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Cooper's Island Nature Reserve
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Bermuda Nature and Sightseeing Tour
South Wales
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335 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are fortunate enough to visit Bermuda, you have to make time to go to se the nature reserve. We did a trip with Lyn, who gave us the royal tour and we saw a turtle on route. We were also treated to a trip up the lighthouse near St George's.

The beaches and scenery are breathtaking and for the most part very quiet.

You have to go there!! There is no fee for the attraction but it is worth paying for a guided tour


Visited June 2014
5 Thank Andrew J
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Bucks County PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Worth WHATEVER time and effort it takes to get there...”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We rented a scooter. Long drive but as my title suggests - well worth it. However, you can take the bus there which is far more cost effective than a taxi.
Amazing place. Not the best marked, but we learned that the only real signs are for "Clearwater Beach"; follow them. You come to a beach. A bit further down is yet another one. Then you'll likely see a locked gated entrance. This is deceiving. You can still walk thru the pedestrian opening. (Note: as we were leaving they had opened the gate to allow vehicles to drive in.)
After walking thru the opening you'll come across your first beach. Breathtaking and it only gets better from there. There are two more and worth the few minute walk to go to the very end. There past the last 'beach' you'll find a small wildlife lookout tower; not very tall but a great way to get an amazing view of this area. Fantastic pictures... especially with our GoPro.
Ran into a off duty Bermudian lifeguard who told us that THE best snorkeling on the island was right there at that last beach (on the left), at the very end, near the outcroppings of rocks. It was a bit too cold for me, but my husband went in and gave it a try. He saw plenty of fish and enjoyed it. (We've snorkeled in Hawaii - so there is no comparison, but still very good.) Since there are beaches on each 'side' of this tip of the island, you can have some waves or some smooth quite spots too. Down side - no restrooms, changing facilities or even porta potty. However there is a little restaurant down the road where if you purchase something- they will let you use the bathroom.
Horseshoe Bay was good to see ; if just to say we were there. They too have a great rocky area off to the right which we had heard had good snorkeling as well - but WAY too crowded.
We saw Chaplin Bay, Jobson's Cove, among others, and even went to Tobacco Bay, but this was by far the most beautiful, pristine, CLEAN and uncrowded of all the beaches. We saw a total of 12 people there (at the various beaches) for the hours we stayed!
IF you only go to one area, THIS is the one to invest your time in. Enjoy!

Visited May 2014
4 Thank partyelfllc
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74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The most beautiful spot on the island”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Cooper's Island Nature Reserve is my favourite place in Bermuda. It's a 'long' walk (by Bermuda standards) to the beach so it's rarely busy. There is a very long beach facing the east, and another just across from it facing the west so one side is usually calm and perfect for swimming. There is a new bird watching station at the tip of the Reserve which has amazing views of the island.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank AnnieBDA
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