Horseshoe Bay Beach
Arguably one of the best beaches in the world is in Bermuda's Southampton Parish on the South Shore. Horseshoe Bay Beach, a crescent-shaped blush-pink-sand beach set against dramatic rock formations, attracts scores of travelers.
Beach trails connect to adjacent beaches at Chaplins Bay, Stonehole Bay, Jobsons Cove, and Warwick Long Bay.
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
This is the oldest cast-iron lighthouse in the world and located at Southampton parish. Climb the stairs (185 steps), go up to the balcony at the top, and look around... the views are amazing. The view of the Great Sound, the many fishing and sailing boats, the landscapes are wonderful to watch.
This was the lighthouse which helped many ships navigate safely through the treacherous water areas during 1800s and beyond. The lighthouse is located in Southampton. Bus #7 comes near, it's a short walk from the bus stop. The famous Horseshoe Beach is located nearby, and a combined visit is easy. Same bus route #7 goes to the beach in minutes.
Bermuda's capital defines the island, with a cosmopolitan and energetic vibe. It stands out, with historical buildings and picturesque streets lined with colorful houses overlooking the harbor. This cultural and commercial heartbeat of the island features excellent dining, shopping, and many museums and galleries.
Enjoy a quieter part of the island AND wander the cobblestoned streets past taffy-colored stone buildings in the oldest English settlement of the New World. St. George represents the site of the first settlers who arrived beginning from 1612.
St. George's most popular highlight is Tobacco Bay Beach. Named for the wild tobacco that was found when the early settlers arrived, Tobacco beach no longer has any nicotine plants growing but provides a quintessential Bermuda beach experience.
Located here is also St. Peter's Church, built in 1612, is the oldest Anglican church in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere, and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the town of St. George. The simple yet graceful architecture of the building showcases design styles from the 17th century and improvements made over the years. The impressive, fully restored Fort St. Catherine on the northeastern tip of St. George houses a museum exhibiting a gallery of dioramas depicting Bermuda's rich history.
Royal Naval Dockyard
The Royal Naval Dockyard at the tip of the western end of Sandy's Parish is home to a major cruise ship port and contains an array of experiences, including shopping, dining, craft studios, and entertainment, all housed in naval buildings from the 18th century. This former Royal Navy stronghold is also home to the well-curated National Bermuda Museum set within the body of the fort.
Set within the fort in The Keep at the Royal Naval Dockyard and encompassing the beautifully restored 19th-century Commissioner's House, the National Museum of Bermuda has a mighty collection of artifacts and exhibits that delve into Bermuda's maritime history. Built to guard the entire naval base, the fort features seven bastions and ramparts. Visitors can learn about shipwrecks, battles, and more in eight historic exhibit buildings.
Tom Moore's Jungle (Hamilton Parish)
This is the only real forest in Bermuda where you can explore many plantations, mangroves, pond and several caves & grottos (where you can even swim).
Crystal and Fantasy Caves
Located in Hamilton Parish, as far as tourist attractions go, Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda are at the top for good reason. Here, you can access the island's stunning caves, where you can walk on floating pontoons overlooking crystal-clear, azure waters of the subterranean pools, all lit up with a state-of-the-art lighting system to bring out their natural beauty.
The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo
A 140,000-gallon fish tank greets visitors at the Bermuda Aquarium, which also has a museum and a zoo, in the quaint Flatts Village on the North Shore. The aquarium has several large tanks housing 200 species of fish and coral reef found in the waters surrounding the island. It also has outdoor turtle and seal exhibits, which give visitors a chance to witness feedings (several times a day). The aquarium arranges whale-watching cruises aboard the RV Endurance in the spring to witness migrating humpback whales.
The Natural History Museum has exhibits on the ecology and geology of Bermuda along with displays on the wildlife from the archipelago. It features several interactive and kid-friendly activities, a playground, and sandbox. The zoo houses 300 reptiles, birds, and mammals from islands around the world, in settings mimicking their natural habitat.
Bermuda Railway Trail
Spanning the entire length of the island, the Bermuda Railway Trail is a 29-kilometer-long path that winds across beaches, dunes, and cliffs as part of the Bermuda Rail Trail National Park. Bermuda's only train operated from 1931 to 1948, leaving its tracks behind.
Today, this mostly flat trail offers an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Take a break to stop by one of Bermuda's beaches for a refreshing dip in the ocean, go fishing, or take your loved one to Lover's Lake Nature Reserve.