Fort Popple

When the new governor of Bermuda arrived in 1738 and found all the forts under maintained, he ordered a massive renovation of the island's defenses. Fort Popple was one of the new small forts built. Today, the majority of the site is in ruins, being abandoned long ago.

Location and What's Nearby

This historic site is found on the eastern edge of St. David's Island, 3.4 miles east-northeast of Castle Harbour; it's 1.8 miles to the east-southeast of St. George.

Outdoor amusements like working on one's golf game and taking to the water will also be found easily in the vicinity. Historic site visitors interested in testing their skills on the golf course should consider going to the closest course, St. George's Golf Club. If you aren't a golfer, think about checking out Annie's Bay, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Plus, many other golf and beach options stand in the surrounding area. Historic site guests will also find plenty of indoor attractions in the vicinity. Two of the nearest additional attractions to Fort Popple are Little Head Park and Great Head Park, and they are both within walking distance.


The general public are free to explore the area around the fort, though there are a few extra restrictions about entering the fort itself, and you will likely be unable to.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort Popple may choose to book their trip in St. David's Island, as those staying in this area of Bermuda will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There is a sufficient bunch of lodgings in the locale around this attraction.

Hotels near Fort Popple Hotel Type Island Distance Direction Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest Hotel St. David's Island 1.9 mi. (0.2 km) WNW The Mid Ocean Club Resort None 3.6 mi. (5.7 km) SW Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort None 3.7 mi. (5.2 km) SW Grotto Bay Beach Resort Resort St. David's Island 3.9 mi. (4.6 km) WSW



The fort is located in a public park, and is therefor free.

Contact Information

Location: St. David's Island