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“Nice Little Beach”
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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice Little Beach”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a great little beach! The water is nice and clear w/ a mostly soft sand bottom (a few rocks here and there, but you can see them) and there is quite a bit of sea life, so I highly recommend snorkeling here. If you don't have your own snorkeling gear, you can rent it for $10/hour or $25 for the day. You can also rent beach chairs and umbrellas here for $5 and $7 each. There is a little bar at the top of the beach (may have food too, but we only ordered drinks), $8.50 per small Rum Swizzle. My only complaint about this beach was that the beach itself was a little dirty when we visited, littered with some plastic forks and cups, children's jewelry and other garbage. Not enough litter that I would recommend not going - and definitely cleaner than the beach at Fort St. Catherine, which is a bigger, but much dirtier, beach about 1/2 mile away with no chair/umbrella rentals. Also, no bus service to this beach - but from the center of town it only took us about 10 minutes to walk to the beach.

Visited July 2013
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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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“Great Snorkeling”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

snorkeling was great - easy to get a taxi from Saint George or even walk. The facilities were not extensive.

Visited June 2013
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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“Small, calm, and sea life :)”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

The beach is very small, but if you're here, most of your time will be in the water. There is seating in the restaurant or you can be more adventurous and find other areas behind the restaurant. Because the water is calm and the small sea life is abundant, there are lots of opportunities to admire sea creatures.

Visited August 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“fun in the sun”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This beach is smaller and less crowded than some of the other more famous Bermuda beaches but the ame sea and beautiful views are here for you to enjoy. The calamari at the little beach shack were some of the best I have eaten too!

Visited June 2013
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Hinckley, Ohio
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“Swimming in an aquarium!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Our quick ferry ride from the cruise dock brought us to this great snorkleing and swimming area. The water is so clear , it's almost hard to believe! The rock formations are amazing and provide for really great pictures. The Buzz Bar at the beach helps to fill the void with excellent food. Reminds me of Baby Beach in Aruba with Big Momma's!

Visited June 2013
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