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 near the center of Somerset Village, Somerset Long Bay is on the North coast of Somerset Island, and happily welcomes residents and visitors rooming in this part of Somerset Island. But even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider stopping by to check out the sights. Somerset Long Bay is one of those beautiful but fun beaches that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, but it's not totally void of people either.
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.
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.
Lots of visitors make use of the picnic tables at Somerset Long Bay, which are great for lunches or as a home base for your belongings.
Yes, public restrooms will be available 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.
Sometimes, its not the weather that affects people's plans, but how many other guests are likely to visit the beach too. While some sun-lovers enjoy a busy beach with plenty to see and do, other beach bums will seek a quieter spot to lay their towels. No matter what you prefer, keep in mind that the location's popularity will determine how easy it is to use the amenities. Keep in mind that the area surrounding Somerset Long Bay is occasionally a little crowded, meaning there is not a guarantee every facility will always be available.
Travelers will find Somerset Long Bay on the North coast of Somerset Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Somerset Long Bay Park, which is reachable on foot.
If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Bermuda Maritime Museum, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.
Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.Activities and Attractions Near Somerset Long Bay Attraction Type Distance Direction Island Somerset Long Bay Park Park 0.1 S Somerset Island Gilbert Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.3 SE Somerset Island Daniel's Head Beach Park Park 0.4 W Somerset Island Scaur Hill Park Park 1.3 S Somerset Island Scaur Hill Fort Park Historical Site 1.3 S Somerset Island Blue Water Divers Dive Instruction and Tours 1.7 S Somerset Island Bermuda Maritime Museum Museum 2.1 NE Boaz Island Hog Bay Park Park 2.2 S Bermuda Dolphin Quest Bermuda attraction.placetype_ref.name 2.2 NE Boaz Island Port Royal Golf Course Golf Courses and Country Clubs 3.0 S Bermuda Whale Bay Fort Historical Site 3.3 S Bermuda Spanish Point Park Park 3.3 E Bermuda
Of course, since Somerset Long Bay is located near Hamilton, there are plenty of nearby alternatives if you tire of the beach scene. This city isn't far away, just about five miles.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.
You'll find a good number of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the list below.Hotels near Somerset Long Bay Hotel Distance Direction Type Garden House 1.9 S Villas Watercolours 4.6 ESE House Clairfont Apartments 4.7 SE Property
Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. Gloria's Kitchen is one of the closest eateries. It shouldn't take long at all to get to it either considering it is only a short walk away.
The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.Restaurants near the 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 0.1 mi. WSW Somerset Island Breezes at Cambridge Beaches (441) 234-0331 Caribbean 0.4 mi. NE Bermuda Frog & Onion (441) 234-2900 British, European 2.2 mi. NE Boaz Island Bone Fish (441) 234-5151 Caribbean, Mediterranean 2.8 mi. NE Boaz Island The Dining Room (441) 238-8679 Caribbean, European, International 4.2 mi. SE Bermuda Coconuts (441) 238-0222 Caribbean, International 4.2 mi. SSE Bermuda Monty's (441) 295-5759 English, International 4.3 mi. E Bermuda Henry VIII (441) 238-1977 British 4.3 mi. SE Bermuda Bacci 866-540-4497 Italian 4.4 mi. SE Bermuda Jasmine Lounge 866-540-4497 Eclectic 4.4 mi. SE Bermuda Ocean Club 866-540-4497 Caribbean 4.4 mi. SE Bermuda
Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Somerset Island, so if Somerset Long Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
Travelers may also want to consider Mangrove Bay, which is located in a distance reachable on foot.
Bermuda has a lot to offer its visitors, but Somerset Long Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.
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