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.
Set in the northeastern outskirts of Somerset Village, Mangrove Bay is on the North East coast of Somerset Island. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that most of Bermuda's beaches are quite calm and serene. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are better off visiting Mangrove Bay, one of the few beaches that draws a significant crowd.
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.
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.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Since Mangrove Bay is located inside a commonly visited area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.
This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Somerset Island; the area hosts attractions such as Fort Scaur, which is one and a quarter miles to the south-southwest of this spot.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|Fort Scaur||Historical Site||1.3 mi.||SSW||Bermuda|
Those visiting Mangrove Bay who are seeking some additional excitement might think about making the trip to Somerset Village, since it's not far away and is an active, busy area.
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
While travelers won't find very many places to stay in the region, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the list that follows.
|The Corals||0.3 mi.||E||B & B|
|Cambridge Beaches Resort||0.4 mi.||NNW||Resort|
When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is.
A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.
|Salt Rock Grill & Sushi Bar||(441) 234-4502||Caribbean||Informal||--||--|
|(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|
|(441) 234-2474||--||--||2.3 mi.||NE|
Mangrove Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out on Somerset Island.
You may also enjoy Black Bay, located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.
Of course, Bermuda has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Mangrove Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.
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