Popular Cruise Ship Terminal
Snorkel Park is located on the northwest side of the Royal Naval Dockyard in Sandy’s Parish, 2.9 miles northeast of Somerset Village. The Snorkel Park Beach Bermuda is a small beach is unusual in that the Department of Tourism charges admission fees to the beach for those over twelve and that it is usually closed from November to April. This beach is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the cruise ship terminal.
Snorkeling & Other Facilities of Snorkel Park Beach Bermuda
The water at Snorkel Park is calm and shallow and features sunken cannons and a coral reef for excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities. There are also underwater signs to let snorkelers know what they are looking at as well as floating rest stations, making this a fantastic snorkeling opportunity for even first time snorkelers. There are other activities available at Snorkel Park besides snorkeling. One can rent a kayak, paddleboat, or paddlebike as well as take a jet ski tour. Underwater scooters, which are fan-propelled machines used in place of swimming, can also be rented.
This beach has pretty much every amenity available. There are public restrooms, changing rooms, lockers, and picnic tables available. Lounge chairs, umbrellas, regular chairs, ocean front beds, and cabanas can all be rented. There is a restaurant called Hammerheads Bar & Grill that serves burgers, chicken tenders, fish and chips, fish chowder, and so forth. It also has fantastic cocktails and frozen drinks.
Don’t Miss Dancing
Island Beach Parties are held some evenings and feature beachside dinner, dancing and singing contests, limbo dancing, conga lines, steel pan music, DJs, and so on. In addition, Club Aqua is an open air nightclub at Snorkel Park Beach which starts after 10 p.m. during the summer and some days that cruise ships are in port and runs until 3 a.m. Club Aqua features DJs, live music, and late night food.
Nearby Attractions of Snorkel Park Beach
There are several attractions within a tenth of a mile or less of Snorkel Park including two art galleries called Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard and Dockyard Glasswork. Other attractions include the Dockyard Playground, Bermuda Maritime Museum, Neptune Cinema, and the Commissioner’s House. The Bermuda Maritime Museum has exhibits on the tourism industry and the history of the slave trade.
Nearby Hotels & Restaurants
There are several hotels within three miles of Snorkel Park Beach including the Corals, Cambridge Beaches Resort, Robin’s Nest, Hi-Roy Guest House, and Windsong. The Corals is a very small renovated farmhouse with just two guest units. Cambridge Beaches Resort is a fairly large property with 188 guestrooms each decorated in a unique style. All the rooms feature marble bathrooms and either a private patio or terrace.
Cambridge Beaches Resort offers live entertainment nightly, a spa, an exercise gym, a beauty shop, and several restaurants. The resort has been honored by such publications as Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and Conde Nast.
Robin’s Nest is a collection of apartments with a swimming pool available. The apartments are decorated with porcelain and marble tiles. Windsong is also a collection of apartments with efficiency apartments, one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom cottages available. Both Robin’s Nest and Windsong are located near Hamilton.
Somerset Village, Bermuda