Somerset Long Bay Beach Is A Secluded Beach
Somerset Long Bay Beach Bermuda is located on the north coast of Somerset Island in Sandy’s Parish, towards the center of Somerset Village. It is roughly a quarter of a mile long, making this beach one of the longer ones in Bermuda. Since undeveloped park land borders the beach, it is fairly secluded and uninhabited, the crowd consisting mostly of local Bermudans. The water is clear and calm, making it great for swimming or snorkeling close to the shore. Further than 100 yards out there are sharp rocks on the bottom of the bay making it treacherous to venture too far out.
Explore Nature Reserves
Somerset Long Bay Beach has public restrooms available and picnic tables in the park. There are no concession vendors nor are there lifeguards posted. The Somerset Long Bay Nature Reserve, previously a garbage dump, sits next to the beach. It was transformed by the Bermuda Audubon Society into a nature reserve with a nature trail and Bermuda Cedar and palmetto. The freshwater pond in the reserve is an important habitat for migratory birds and resident waterfowl. Common birds seen include herons, kingfishers, egrets, warblers, American coots, and so forth.
The Gilbert Nature Reserve is also less than a mile away from Somerset Long Bay Beach Bermuda which consists of five acres of forest full of trees and shrubs. Fort Scaur is a little over a mile away from the beach. It was built in the 1870s due to the fear that the United States would attack the Royal Naval Dockyard. Eventually, the U.S. did occupy Fort Scaur, but as allies in World War II.
Nearby Hotels, Restaurants & Resort
There are two restaurants just a tenth of a mile from Somerset Long Bay Beach: Gloria’s Kitchen and Somerset Country Squire Pub & Restaurant. Other restaurants located less than a half mile from the beach include Arabian Palace, Misty’s Take Out, New Traditions Restaurant, Salt Rock Grill & Sushi Bar, the Village Café, Woody’s Drive Inn Two, and Breezes at Cambridge Beaches. The Salt Rock Grill & Sushi Bar prides itself on serving only locally caught seafood which includes Bermuda lobster when it is in season. Provisions for a picnic can also be purchased at the Somerset MarketPlace located in Somerset Village which is the largest supermarket in Sandy’s Parish.
Somerset Long Bay Beach is less than a mile from Cambridge Beaches Resort and the Corals. Cambridge Beaches Resort has been honored by such publications as Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and Conde Nast. Every guestroom features marble bathrooms and a private patio or terrace although each guestroom is adorned uniquely in terms of furniture and decorations. Cambridge Beaches Resort is somewhat large, having 188 guestrooms. The resort features several restaurant options, a beauty salon, and nightly live entertainment.
The Corals is a renovated farmhouse that has just two units. It can be popular so it is best to make reservations in advance for this property. Each guestroom has a private bath and kitchenette. Breakfast and high speed internet access are included complimentary.
Somerset Village, Bermuda