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Church Bay Beach

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Address: Church Bay Park | South Road, Bermuda
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Strap on those flippers: the calm, sheltered waters of the bay make this...

Strap on those flippers: the calm, sheltered waters of the bay make this beach a great place to snorkel.

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Best snorkeling

This spit has great fish and small reefs. The Parrott fish are brilliantly colorful. And there are many other species here. There can be a strong undertow if it is choppy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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florida
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This spit has great fish and small reefs. The Parrott fish are brilliantly colorful. And there are many other species here. There can be a strong undertow if it is choppy.

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Johnson City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are ALOT of stairs and a hill to get to them. You have to be able to walk a bit but it Is worth it especially in the summer!!! To Snorkel it (with your back to the cliffs) Start by going along the rocks on the left to the end then around the bend just a little. Then go... More 

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Thank nancypatdorsey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at a nearby hotel, Fairmont Southampton, and took the bus from our hotel to Church Bay beach. It was a quick 15 minute ride. The church is secluded below, down some wooden steps, amongst large volcanic rocks, cacti, shrubs, and a small shoreline. The purpose of visiting this beach is surely for snorkeling and exploring the rocks and... More 

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very relaxing quiet beach. It isn't very big, but we liked the privacy. We were the only ones there. We stayed and watched the sun set.

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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is not that big but still a nice beach, the path down from the road and the steps down to it are not to long or steep. The beach has rock at the back of it , it slopes away fairly steep into the water, there is also a lot of rocks just in and around the shallow... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach has the best snorkeling on the south shore beaches. It is also small and popular so it fills up with a lot of people for it's size. There is a stinky port-o-let type of bathroom available as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Church Bay was a hidden gem. It is a little cove with gentle waves and sparkling clear waters. The rocks close to shore provide a nice substrate for algae to grow and attract Sergeant Major and Parrot fish. It was a wonderful place to see the sea life up close without having to be an expert swimmer, although you can... More 

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West Sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is billed as the premier snorkelling destination. Its a small beach, but what it lacks in size it makes up for it in beauty. Its amazing and you won't be disappointed. However, the prevailing winds in the summer are from the south so if there is any wind at all, snorkelling gets difficult due to the waves, so please... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took public bus from cruise ship to church bay beach because of the reviews I read regarding snorkeling. I was very pleased with this spot. We saw the most parrot fish I had ever seen. They were beautiful. Word of caution: We went during low tide and there was a slippery rock shelf that extended much... More 

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Halesowen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good for Snorkeling and nice Sandy beach but nothing else there when we visited . Much prefer to use Fairmont Southampton private beach for both Swimming and Snorkeling ...

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