Family Friendly & Ideal For Windsurfing

Shelly Bay Beach Bermuda is located on the northeast coast of Bermuda in Hamilton Parish, 1.6 miles southwest of Henrys Hill. The beach takes its name from Henry Shelly, a crewmember of the Sea Venture, Sir George Somers’ wrecked ship. The beach is shaded by trees along the shore, unusual for a Bermudan beach.

The water of this white sand beach is calm and shallow for hundreds of yards, so it is known as being the most family-friendly beach on the island. Shelly Bay Beach is also ideal for windsurfing. The Shelly Bay Nature Reserve is at this beach and features a red mangrove forest, Bermuda cedar trees, and a saltwater pond. There is a children’s playground featuring slides, swings, and climbing frames. Public restrooms are available. A concession stand rents snorkeling equipment, lounge chairs, and beach chairs.

Nearby Attractions of Shelly Bay Beach Bermuda

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo is within walking distance of Shelly Bay Beach and is definitely worth a visit. The Bermuda Railway Museum, which showcases old artifacts and maps of Bermuda’s train route that ran until 1948 is also within walking distance. If one would like to view art, two art galleries are within walking distance of Shelly Bay Beach: Otto Trott Art Studio and Evans, Amy & Vaughan.

The Shelly Bay MarketPlace supermarket is located just east of the beach if provisions for a picnic are desired. Yardie Kitchen is located near the beach and serves local and Caribbean cuisine such as curries, burgers, wraps, fries, and so forth.

Nearby Hotels, Restaurants & Resorts

Four restaurants are within a mile of Shelly Bay Beach and can be easily walked to: the Pizza House Restaurant, Rustico, Indigo, and Buzz n’Go Crawl Hill. Visitors frequently rave about the Pizza House Restaurant’s pizza. Rustico serves American cuisine and specializes in bagels and appetizers. It is located just under a mile south of Shelly Bay Beach.

There are four hotels within two miles of Shelly Bay Beach. In order of closest to furthest away, these are the Palmetto Garden Condominiums, Angel’s Grotto, the Pink Beach Club, and the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Angel’s Grotto is a very small hotel with just seven guest units. Each guestroom has a kitchenette and a refrigerator.

The Pink Beach Club is a fairly large property with 113 guestrooms. There are a variety of room options from Garden View Cottage Suites to Ambassador Suites that have varied amenities and views. However, each guestroom have Italian marble bathrooms and a private balcony or patio. The hotel features complimentary breakfasts, nightly live entertainment, and an exercise gym. This is an all-inclusive resort where most meals are included. The Pink Beach Club was voted a Top Ten Resort in the Caribbean/Atlantic region by Conde Nast readers.

The Grotto Bay Beach Resort is a large resort spread out over 21 acres and having 201 guestrooms. This is also an all-inclusive resort. The Grotto Bay Beach Resort features live entertainment nightly. In-room amenities vary by the guestroom chosen. Grotto Bay Beach Resort has private beaches, a children’s playground, exercise gym, and complimentary high-speed internet access.


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