Short History Alexandra’s Battery Beach
Alexandra’s Battery Beach is located on the eastern edge of Bermuda in St. George’s Island, just under a mile to the east of St. George. The beach is just below Alexandra’s Battery, an 1860s fort named after Denmark’s Princess Alexandra who was married to Edward VII who later became the king of Great Britain. The fort is open to the public and admission is free.
Well Known for Sea Glass and Calm, Clean Water
Alexandra’s Battery Beach is well-known for the wide variety of sea glass that can be collected there in colors such as green, brown, white, amber, blue, and red. Pottery pieces and shells can also be found. The glass shards are not as sharp as those from man-made glass, but protective footwear is still a good idea to wear. There is a small cave where even more sea glass can be found, although it is a bit hard to reach. One has to cross over and navigate through some rocks to reach it.
The water at Alexandra’s Battery Beach is calm, clear, and shallow which makes it great for snorkeling. In addition, when snorkeling one may find even more sea glass than is on the beach itself. There are no public restrooms available at the beach and no lifeguards are posted. The beach can be busy at times as it is located in a frequently visited area.
Nearby Attractions of Alexandra’s Battery Beach Bermuda
There are a number of attractions within walking distance of Alexandra’s Battery Beach including Gates Fort which is just a few hundred yards away. Gates Fort is one of the smaller forts on the island and was built around 1610. Other historical points of interest within a mile of the beach include Fort Cunningham, the Old State House, the Stocks & Pillory and Ducking Stool, the St. George Historical District, St. Peter’s Church, the Unfinished Church, and the Old Rectory. Museums near the beach include the Bermuda Heritage Museum, the St. George’s Historical Society Museum, and the Bermuda National Trust Museum. There is also a nearby art gallery called Vera P. Card.
Nearby Hotels and Restaurants
There are several restaurants within walking distance, less than a mile away to the west from Alexandra’s Battery Beach including Light Nightclub, White Horse Pub, the George & Dragon, Temptations, Polaris Restaurant, Wahoo’s Waterside Bistro and Patio, and Griffin’s Bistro. White Horse Pub, Polaris, and Wahoo’s serve Caribbean cuisine. Temptations serves American food.
Hotels in the St. George area near Alexandra’s Battery Beach include the Mid Ocean Club Cottages, St. George Club Bermuda Cottages, and Aunt Nea’s Inn. Mid Ocean Club Cottages and St. George Club Bermuda Cottages both have golf courses. All of Mid Ocean Club Cottages’ accommodations have either an open patio or private balcony. St. George Club Bermuda Cottages has 71 cottages all with a kitchen and private patio or balcony. Aunt Nea’s Inn has 12 guestrooms and two suites.
In the neighboring Hamilton Parish are Brightside Guest Apartments and Grotto Bay Beach Resort Bermuda. Brightside Guest Apartments has basic rooms and apartments as well as cottages that sleep up to eight people. Grotto Bay Beach Resort is a good-sided resort with its own private beach and 201 guestrooms.
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