St. Catherine's Beach offers calm, clear waters and a majestic atmosphere, perfect for a Bermuda afternoon. The crescent moon shaped beach lies on the northern-most point of the island and provides an expansive stretch of white, soft sand perfect for suntanning. The area is lightly developed, but instead of hotels or restaurants, features historic sites and open parks.
Located on the northeastern coast of St. George's Island, St. Catherine's Beach welcomes visitors rooming in this area and nearby. Even if you aren't staying particularly close, you are free to stop by to check it out. St. George is to the South. Oftentimes, travelers searching for their favorite beach in Bermuda end up choosing one that is usually less active, but could still provide opportunities for social interaction; that's why St. Catherine's Beach is an ideal choice for many travelers.
St. Catherine's Beach is accessible by foot, with a car park located outside of the beach area. To get to the car park, look for signage on Barry Road, with a turn off on Cut Road/Retreat Hill Road. Visitors are then led to the Fort St. Catherine Museum.
In the background of St. Catherine's magnificent beach is a majestic skyline of St. Catherine's Fort, providing a picturesque backdrop. The beach itself is superbly sandy and the surrounding ocean is so clear you can see the sea bottom, perfect for snorkeling or swimming. Taken together, the panoramic view at St. Catherine's makes it an excellent spot to take in Bermuda.
You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own cuisine, and Bermuda is no different. One of the most memorable places to try local specialties is right next to the coast. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.
There is also a snack bar here.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.
Oftentimes, the most important element of a coastal visit is not the tide or the temperature but how many other guests are likely to visit the beach too. While some visitors would prefer a scene packed with other people-watchers, many are just looking for a serene spot of sand.
The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North East coast of St. George's Island; it's located near attractions like St. George's Golf Club, which is one of the closest attractions.
Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like St. George's Historical Society Museum (one of the closest to St. Catherine's Beach) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Bermuda.
With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.Activities and Attractions Near St. Catherine's Beach Attraction Type Distance Direction Island St. George's Golf Club Golf Courses and Country Clubs 0.3 SSW St. George's Island Fort St. Catherine Historical Site 0.4 SSW St. George's Island Unfinished Church Historical Site 0.4 SSW St. George's Island Sommers Garden Botanical Gardens 0.5 S St. George's Island Somer's Gardens Botanical Gardens 0.5 S St. George's Island St. George's Historical Society Museum Museum 0.6 S St. George's Island Old Rectory Historical Site 0.6 SSW 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
Since St. Catherine's Beach is close to Hamilton, you'll find shopping, a number of interesting restaurants, and a variety of activities nearby.
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.
Though you'll find very few hotels close-by, the closest ones have been listed in the following table.Hotels near St. Catherine's Beach Hotel Distance Direction Island Type St. Georges Club 0.7 SW St. George's Island Villas Clear View Suites & Cottages 4.6 SW Bermuda Villas Brightside Guest Apartments 5.9 SW Bermuda Villas
If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is The George & Dragon. This restaurant has a menu featuring International cuisine.
The following table lists nearby restaurants.Restaurants near the St. Catherine's 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. SSW St. George's Island Griffin's Bistro (441) 297-1200 ext 331 Continental 0.7 mi. SW St. George's Island Black Horse Tavern Bar & Restaurant (441) 297-1991 -- 1.9 mi. SE St. David's Island Blackhorse Tavern (441) 297-1991 Caribbean, International 1.9 mi. SE St. David's Island 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 3.8 mi. SSW None
St. George's Island has many nice beaches, so St. Catherine's Beach is just one of your options.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Tobacco Bay Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot in Bermuda. Tobacco Bay is one of the hottest beach locations among tourists visiting the area of St. George.
There are countless experiences to enjoy in Bermuda, so visiting St. Catherine's Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.
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