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Address: Bermuda
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The coral reefs make this bay great for snorkeling, but not for...

The coral reefs make this bay great for snorkeling, but not for inexperienced swimmers: the waters can get rough.

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Best snorkeling in Bermuda!

Swim out a little from shore toward the large rocks sticking out of the water and you will find some AMAZING snorkeling, some of the best I've ever seen!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Greg T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Swim out a little from shore toward the large rocks sticking out of the water and you will find some AMAZING snorkeling, some of the best I've ever seen!

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Thank Greg T
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't even want to tell you how great it is, because it might become more popular. Descend down the stairs, from the parking lot above onto a small clean beach. There is a coral reef a hundred yards out, between and around the two large outcroppings of contorted coral and stone, where you will see the water breaking above... More 

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Thank differentname
Los Angeles, CA
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116 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you love to snorkel and are a good swimmer, Church Bay is the best place to go in Bermuda. You can start doing an easy swim and enjoy the incredible fish close in or swim out about 150 yards and see incredible coral reefs and fantastic and large fish.

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Thank Howard T
Saint Louis de Gonzague, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Stunning sunset from this high cliff and sandy beach. Beautiful and quite park at the top of the entry for a quick snack. The walkway to the beach is well maintained.

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Somerset Village, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Great Place for Snorkelling.... best when calm seas & you can explore the little boiler coral reefs which are very close to shore.... its also away from the main beaches...i first used this bay back in the 70's & it never fails to provide enjoyment.

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Miramichi, New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

This beach is where everyone on the island says to come to snorkel. Its a little swim out to the reef and don't do it on a windy day, the sand is not a smooth as at Horseshoe Bay but the view is amazing.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This bay is amazing sometimes very quite always vert nice if you like snorkelling this bay is for you great selection of species and if you go on the tidal side of the coral they are large and even more abundant

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

If you would like to experience snorkeling, without having to go too far out in the Ocean, this is your spot. Reefs are only 10 to 15 feet off shore and full of fish. The beach is small and very quaint. Wonderful location to avoid the heavily crowded tourist beaches.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is an area which is excellent for snorkelling, as the shoals offer a good habitat for sea fish and creatures and the water is crystal clear.

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Thank Tyrone S
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very close to our hotel. Wonderful snorkelling experience. Also possible to hire beach chairs and umbrellas for those who are not snorkelling.

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