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“Nice little Hideaway from all the Crowds”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sea Glass Beach

Sea Glass Beach
Ranked #14 of 62 things to do in Hamilton
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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice little Hideaway from all the Crowds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went snorkeling here. The day we went the seas were rough and this was the only spot that was pretty calm. It was pretty nice - we saw quite a few fish - baby Barracuda, sea cucumbers, lots of other colorful fish that I couldn't name but overall not a bad spot. It was almost completely secluded too so this was a nice bonus. The only downside was that it was pretty rocky getting into the water.

Visited July 2014
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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“Finally found the Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

This year as I was reading about Bermuda prior to our 23rd trip, I happened upon a mention of "Sea Glass Beach"--instantly I thought"somewhere in Bermuda I have not been"
Not that easy to find, but worth the effort--start at Mangrove Bay and walk towards the Dock Yard when you first get to a series of buildings, walk on drive behind them--you will see
Please don't take glass, leave for the next folks to enjoy

Visited July 2014
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5 Thank Gary L
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new jersey
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“Bermuda's Sea Glass Beach: mixed feelings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Coming from the cruise line at the Dockyard, Sea Glass Beach is more than a little difficult to find and the walk, about 30 minutes in hot weather, can be slightly dangerous due to the narrow streets; so caution for those that might be afraid of walking close to busses and cars with no curbs or sidewalks! Not a walk with a child in a stroller! There is a turnoff that is safer, but it is for a short part of the walk!
As stated, the "beach" is not seen from the road and is behind a row of houses. We followed directions from a Cruise Crictic contributor who is very trusted and provides a considerable amount of advice about Bermuda. But...from the way we arrived, we came upon some empty homes and a work site, which caused us to question if we had followed the map and whether we were closeby. We decided to continue for a short while more---we soon found and walked along a very narrow "path" with underbrush which seemed odd: but we continued on and we eventually saw the beach through the bushes and trees! When we did arrive, only 2 other people were there and we were surprised at how small the beach truly is and expected a more spectacular view. After a long walk, we were disappointed.
While many reviewers have written mixed reviews -- we were hoping to see the beach described in "must see" reviews. Our experience was mixed: a recent TA contributor described this as " the dump". Well, we would say that mother nature "dumps" glass and it is strewn on the narrow stretch of beach, called Sea Glass Beach (washed up from discarded glass...). The only part worth a look: the lovely, from-the-heart art that is created by an older gentleman, not created by nature. He has taken a lot of time to make glass art---for those that love art and photography, you may want to make the trip; for others, 5 minutes here is all you will need. There are steps that will take you back to the road (not the way we arrived!), there is more art to see up the stairs.
Fyi: the walk from the Dockyard is not for those that tire easily! SGB has no public facilities, no chairs, no food, etc. A few hundred feet further down the road is Black Beach and there is a bus stop at the top of the road. The bus will take you to either continue to explore Bermuda and its much touted beautiful beaches: Horseshoe Bay Beach, Tobacco Bay Beach, etc, visit Hamilton, visit St. George or back to the cruise line.

Visited October 2013
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10 Thank nothingliketraveling
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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“Glass Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

A little difficult to find - take the 7 or 8 bus to Black Bay, then walk ~50 yds west, past the cemetery, looking down at the left side of the street till you see a ~12" (i think it was gold-colored) cement rectangle with glass mosaic pieces. This is the only marker, and then you turn to your left to head down the staircase. What an amazing project to turn "the dump" into a beautiful environmental site. Lovely!

Visited June 2014
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7 Thank Chrysa S
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“Hard to find but worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

I would encourage visitors to be selective in which pieces of glass they take as souvenirs, but there seems to be no sign of the glass running out. It is up a small unmarked road and appears as of you are going into someones garden - the steps have a makeshift rail and a cheetah sculpture near the bottom! Then the whole surface of the beach is covered in bits of glass in various stages of smoothing. At the far end also are some rusted metal pipes and blocks with encrustations - make for good photographs.
Don't need long to explore the beach, maybe twenty minutes, but add on the twenty minute walk from Dockyard. buses stop fairly close and taxis will know where best to drop you. not suited for disabled or pushchairs. Make something with the glass!

Visited June 2014
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