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 should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Bermuda tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Mangrove Bay stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

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're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Don't forget that the region in which Mangrove Bay is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Mangrove Bay is on the North East coast of Somerset Island. Fort Scaur is situated one and a quarter miles away, and it is a local place of interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 very close to Somerset Village, so walking the city is a definite option. Guests visiting Mangrove Bay who are hoping to find additional places to explore will want to think about heading over to Somerset Village, since it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Arabian Palace is one of the closest eateries.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Mangrove Bay on Somerset Island.

You may also want to consider Black Bay, located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.

Bermuda has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Mangrove Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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