Pembroke Parish is situated on the short peninsula that extends out from the central north coast of Bermuda. The capital city of Hamilton is located in Pembroke Parish. The parish is Bermuda’s most populated with just under 11,000 residents. It is named after the 3rd Earl of Pembroke, William Herbert.
There aren’t any popular beaches located in Pembroke Parish. Clarence Cove is a small beach which is good for snorkeling. Deep Bay is a little beach located east of Clarence Cove that visitors can access by descending a steep flight of stairs.
The majority of Pembroke Parish’s attractions are located within the city of Hamilton. Hamilton is home to the City Hall and Arts Center which houses the Bermuda National Gallery that has collections of 17th and 18th century European paintings, contemporary art, photographs, and so on. The Bermuda Society of Arts is also located at City Hall and exhibits large collections of art work mainly by local artists.
The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute showcases ocean exhibits and has an excellent collection of artifacts. The Bermuda Historical Society Museum and Bermuda National Library are located in Hamilton. Visitors can take horse carriage rides through Hamilton.
There are a ton of restaurants in Pembroke Parish to fit every budget, the majority being located in Hamilton. Low-priced restaurant options in Pembroke Parish include Bermuda Bistro at the Beach, Chopsticks, Docksiders Pub & Restaurant, Hickory Stick, House of India, Jamaican Grill, La Trattoria, Lemon Tree Café, Obar Cocktail Lounge, Pasta Basta, Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant, Rock Island Café, Smokin’ Barrel, Spot Restaurant, and Wok Express.
Moderately priced restaurants in Pembroke Parish include Bistro J, Bolero Brasserie, Bouchee, Café Cairo, Coconut Rock & Yashi, East Meets West, Flanagan’s Irish Pub, Fresco’s Wine Bar & Restaurant, Hog Penny, Hubie’s Jazz Bar, Latin, L’Oriental, Lobster Pot, Mad Hatters, Maria’s Ristorante, Pearl, Pickled Onion, Portofino, Rosa’s Cantina, Spinning Wheel, Spring Garden, and Victoria Grill.
For visitors looking for more elegant high-priced dining options, restaurants available in Pembroke Parish include Ascots, Barracuda Grill, Broadway Bistro at La Coquille, Harbourfront, Harley’s Restaurant & Terrace, Harry’s at the Waterfront, Heritage Court, Little Venice, Port O’Call, Red Carpet, and Waterloo House. No matter what type of cuisine visitors are looking for, it can definitely be found in the restaurants of Pembroke Parish.
There are many accommodations options in Pembroke Parish to fit any budget. The Sunflower Guesthouse, with just two guestrooms, is the least expensive option. Moderately priced hotels include Mazarine by the Sea, Kingston House Bermuda, Robin’s Nest – Bermuda Apartments, Rosemont Guest Apartments Bermuda, and Oxford House Bermuda.
More high-end luxury hotels in Pembroke Parish include The Royal Palms Bermuda, Rosedon Hotel Hamilton Bermuda, Waterloo House Bermuda, and The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Bermuda. Rosedon Hotel Hamilton Bermuda has 44 guestrooms and is surrounded by tropical gardens. Waterloo House Bermuda is situated right on Hamilton Harbor and has more than four acres of gardens. The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Bermuda is an enormous resort overlooking the Hamilton harbor with 410 guestrooms. Many of the rooms have private balconies.