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“A GREAT PLACE FOR BIRDERS”

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
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Half-Day St George's Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #84 of 241 things to do in Bermuda
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Owner description: Sixty acres of nature trails, great for bird watching.
Port Perry, Canada
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120 reviews
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“A GREAT PLACE FOR BIRDERS”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

This is an unspoiled area with a great variety of birds and tropical vegetation. The walk to the rocks overlooking the ocean is rough but well worth the views at the end of the hike. We were able to sit on the rocks to have a picnic. The bus from Hamilton dropped us off close to the entrance.

Visited March 2011
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Oldsmar, Florida
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“A pleasant piece of (semi) preserved coastal plain ...”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

I like hiking, but the entrance in to Spittal Pond takes you past cow pastures, up and down muddy poorly kept paths quite a ways in before you get to 'the good stuff': the rocks and sighting of the ocean, anyplace, even, scenic enough to set down a blanket and have a picnic. The way 'out' is unclear (signs don't let you know, accurately, that you'll end up in a second 'car park' than the one you came in at) so you'll probably, like us, walk up along the rather boring South Road to get back to your vehicle. I'd heard it was 'lovely', but prefer, myself, Hog Bay or Shelly Bay. I would probably not, having seen this, twice, return with visitors or recommend it to those visiting us.

Visited April 2011
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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“Best (accessible) nature park in Bermuda, but not a "must-see" for tourists”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Bermuda has 65,000 people on a 20-mile long island, so the small nature parks are oases for locals. Spittal Pond is the nicest and largest of island's parks that people can reach easily (there are some uninhabited islands that are better-preserved and home to rare species, but you need a boat to get to those). It has some nice, short walking trails and an impressive view of the ocean, as well as some grafitti from marooned Portguese sailors in 1543 for you archaeologists. If you are in Bermuda on holidays in North America and Europe, you will probably find the park a bit small, and if you don't like walks through the forest then you probably won't find it interesting at all. But I liked it.

Visited March 2011
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Midwest USA
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“Do if you like a nature walk, otherwise skip.”
Reviewed May 28, 2010

It was very rainy and windy the day we hiked back and forth here. We ran into many different specie of birds that I don't know enough about to tell you what they were. A few roosters and a cat as well, and even a portugese man of war far offshore (did a bird drop him there?). The ponds created from the shallow rocks and the waves crashing in was fun to see. There is so much to do in Bermuda that this place can easily be skipped and probably should be if you are not into hiking, birds or nature in general. If you want a day to try out from the beaches and take a walk though, it is a very good choice.

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Dallas
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“Great place to watch the waves crash!”
Reviewed March 13, 2009

Visited one afternoon with a friend. We actually never made it down to the pond. There's an area of rocky beach that's a great place to watch the waves. Once you get down the main path, it's very rocky and uneven, so good shoes are a plus. It's a nice, peaceful place to appreciate nature at it's best.

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