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“Great place, but be careful of when you go” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tobacco Bay

Tobacco Bay
St. George, Bermuda
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in St. George
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: This bay is known for its calm waters and crowded beaches.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great place, but be careful of when you go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We hit Tobacco Bay right at the end of April. It was closed! No restrooms, couldn't rent anything, no concessions - Nada. Turns out it opens May 1. Kind of made it a much less successful day than we had hoped for. We wanted to snorkel, but with no equipment available that was out of the question, so we laid on the beach a while and just left.

Probably a perfect place in June, but in April almost a waste of time. The water and air were both a little cold. Our fault naturally so I can't ding Tobacco Bay for our mistakes.

Not a bad walk from the town where the bus lets you off. No need to take a taxi here at all.

We will try again on our next Bermuda visit - as long as it is May - September time frame.

Visited April 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut
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“Like a Fairy Tale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I had a private guide take me to all the beaches in St. George's and I fell in love with Tabacco Bay. It is very shallow for those of you who cannot swim. I can swim very well but walking through the bay for such a great distance with clear and blue water made it my favorite. The rocks from volcanic action years ago make it even more interesting. Enjoy!

Visited April 2013
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St. George, Bermuda
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“Calm, quiet cove”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Tobacco Bay is great if you're based in St. George's or are looking to hit the beach on a windy day - the enclosed cove beach is protected from nasty weather that roughs up the South Shore beaches. Though the sand isn't quite as pink and soft as the South Shore beaches and the water isn't as clear, still a great Bermuda beach with a very convenient beachside restaurant & bar.

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New York City, New York
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“Sweet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a nice protected little bay. Cannot imagine a more interesting place to snorkel. The water is clear and I like that it is so sheltered and convenient.

Visited March 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This beautiful protected cove was deserted when we visited recently. Granted, it was the off season but this beach is lovely and an easy walk from "downtown" St. George. It's amazing that it hasn't been spoiled by a resort building on it. There is a cafe there that is probably open during the high season.

Visited March 2013
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