Quiet time for two in Bermuda
July 6, 2011 5:58 AM   Subscribe

Where to find a quiet, romantic spot in Bermuda during Cup Match?

My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary with a cruise to Bermuda. Yay! However, we just realized that we'll be docked there during the Bermuda national holidays of Emancipation Day and Somer's Day (aka Cup Match.) Also yay, because what a great way to experience local culture and all, but with much of the island shutting down and partying it up on the beaches, it's going to be difficult for us to find a nice, quiet spot for us to spend our special day. Do you have any suggestions for where to try, especially if we'd like some beach time? Perhaps hotels/resorts that offer day passes to cruise passengers? Or anything else that might be a little more sparsely populated during the matches and celebrations?
posted by ferociouskitty to Travel & Transportation around Bermuda (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in Bermuda so I think I can help. Cup Match is being held in Somerset this year, which is close to Dockyard where I am assuming you will be docking. You want to hop in a cab or bus and get yourself out of that area if you want peace and quiet.

Make your way down to Horseshoe Bay, which is the most popular and arguably* the most beautiful beach on the island. It will most likely be very busy. That's fine. When you enter Horseshoe Bay from the parking lot, walk all the way to the other end of the bay. Now keep going. You will now be in 'South Shore Park'. You can either head up the path to the left or slip directly into the next cove. From there there are numerous coves and beaches that are sparsely populated ( Jobson's Cove, Chaplin Bay, Stonehole ). If you keep going you will get to Warwick Long Bay which will have some people, but if you walk long enough there will be plenty of privacy. It is easy to feel like you are going on the path. At one point, you will hit a parking lot. That is okay. As long as you don't head up to South Shore road, you are going in the right direction.

Now, that is the usual tourist thing to do. This is the easiest thing to do because you can quite easily get a cab / bus at Horseshoe Bay. Either way, the beaches in Bermuda are unbelievable. Get in the water! Swim! Feel how nice the sand is! Relax!!!

*There are plenty of other beaches I can recommend where you won't see a soul but logistics may be tricky. If you have a scooter it will be easier. Drop me a Mefi mail and I can tell you where some very secluded spots are if your interested. Drop me a Mefi mail anyway, and I can tell you other stuff as well.
posted by jasondigitized at 6:55 AM on July 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yes, some of the little areas to the left of Horseshoe Bay can be very private, especially since they are a bit less accessible than pre-Hurricane Fabian. (Sturdy water shoes will help.)

I hope I can get there this year!
posted by jgirl at 6:58 AM on July 6, 2011

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