Spittal Pond Nature Reserve

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, Bermuda: Address, Phone Number, Spittal Pond Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
4.5
Bodies of Water • Historic Walking Areas • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Sixty acres of nature trails, great for bird watching.
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Herbert S
Atlanta, GA73 contributions
Nov 2020
if you are interested in nature - Spittal Pond should not be missed. The birding can be very interesting. There are interesting geologic formations , historical features and wonderful views of the south shore.
Written December 25, 2020
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Janw00d
Reston, VA14 contributions
Mar 2020
A lovely mostly easy hike through a variety of Bermuda environments from pond to woodland to dramatic coast
Written March 7, 2020
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babbette12
Augusta, GA76 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful views, about a mile and a half loop. Very picturesque with the waves crashing on the lava rocks, you can very easily feel like the little mermaid. Trail is a dirt path in good condition and seems to be well maintained. Trail is clear in some areas, but has a lot of roots and rocks, and is quite rocky in others near the water (posted some photos of the rocky portions of the trail for you to make your own call). For somebody out of shape like me I'd say it was a moderate/easy intensity walk because a few places going over rocks, roots, and a few stairs, but still very doable. I would not have done this when my ankle was healing from a sprain though, due to the rocky footing especially near Jeffrey's cave. A few tips: The one bus takes you to near the north entrance /parking lot. The west parking lot is by a small cow pasture (I saw that in a previous review) but that is less than 5% of the walk - so don't let that dissuade you. Recommend taking a photo of the map at the trail head as there are great informational/wildlife/history signs along the trail but no other maps and poor trial signage. There is a very short portion walked alongside the road in the grass (between the two parking lots). I agree with previous review that you should go when it hasn't rained recently, as the walk is close to cliffs and there are not rails. All in all, my mom and I would both go again! We loved it there.
Written February 24, 2020
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TravelQ6492QE
346452,891 contributions
Nov 2019
Not too difficult, although if you want to climb the wet rocks, tidal pools and outcroppings it can be challenging and a bit dangerous.But, stick to trails and you are fine. Great views of sea and the effects of nature on the layers of limestone. The pond itself is underwhelming. Find Jefferey's Cave. Lots of birds.
Written November 18, 2019
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Rachel B
Sevenoaks, UK13 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Such a beautiful spot and so peaceful, we saw only one other person briefly while we were there. We stopped at the rock pools first (beware there is an area of tar globules that are sticky if you are climbing around the rocks). Luckily I had taken a photo of the map to know which path to take to see the Portuguese Rock as it forks up. Lots of interesting birds and lizards. The chequerboard was amazing although you need to climb over some rocks to fully see and appreciate it. My children (7 & 9) found it all very interesting although it was very hot (we went mid afternoon) and no way to cool down easily so definitely take some water and spray bottles.

We easily caught the bus there and back from Hamilton (air conditioned thankfully!). I did get concerned when we came out near the cows near a busy road with no bus stops in sight but then remembered another reviewer had mentioned the same and we managed to locate the path on the opposite side of the pond that leads back to the bus stop.
Written July 31, 2019
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Meg-n-josh
Bossier City, LA155 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family

Beautiful walk along the coast. Definitely NOT stroller friendly, we made this mistake. Would have been better if we had used our baby carrier and left the stroller at the front. Definitely easy enough for younger children. Wonderful views and wildlife. Watch what gate you come in, as we came in the East and ended up out on the West, not a big deal as long as you know where you are .
Written March 18, 2019
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elainephoebe
Portland, ME138 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Beautiful trail around the pond and along the coast. Lots of bird watching opportunities here. My husband and I lost the trail up by the cow farm. We thought we were going to have to catch the bus there (where there is no stop and no sidewalks). Until, after ten minutes, we saw that the path around the pond continues adjacent the cow pasture!
Written March 16, 2019
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Vacation42792
Walled Lake, MI83 contributions
Jan 2019
While in Bermuda for 6 days I made sure to take a walk in Spittal Pond Nature Reserve each day! It is absolutely beautiful. My husband and I even bought breakfast one morning from Harrington Hundreds Grocery Store just a short walk down the street and took it there to eat on the rocks. The water crashes up through the rocks. You can see to the bottom of the sea floor through the crystal clear blue water. Treat yourself and go for sure!
Written January 31, 2019
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GinoB
Hamilton, Bermuda41 contributions
Jun 2018
If you get there early enough in the morning you'll see the herons and egrets roosting in the trees. A little later and you'll catch them fishing and hanging out in the marsh. If you are adventurous you can walk over the limestone rocks and take a look at the sea cliffs. There is a rock that is said to have been inscribed by one of the earliest visitors to the island before it was inhabited. in the spring and summer there are many areas covered with wild flowers definite a place for anyone who appreciates nature.
Written November 8, 2018
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ken j
Manalapan, NJ695 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We both like nature, and enjoyed the well-marked trail here. It has a diverse trail, with woods, ocean views and the pond. We were the only ones here on a hot summer day. I wish the garbage cans at the top were not overflowing.
Written August 28, 2018
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