Black Bay

Black Bay is a small beach located on Ireland Island in Sandy's Parish. With peaceful waters and rough sand, the beach is a great place for sea glass hunting, though it is less than ideal for sunbathing. The area is quiet and mostly limited to locals, and can be accessed off of Cockburn Road.

On the South West coast of Ireland Island South, Black Bay is situated near the heart of Ireland Island South, 2.1 miles northeast of Somerset Island; it's 1.7 miles to the northeast of Somerset Village. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. You will find that beaches like Black Bay are some of the best options in Bermuda.

How to Access The Beach

Black Bay is close to the main road and is easily accessible by bus, foot, and car. Buses #7 and #8 pass the area. Drivers can utilize nearby vacant spots.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach at Black Bay is primarily available during low tide periods, disappearing completely during high tide. The water is shallow and clear, but also contains sharp rocks, so casual swimmers may wish to look elsewhere. The nearby Lagoon Park guarantees that the area will not be overcrowded and also makes for an excellent picnic spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Black Bay is located within a hot tourist destination, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South West coast of Ireland Island South; it's located near attractions like Fort Scaur, which is two and a half miles away.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Bermuda Historical Society Museum. This museum is located four miles to the east-southeast, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Black Bay Attraction Type Distance Direction Island Fort Scaur Historical Site 2.6 mi. SW Somerset Island Stirling's Of Bermuda Art Gallery 3.8 mi. SE Bermuda Bermuda Musical And Drama Society Dinner Show and Theater 3.8 mi. ESE Bermuda Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club Golf Course 3.8 mi. SSE Bermuda Bermuda Historical Society Museum Museum 3.9 mi. ESE Bermuda Specialty Cinema & Grill Movie Theater 3.9 mi. ESE Bermuda Bermuda National Gallery Art Museum 3.9 mi. ESE Bermuda Belmont Hills Golf Club Golf Course 3.9 mi. SE Bermuda Amsterdam Gallery Bermuda Art Gallery 3.9 mi. E Bermuda Artcetera Art Gallery 3.9 mi. E Bermuda Fine Art Animals & Portraits Art Gallery 3.9 mi. E Bermuda Liberty Theatre Movie Theater 3.9 mi. E Bermuda

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Black Bay who are seeking further attractions might consider heading over to Somerset Village, which is close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Bermuda. From the beach, Somerset Village is not far away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation area, it usually isn't all that tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For vacationers hoping to find a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Black Bay.

Accommodations near Black Bay Hotel Distance Direction Island Type The Corals 1.1 mi. SW Bermuda B & B Cambridge Beaches Resort 1.3 mi. WSW Bermuda Resort Robin's Nest 2.9 mi. E Bermuda Hotel Hi-Roy Guest House 3.0 mi. E Bermuda Guest house Windsong 3.1 mi. E Bermuda Hotel Fordham Hall 3.4 mi. ESE Bermuda Guest house Bay City Guest House 3.5 mi. ESE Bermuda Hotel Royal Palms Hotel 3.5 mi. ESE Bermuda Hotel Edgehill Manor Guest House 3.5 mi. ESE Bermuda Guest house Mazarine by the Sea 3.6 mi. E Bermuda Guest house


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Breezes at Cambridge Beaches. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. It'll be found one and a quarter miles away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Black Bay Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island Breezes at Cambridge Beaches (441) 234-0331 Caribbean 1.3 mi. WSW Bermuda Gloria's Kitchen (441) 234-2523 -- 1.7 mi. SW Somerset Island Somerset Country Squire Pub & Restaurant (441) 234-0105 British 1.8 mi. WSW Somerset Island Monty's (441) 295-5759 English, International 3.1 mi. ESE Bermuda Ascot's Restaurant (441) 295-9644 -- 3.5 mi. ESE Bermuda Ascots Restaurant 441-292-1854 International, Mediterranean 3.5 mi. ESE Bermuda Harry's at the Waterfront (441) 292-5533 American 3.5 mi. ESE Bermuda Harley's Restaurant 800-257-7544 Eclectic 3.6 mi. ESE Bermuda The Heritage Court 800-257-7544 Eclectic 3.6 mi. ESE Bermuda House of India (441) 295-6450 Indian 3.6 mi. E Bermuda The Robin Hood (441) 295-3314 International 3.7 mi. ESE Bermuda Flying Fish (441) 295-2167 International 3.7 mi. ESE Bermuda

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Ireland Island South you might like besides Black Bay.

You may also enjoy Mangrove Bay, which is located one and a quarter miles away.

You may find that Black Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.