Good For Snorkeling
Paget Island Beach Bermuda is a small beach located on the northwest side of Paget Island, a mile east-southeast of St. George. It is accessible by boat, but no ferry service is available so visitors must rent either a private charter or sail themselves to the beach. A particularly skilled kayaker may be able to kayak across St. George’s Harbor and around Horseshoe Islands onto the beach.
The beach is small, however has enough space because it is not visited by many. There are no restrooms available at Paget Island Beach nor are there lifeguards stationed, so families with small children may wish to visit a different beach. There are no concessions available at this beach. The water is cool and clear and makes for good snorkeling.
The Closest Attractions Of Paget Island Beach Bermuda
The closest attraction is Gates Fort, located about 350 yards from the beach. Gates Fort was built around 1610, likely as a lookout tower and is one of the smaller forts of Bermuda. The old fort and the grounds can be explored free of charge. Fort Cunningham is also on Paget Island, located about a quarter of a mile to the southeast from the beach. This fort has served both to defend and as a prison.
A number of attractions are located in nearby St. George, a mile away from Paget Island Beach. These include the historical sites of the Old State House, Stocks & Pillory and Ducking Stool, the St. George Historical District, St. Peter’s Church, and the Unfinished Church. There are also three museums: the Bermuda Heritage Museum, the St. George’s Historical Society Museum, and the Bermuda National Trust Museum. Vera P. Card is an art gallery located in St. George.
Nearby Hotels, Restaurants & Cottage
There are several restaurants within a mile of Paget Island Beach Bermuda, the closest of which is Blackhorse Tavern. Blackhorse Tavern is an informal restaurant serving traditional Caribbean fare such as fried chicken and seafood dishes. Grilled steaks and hamburgers are also available.
Other nearby restaurants include Light Nightclub, White Horse Pub, The George & Dragon, Tavern by the Sea, Temptations, Polaris Restaurant, and Wahoo’s Waterside Bistro and Patio. White Horse Pub, Polaris, and Wahoo’s all serve Caribbean cuisine. Temptations serves American fare.
There are no local hotels on Paget Island, the closest hotels are located in St. George. There are three possibilities for accommodations in St. George: Mid Ocean Club Cottages, St. George Club Bermuda Cottages, and Aunt Nea’s Inn. Mid Ocean Club Cottages has cottages all having open patios or private balconies. It is famous for its championship golf course but also features four private beaches as well as two all-weather tennis courts. In the Clubhouse, complimentary afternoon tea is served daily.
St. George Club Bermuda Cottages also has an 18-hole golf course. This property consists of 71 cottages over an area of 18 acres: 28 one-bedroom cottages and 43 two-bedroom cottages. Each cottage has a kitchen. The resort also features three tennis courts, three pools, a private beach, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Aunt Nea’s Inn is an old Bermudian style lodge with 12 guestrooms and two suites.
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