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“You can do better”
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: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“You can do better”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

I have to say this is a very nice beach as far as beaches go...but there are better ones in Bermuda. This is a good beach if you have kids since the water is sheltered. However, it's usually pretty crowded and there really isn't a lot of space to just spread out and relax. Snorkeling can be ok here depending on the season--check out some of the rocks that are further out from the shore.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank TofuKat
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Victoria, Canada
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Shallow and gorgeous”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great for kids and paddling, but way too shallow from real swimming. water very warm in summer and about 20 (68) or sao in the spring and fall. No-one, even Canadian, would want to swim in Jan and Feb.

Visited November 2012
3 Thank Valerie S
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beach all to myself during off season. Awesome!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Went to this beach during off season and had the beach all to myself. Not a single soul came by for hours. It is a quick walk from the downtown area of St. George's. The beach has clear water that was warm enough to go swimming in in December. Some trash and other debris was washed up on shore, but nothing too bad as described by other reviewers. The rock formations are pretty cool and make for some fun climbing for the brave. Found some pretty colored tiles that I took home as souvenirs. Really loved the serenity and nice walk down to this beach. If you walk past this beach, there are some nice views to the East. I imagine this beach gets pretty busy in the summer. So glad I went during off season.

Visited December 2012
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Hopedale, Massachusetts, United States
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Beach for the whole family”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

What's not to like about Tobacco Bay....Gorgeous views.... Clean beach and shallow water for kids, deeper water to explore for the "big kids". Great snorkeling to the right. For the more adventurous, there are great rocks to climb and jump off of, even little underwater caves to swim through... Hungry? Best fries and burgers at a beach. People are always friendly. We never feel nervous about leaving our stuff while we swim..... Before you leave you can change in the facilities. They are always clean :) Enjoy !!!!!

Visited July 2012
2 Thank Julie G
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We made the trek from St. George's to this beach, quite a walk! Must have been when we were there, right after Hurricane Raphael had passed through, but we found this beach to be totally disgusting. The water near the shore was almost completely covered in seaweed or whatever that stuff is that washes up and with trash. Definitely not worth our time in finding. Maybe if we were interested in snorkeling, it would have been different and we would have waded through the muck. Gives me chills just thinking about it though! It DID NOT look like any of the pictures posted on here the day we were there. We kept walking over to the beach that is on the other side of the fort.

Visited October 2012
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