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.

Located just outside the heart of Somerset Village, Somerset Long Bay is on the North edge of Somerset Island. You might want even if you are not staying particularly close by. The beaches on Bermuda aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Somerset Long Bay is tamer than most, making it a good choice for travelers who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

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.

Enjoy the use of picnic tables——a perk even for those who don't want to dine here.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. 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.

Somerset Long Bay as well as its offerings for amenities are of course found well within a hot tourist destination. Unless you do not mind crowds, it will be a good idea to plan your visit out against other visitors, like arriving first thing in the morning. Otherwise, you could possibly lose the chance to fully enjoy all those comforts which this beach has to offer.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the North coast of Somerset Island; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort Scaur, which is one and a quarter miles to the south.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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

Somerset Long Bay visitors looking for some additional excitement will want to consider heading over to Somerset Village, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Bermuda.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Gloria's Kitchen. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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
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
Cafe Amici (441) 234-5009 Italian 2.6 mi. NE Bermuda

Other Beaches

Somerset Island has many nice beaches, so if Somerset Long Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Vacationers may also want to visit Mangrove Bay, located only a short distance away.

Bermuda has so much to offer, and dropping by Somerset Long Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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