor the whole entire party.

Nearby Attractions

There are other activities nearby, including Somerset Long Bay Park, which is a few hundred yards away Somerset Village. Also, you might consider heading over to Daniel's Head Beach Park, which is another attraction close by.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

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

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.

Location: Somerset Road, Somerset Village, Somerset Island


(441) 236-6483



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