Bermuda Beaches: Astwood Cove

Astwood Cove

Visitors will discover there are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city , like having a quiet stretch of sand to enjoy for yourself and Astwood Cove offers just those rewards.

Astwood Cove is a small little beach tucked back off South Shore Road. The winding road is steep but it leads to a stunning haven comprised of a rocky cove and a small beach in a lush natural setting. The waters can be a rough sometimes but they are great for snorkeling. Bring along picnic supplies and walking shoes for exploring the unspoiled nature trails that border the beach.

Although Bermuda offers some more secluded beaches that Astwood Cove the natural beauty, personality and other qualities available at this location could be just right for you.

Seclusion and privacy are part of the draw to Bermuda's beaches , and Astwood Cove offers a taste of travel away from the beaten path without taking you too far away . Cities are close without being too close you won't lack for anything.

Many visitors feel that the amenities and attractions at or around a beach can be the most important attributes . For others, opportunities for privacy and spending a relaxing day in the sun are the best part of the beach . With so many beaches to enjoy Bermuda has plenty to choose from , and Astwood Cove may be right on target for you.


Visitors will find this stretch of sand on Bermuda's southern coast . You can stay nearby at the Ariel Sands, 0.2 miles away . Astwood Cove is close to Hamilton , so walking the town is a definite option.

Nearby Hotels

The number of other guests enjoying the beach can vary widely -- it depends on when you visit. You can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from nearby hotels. There are a fair number of hotels located near this beach. So if you're thinking it would be nice to stay in this neighborhood you won't have much difficulty.

Hotels near this beach are listed in the following table.

Nearest Hotels to Astwood Cove Hotel NameDistanceNo. of
Rooms Ariel Sands 0.2 mi. 46 Surf Side Beach Club 0.4 mi. 38 Astwood Cove 0.4 mi. 14 Sandpiper Guest Apartments 0.5 mi. 14 Coco Reef Resort Bermuda 0.7 mi. 62 Granaway Guest House & Cottages 0.8 mi. 6 Wharf Executive Suites Hotel 1.1 mi. 15

Amenities and Ambience

Nature lovers will really enjoy the secluded atmosphere of this cove for picnics, nature walks, and lounging on the shore; and although the waters can get a little rough, Astwood Cove is also a great spot for snorkeling.

The number of people at the beach is affected by the time of year, time of day, and many other factors. Some of Bermuda's beaches are more crowded than others particularly when the season is at its peak. An important element to consider when planning a day at the beach can be the probability of crowds. While some like a crowded beach with plenty of people and activity, others would just like to relax in a quiet spot.

Like many places in Bermuda this beach has its own personality which will be more appealing to some than to others. The atmosphere of this beach is a bit different from other beach locations in Bermuda. Seclusion is the main attraction at Astwood Cove. The refreshing shade from the trees at this remote beach will be your only companion as you enjoy its soft sands and sparkling waters.


If you're like most travelers, you hope to see plenty of incredible sights during your stay and also relax. The beach can be a relaxing experience, but natural attractions, like Tarpon Hole (located 1.3 miles to the northeast of Astwood Cove) can be a great part of your vacation.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Bermuda you'll find some opportunities close by. For example Bird Cage is located 1.8 miles to the north of Astwood Cove.

With all the exciting activities nearby you'll never run out of diversions. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Astwood Cove Attraction NameDistanceDirectionType Christ Church 0.5 mi. NW Church Tarpon Hole 1.3 mi. NE Natural Attraction Bird Cage 1.8 mi. N Historical Site Bermuda Historical Society Museum 1.9 mi. N Museum Cabinet Building & Cenotaph 1.9 mi. N Historical Site Paget Marsh 1.9 mi. NE Natural Attraction Victoria Park 2.0 mi. N Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity 2.0 mi. N Church Bermuda National Gallery 2.0 mi. N Museum Session House 2.0 mi. N Historical Site


It doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner , an absolutely wonderful way to start-- or end-- your day is often visiting a local restaurant , where you'll be able to sample local cuisine without going too far from the beach.

A list of restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants Near Astwood Cove Restaurant NameCuisine TypeMeals ServedDistanceDirection Pawpaws Restaurant & Bar French lunch & dinner 0.3 mi. N Palms Mediterranean breakfast, lunch, dinner 0.4 mi. NE Fourways Inn American varies 1.1 mi. N Horizons American breakfast, lunch, dinner 1.2 mi. NE Paraquet Restaurant Caribbean breakfast, lunch, dinner 1.2 mi. NE Seahorse Grill Contemporary lunch & dinner 1.2 mi. NE Cafe Lido Mediterranean lunch & dinner 1.2 mi. NE Harbourfront Italian lunch & dinner 1.8 mi. N

Each location in the world has its very own culinary style, and Bermuda is no different . A unique place to enjoy local fare is directly on the beach . Your hotel may be happy to pack a picnic lunch for you , or you can pick up food from local vendors en route to the beach.

Other Beaches

You'll find multiple beaches in Bermuda , so Astwood Cove is just one of the options. Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Achilles Bay , situated 10.6 miles to the northeast . Overall, the beach at Achilles Bay is a nice seaside location, but one of the major setbacks is that it can't be reached by bus.

Still, if you're searching for something a little more active , you might like Warwick Long Bay. It is located 0.7 miles to the southwest.

You might also want to visit Stonehole Bay , which can be found 1 mile away from Astwood Cove. Stonehole Bay is one of the smaller and more secluded beaches in Warwick Parish, with a tiny sandy beach that gets entirely overtaken by the water during high tide. It is fun and safe to swim in the bay near the shore yet swimmers should beware the dangerous currents further out. The seclusion and natural setting of the beach make Stonehole Bay a great place to stop on your journey. Take the short trail to Chaplin Bay to see the remarkable coral reef wall that juts out of the sea and onto shore.

You might not find Astwood Cove to be the best choice for you , but Bermuda has plenty of other options for travelers who don't wish to visit this beach.