Mangrove Bay

Mangrove Bay offers a thin strip of white, sandy beach directly off of Somerset Road. Small palm trees, mangroves, and tropical vegetation hide the beach area, which is often quiet. The water itself is shallow and excellent for swimming and snorkeling.

Located along the northeastern outskirts of Somerset Village, Mangrove Bay is on the North East coast of Somerset Island. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Active and social travelers might like this beach due to its urban location. Actually, Mangrove Bay is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and people who prefer "city life" to the suburbs.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. The large Springfield and Gilbert Nature Reserve borders the south of the beach, making for a quiet backdrop.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Mangrove Bay will be located within a major tourist area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Mangrove Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North East coast of Somerset Island. It is near Fort Scaur, which is located one and a quarter miles away, and it is a local place of interest.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Mangrove Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Scaur Historical Site 1.3 mi. SSW Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Mangrove Bay is near Somerset Village, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Mangrove Bay who are seeking some additional excitement should consider heading to Somerset Village, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Mangrove Bay is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Arabian Palace.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Mangrove Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Arabian Palace (441) 234-2655 -- -- -- --
Cool Pleasures Ice-Cream (441) 333-2665 -- -- -- --
Misty's Take Out (441) 234-2449 -- -- -- --
New Traditions Restaurant (441) 234-3770 -- -- -- --
Village Cafe (441) 234-3167 -- -- -- --
Woody's Drive Inn Two (441) 234-2082 -- -- -- --
Gloria's Kitchen (441) 234-2523 -- -- 0.4 mi. W
Breezes at Cambridge Beaches (441) 234-0331 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. NNW
Somerset Country Squire Pub & Restaurant (441) 234-0105 British Very Casual -- --
Freeport Seafood Restaurant (441) 234-1692 Eclectic Informal 2.2 mi. NE
Nannini Haagen Dazs (441) 234-2474 -- -- 2.3 mi. NE
Cafe Amici (441) 234-5009 Italian -- 2.3 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Mangrove Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out on Somerset Island.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Black Bay, which is located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.

While Bermuda has many alluring attractions, Mangrove Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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