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“You can do better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tobacco Bay Beach

Tobacco Bay Beach
St. George, Bermuda
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Ranked #5 of 9 activities in St. George
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling
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Owner description: One of Bermuda's most popular beaches, Tobacco Bay Beach is tourist friendly, with lots of facilities like equipment rentals and a snack bar.
Philadelphia,PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“You can do better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I have to say this is a very nice beach as far as beaches go...but there are better ones in Bermuda. This is a good beach if you have kids since the water is sheltered. However, it's usually pretty crowded and there really isn't a lot of space to just spread out and relax. Snorkeling can be ok here depending on the season--check out some of the rocks that are further out from the shore.

Visited August 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Shallow and gorgeous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great for kids and paddling, but way too shallow from real swimming. water very warm in summer and about 20 (68) or sao in the spring and fall. No-one, even Canadian, would want to swim in Jan and Feb.

Visited November 2012
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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Beach all to myself during off season. Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Went to this beach during off season and had the beach all to myself. Not a single soul came by for hours. It is a quick walk from the downtown area of St. George's. The beach has clear water that was warm enough to go swimming in in December. Some trash and other debris was washed up on shore, but nothing too bad as described by other reviewers. The rock formations are pretty cool and make for some fun climbing for the brave. Found some pretty colored tiles that I took home as souvenirs. Really loved the serenity and nice walk down to this beach. If you walk past this beach, there are some nice views to the East. I imagine this beach gets pretty busy in the summer. So glad I went during off season.

Visited December 2012
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Hopedale, Massachusetts, United States
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Beach for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

What's not to like about Tobacco Bay....Gorgeous views.... Clean beach and shallow water for kids, deeper water to explore for the "big kids". Great snorkeling to the right. For the more adventurous, there are great rocks to climb and jump off of, even little underwater caves to swim through... Hungry? Best fries and burgers at a beach. People are always friendly. We never feel nervous about leaving our stuff while we swim..... Before you leave you can change in the facilities. They are always clean :) Enjoy !!!!!

Visited July 2012
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Disgusting!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We made the trek from St. George's to this beach, quite a walk! Must have been when we were there, right after Hurricane Raphael had passed through, but we found this beach to be totally disgusting. The water near the shore was almost completely covered in seaweed or whatever that stuff is that washes up and with trash. Definitely not worth our time in finding. Maybe if we were interested in snorkeling, it would have been different and we would have waded through the muck. Gives me chills just thinking about it though! It DID NOT look like any of the pictures posted on here the day we were there. We kept walking over to the beach that is on the other side of the fort.

Visited October 2012
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