Achilles Bay Beach

Achilles Bay is located on the northernmost point of the island and offers water that are very serene. The area's beach is fairly small, but its secluded location promises that it remains uncrowded. Rocks populate the bay, making it an excellent snorkeling location.

Achilles Bay Beach lies on the northeastern coast of St. George's Island; it's 0.6 miles to the North of St. George. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should check out Achilles Bay Beach, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the beach is possible by foot and car. Drivers should take Barry Road to Retreat Hill Road, which leads directly into a small car park next to the beach area. Signs for St. Catherine's Fort are also helpful.

Amenities and Ambiance

Achilles Bay gets its name from its heel-like shape and it is located in close proximity to the larger St. Catherine's Beach. Despite its small size, the beach still offers a wonderful panoramic view of the tip of the Bermudas and the Atlantic ocean. Trees and hills border the island and the famous St. Catherine's Fort stands a short distance to the right.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas will be offered here for guests hoping for a shaded area to relax. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. Achilles Bay beach is private, and these sands are reserved for guests of the St. George's Club.

When planning a trip to the coast, it's important to consider how large the crowds are likely to be. While some like rowdy shorelines with plenty of other vacationers, others prefer a quiet, almost private area.

What's Nearby


Achilles Bay Beach is on the North East coast of St. George's Island. St. George's Golf Club is situated a quarter mile to the south, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

Historical attractions like Fort St. Catherine offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Achilles Bay Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Bermuda, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this shore will be found just a short walk from this historical destination.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Achilles Bay Beach Attraction Type Distance Direction Island St. George's Golf Club Golf Course 0.3 S St. George's Island Fort St. Catherine Historical Site 0.5 S St. George's Island Unfinished Church Historical Site 0.5 S St. George's Island Sommers Garden Botanical Gardens 0.6 S St. George's Island Somer's Gardens Botanical Gardens 0.6 S St. George's Island Old Rectory Historical Site 0.6 S St. George's Island St. George's Historical Society Museum Museum 0.6 S St. George's Island Old State House Historical Site 0.6 S St. George's Island Bermuda Heritage Museum Museum 0.6 S St. George's Island St. Peter's Church Historical Site 0.6 S St. George's Island Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool Historical Site 0.6 S St. George's Island Deliverance Tourist Attractions- General 0.7 S St. George's Island

Cities and Towns

Achilles Bay Beach is in the St. George area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Achilles Bay Beach visitors seeking a little additional excitement might want to consider heading to St. George, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Bermuda. From Achilles Bay Beach, St. George is not far away, about a half mile (a kilometer).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Those who hope to stay in a hotel near this beach should be able to find what they are looking for. Below, you'll find those accommodations which are located nearest to the water.

Accommodations near Achilles Bay Beach Hotel Distance Direction Island Type Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest 0.6 SSW St. George's Island Hotel Grotto Bay Beach Resort 3.4 SW St. David's Island Resort Rosewood Tucker's Point 3.8 SSW None Resort The Mid Ocean Club 4.2 S None Resort Angel's Grotto 5.0 SSW Bermuda Hotel Pink Beach Club 5.1 SSW Bermuda Resort Palmetto Hotel 5.8 SW Bermuda Hotel Mazarine by the Sea 8.8 SW Bermuda Hotel The Hamiltonian Hotel & Island Club 8.9 SW Bermuda Hotel Erith Guest House 8.9 SW Bermuda Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is The George & Dragon. This restaurant serves International food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near the Achilles Bay Beach Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island The George & Dragon (441) 297-1717 International 0.6 mi. S St. George's Island White Horse Pub & Restaurant (441) 297-1838 Caribbean 0.6 mi. S St. George's Island Tavern by the Sea (441) 297-3305 International 0.7 mi. S St. George's Island Cafe Gio -- -- 0.7 mi. S St. George's Island Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext 331 Continental 0.7 mi. SSW St. George's Island Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International 1.9 mi. SE St. David's Island Tony's Fine Foods (441) 293-3354 -- 3.6 mi. SW Bermuda Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour (441) 293-8605 -- 3.6 mi. SW Bermuda Tom Moore's Tavern (441) 293-8020 Caribbean, Continental 3.6 mi. SW St. David's Island The Point Restaurant (441) 298-4000 Eclectic 3.9 mi. SSW None

Other Beaches

St. George's Island has several beautiful beaches, so Achilles Bay Beach is not your only option.

You may also want to consider St. Catherine's Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot in Bermuda. St. Catherines's Beach, formerly known as Club Med Beach is one of Bermuda's little pieces of paradise. This oceanfront location is public, so anyone can visit.

Maybe Achilles Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.