Exceptionally Pink Sand
Stonehole Bay is located on the southwest coast of Bermuda, in the southern portion of Warwick Parish, 3.3 miles south southwest of the capital city of Hamilton. It is frequently called the twin beach of Chaplin Bay Beach. It is a small cove and beach surrounded by rock formations and rocky cliffs. It has exceptionally pink sand towards the water’s edge. The shore disappears at high tide, so the tides should be checked before heading to Stonehole Bay. Stonehole Bay Beach Bermuda is secluded and rarely crowded. It is visited by locals and tourists, but not in large numbers.
The water at Stonehole Bay can be rough at times, but is generally safe for swimming near the shore as the bay is fairly shallow. Further out near the coral, there is cloudy water and rip tides which make snorkeling here difficult and somewhat dangerous. Public restrooms and picnic tables are available at Stonehole Bay. There is also a snack bar on-site and there are sometimes local vendors selling food at or near Stonehole Bay.
Nearby Attractions of Stonehole Bay Bermuda
There are two golf courses less than a mile from Stonehole Bay: Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club to the northwest and Turtle Hill Golf Club at the Fairmont Southampton to the west. Stirling’s of Bermuda is an art gallery located a mile north of Stonehole Bay. Gibbs Lighthouse is just over a mile away, west of the beach. The lighthouse is the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world and is free to visit. One can climb the 185 steps to the top to get a panoramic view of Bermuda’s coastline. The Bermuda Historical Society Museum is three miles away from Stonehole Bay and can be reached by a short taxi ride.
Nearby Hotels & Restaurants
There are several restaurants located less than a mile to the west of Stonehole Bay, within easy walking distance. These include Bacci, Jasmine Lounge, Ocean Club, the Dock, the Newport, Waterlot Inn, Wickets, and Windows on the Sound. Bacci is a fine dining restaurant that serves Italian cuisine. Ocean Club and Windows on the Sound are both informal restaurants that serve Caribbean cuisine. Wickets is the most casual restaurant of the bunch, serving eclectic fare.
There are several hotels in the two miles surrounding Stonehole Bay Beach Bermuda including the Fairmont Southampton, Longtail Cliffs Apartments, Granaway Guest Houses & Cottages, Blue Horizons, the Reefs, Surf Side Beach Club, Watercolours, Fourways Inn & Cottages, and the Wharf Executive Suites Hotel. The Fairmont Southampton is less than a mile from the beach and has been celebrated by Conde Nast and Travel + Leisure as well as earning the AAA Four Diamond Award. It is a large resort situated on nearly a hundred acres and has an incredible 593 guestrooms. Guests can choose from a Moderate Room to a Penthouse Suite and everything between to fit their budget and lifestyle. The resort features a golf course, spa, six restaurants, a beauty salon, and a shopping center. Amenities and views vary depending on the guest room chosen and a complimentary breakfast is included with guests’ stay.
Stonehole Bay, Bermuda