Whale Bay Fort

Built sometime around 1750, Whale Bay Fort was part of a series of forts built along Bermuda's coast. The fort was built in defense of a channel that if captured could serve as an offensive position against the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Location and What's Nearby

Positioned on the northwestern part of , 0.9 miles south of Hog Bay, Whale Bay Fort invites local customers and visitors rooming in this section of Bermuda. Whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. From this attraction, Somerset Village is three miles (five kilometers) to the north.

Energetic vacationers will likely be charmed by the region because of the ample availability of outdoor activities. Historic site visitors with a keen interest in golf will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Port Royal Golf Course. Long moments can also be spent at West Whale Bay, the nearest beach. Though the outdoor options above are the closest, you'll still have access to a good selection of similar outdoor activities. Guests will also find multiple interesting places out of the sun in this general area. Two of the nearest additional attractions to this landmark are West Whale Bay Park and Port Royal Golf Course, and they are both both within walking distance.


Visitors to the site will be able to explore what is left of the fort, which is quite a lot. You will be able to climb the walls and go through the interior. Be sure to go to the top for a vantage point that offers fantastic views of the surrounding area.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in Southampton Parish if you plan on visiting Whale Bay Fort, since visitors to this part of Bermuda will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There are a good collection of hotels in the area within range of this landmark.

Hotels near Whale Bay Fort Hotel Type Distance Direction Pompano Beach Club Resort 0.5 mi. (4.2 km) NW Greene's Guest House B & B 0.6 mi. (4.9 km) E The Reefs Resort 2.0 mi. (6.3 km) E Fairmont Southampton Resort 2.8 mi. (6.1 km) E


Operating Hours

The fort is open to the public from sun-up to sun-down.


Part of a public park, there is no fee to visit the park.

Contact Information

Location: Whale Bay Road, Southampton Parish, Bermuda