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“A small beach in St George's”
Review of Tobacco Bay

Tobacco Bay
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in St. George
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 2016 & 2017 Certificate of Excellence Winner & voted as the #1 Visitor Attraction in Bermuda, Tobacco Bay's pristine beauty is only rivaled by her impressive cultural, historical, ecological and economic impact on Bermuda since 1609. Uncover the understated significance this local treasure has played in helping America during crucial periods via the infamous GunPowder Plot, timely Tobacco trade and shipping of survival goods to Virginia via the Deliverance. Truly a bucket list on any visit to Bermuda, Tobacco Bay, operated by a new local company of tourism professionals, Beach Boys Ltd., takes pride in executing a fun, attentive, friendly, full-service concession year round, day into the early evening. With the aim of adding value, cool choices and quality to the Tobacco Bay experience now offering: - Full Facilities including showers, lockers, universal access washrooms and change rooms - Complimentary wifi to stay connected - Live local art performances, workshops, and demos daily - Beach bar with signature cocktails and daily specialties - Beach bar cafe open daily with tasty, quick and fresh food - Fully serviced beach providing sun loungers and fun water sports including world-class snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, underwater Seadoos - Sunset performances with reggae band - Friday Beat the Clock Bonfire performances with acoustic guitar and full reggae band - St. Gorgeous Saturday's with two for one water sports fun - Sunday Beach Parties showcasing the island's top DJs and promoters * NEW THIS SUMMER * All Day, All Inclusive, Island Tours to Tobacco Bay! -- Round Trip from Dockyard every morning at port debarking area -- Return from Tobacco Bay every afternoon in time for dinner
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed April 6, 2011

It is one of the most popular beaches in Bermuda. However,it is quite small and crowded. There is a bar right on the beach which also sells/rents snorkeling equipment. The waters are calm, unlike on the south shore. It is about a 20-25 walk from St George's City Hall. However, there are a lot of taxis willing to take you there from the town.

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Reviewed December 12, 2010

We go to Bermuda every two years. One of the first stops we make is to Tobacco Bay. HUGH Queen Parrot fish, great Angel Fish and a million Sergeant Majors! Hope the construction going on at the old Club Med site doesn't ruin this precious spot.

1  Thank BarbaraOnTheGo
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Reviewed October 16, 2010

Tobacco Bay Beach is found north of St. George after a short walk up and over the hill separating the north shore from the town.. It is on a small protected cove. You will find food and rentals there.

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Reviewed August 3, 2010

My husband and I just got back from a trip to Bermuda. On Sunday, we decided to take the bus into St. George and go to Tobacco Bay to snorkel. We had forgotten our equipment at home and planned to rent two sets at the shop there. We arrived around noon and the man at the counter informed us that he was not renting any more snorkel sets and was closing in 30 minutes since another rain storm was coming. We were very disappointed but decided to enjoy the water anyway. As we were swimming, more and more people began arriving and the shop did not close "in 30 minutes". In fact, we left about 2+ hours later and the shop was still open. We didn't go back to ask about snorkeling again since we figured they must not want our money. I too noticed the ants that another reviewer mentioned. On the bus ride home, I kept finding them on my things.

I am not sure if I would return to this beach again. It was okay but there are better/prettier beaches on the island.

If you decide to take the bus into St. George and walk to the beach, be sure you wear good walking shoes and are in good physical condition. The beach is quite far from where the bus stop is and most of it is either up or down hill (depending on which direction you're headed).

1  Thank uhohitsher
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Reviewed July 21, 2010

We arrived in Bermuda on a ship so getting to this amazing beach takes a bit of time but so worth it.
We took the ferry to St Georges which is a very pretty ride & a very short walk from our ship. When in St. George we took a taxi which was only $4.
This is a small beach & has a bar, good facilities & all the rentals you will need.
Great for all ages but on the day we were there not much snorkeling.....Calm waters.
The only problem is at the end of the day there are a lack of taxis & being it was our last day & we had to be back on the ship I was very nervous.
We ended up taking a ride from a local & they charged us $4 (this was recommended by the manager of the shop, something I never would have expected to do elsewhere).
The beach also had a few chickens & we found some beach glass so it was just a great day......Can't wait to be back!

1  Thank TTTravelers1
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