Somerset Long Bay

Located far away from tourist areas, Somerset Long Bay beach provides a private Bermuda experience. The white, sandy beach faces the Somerset Long Bay and benefits from the area's shallow, clear waters and panoramic view of the northern coast of the island.

Situated just outside the heart of Somerset Village, Somerset Long Bay is on the North coast of Somerset Island. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Somerset Long Bay is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of Bermuda's urban areas. Most other beaches on Bermuda may be just as refreshing as Somerset Long Bay, but are usually more cramped because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is accessible via foot, with a car park provided on the southern end of the adjoining Somerset Long Bay park. Drivers should take Somerset Road to Cambridge Road, with an immediate left on Daniel's Head Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Somerset Long Bay lies on the northwestern end of the island and with about a quarter of a mile of sandy coast, this is one of the longer beaches on Bermuda. Undeveloped park land borders this beach, giving it a secluded and uninhabited atmosphere and the small crowd usually consists of locals. The waters along the bay are shallow and calm, perfect for wading or swimming near the coast. However, it is often treacherous to go too much further out; the bottom of the bay is scattered with sharp rocks.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

Somerset Long Bay does have public restrooms for your convenience. Somerset Long Bay does not attract very many tourists to its shores. Small groups of locals are usually the only people at this rather uncrowded beach.

You should remember that Somerset Long Bay's location is rather congested, which means you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North coast of Somerset Island. It is close to Fort Scaur, which is seen one and a quarter miles to the , and it is a local place of interest.

If you can't wait to see as many of Bermuda's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Somerset Long Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Scaur Historical Site 1.3 mi. S Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Somerset Long Bay who are looking for other opportunities for exploration might want to consider making the trip to Somerset Village, because it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Somerset Long Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cambridge Beaches Resort 0.4 mi. NE Resort
The Corals 0.7 mi. E B & B

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Gloria's Kitchen. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Somerset Long Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Gloria's Kitchen (441) 234-2523 -- 0.1 mi. S Somerset Island
Somerset Country Squire Pub & Restaurant (441) 234-0105 British -- -- Somerset Island
Arabian Palace (441) 234-2655 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Cool Pleasures Ice-Cream (441) 333-2665 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Misty's Take Out (441) 234-2449 -- -- -- Somerset Island
New Traditions Restaurant (441) 234-3770 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Salt Rock Grill & Sushi Bar (441) 234-4502 Caribbean -- -- Somerset Island
Village Cafe (441) 234-3167 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Woody's Drive Inn Two (441) 234-2082 -- -- -- Somerset Island
Breezes at Cambridge Beaches (441) 234-0331 Caribbean 0.4 mi. NE Bermuda
Freeport Seafood Restaurant (441) 234-1692 Eclectic 2.5 mi. NE Bermuda
Nannini Haagen Dazs (441) 234-2474 -- 2.6 mi. NE Bermuda

Other Beaches

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

Another option worth considering is Mangrove Bay, located a half mile away.

Perhaps Somerset Long Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Bermuda offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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