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Great place to snorkel

You need to bring your own gear. This is a private beach walking distance (about one mile) from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat S
Wading River, New York
Not as stunning as imagined

It was kind of dirty when I got there. Lots of sea weed and found hundreds of Portuguese man o... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
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Strap on those flippers: the calm, sheltered waters of the bay make this beach a great place to snorkel.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Church Bay Park | South Road, Bermuda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to bring your own gear. This is a private beach walking distance (about one mile) from the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. We snorkeled there and I saw a squid, barracuda, and many other beautiful parrot fish.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It was kind of dirty when I got there. Lots of sea weed and found hundreds of Portuguese man o’ war, which is a very dangerous animal kind of like a jellyfish lying on the shore. So it is not very safe in my opinion...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

What a hidden gem !! This was recommended to us by a "local", and frankly prior to this visit, I had never been to a beach setting that was this spectacular... There were exactly 2 other people on the beach. We were later joined by...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Church Bay is a lovely beach known for fabulous snorkeling. It's located on the bus line. There are no services (bathrooms, food). Unfortunately, the day we visited the water was a bit choppy and difficult to swim, let alone snorkel.

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Loved it here! Yes, it is a small beach but the surf was rugged and the ocean was filled with puffers, parrot fish, jellyfish, butterfly and clown fish, ticklish, wrasse and more. You have to be a good swimmer to snorkel here. I would not...More

Thank butterfly4771
Reviewed 27 August 2017

15 to 20mins walk from the hotel. very good place to relax and safe for children. bring your snacks and water...very clean beach and quite so refreshing..

Thank donato652017
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hidden gem with great snorkeling. We were the only people there other than 2 others. It was so peaceful and beautiful. Much better then Horseshoe. Definitely recommend a visit and bring snorkel gear!

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

great little cove for snorkeling; make sure you have your snorkeling gear with you as there is no facility to rent it there; waves can be a bit rough at times

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Everyone said that this was the place for snorkeling. I was all set but after climbing down the steep hill we found the water rough and lots of rocks. The few persons there barely stay in the water . Our party left in less than...More

1  Thank joannea827
Reviewed 19 July 2017

View from above is terrific and overall the beach has a romantic vibe. The colors of the ocean are vibrant and changing - it makes for a great picture taking spot. Beach is small, so wouldn't spend a lot of time there. But worth visiting.

Thank cgs693
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15 August 2016|
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Response from CCSoccer | Reviewed this property |
There were no umbrellas for rent when we were there in June, however you could find some shade by the rocks. Public bus runs from the boatyard to church bay beach. If you ask bus drivers, they will generally let you off... More
22 August 2015|
Response from Robert C |
I paid a round trip bus fare of $9.00 and I believe the taxi is double that price. Also, if you are offered the "Special Trip" bus do so because the other bus does local stops and take a little longer to get there. You will... More