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Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End

Historic Dockyard & South Shore Beaches

One of Bermuda’s most popular destinations, the historic Royal Naval Dockyard anchors the West End. The Dockyard is home to a major cruise ship port and serves as a hub for sightseeing, shopping, dining, entertainment and an array of island experiences. Nearby, you’ll find many of the renowned South Shore beaches, including Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay. Climb up Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for panoramic views of the South Shore, and explore the village of Somerset, home to calm bays, candy-coloured churches and the most photogenic little drawbridge you’ll ever see. 

Key Points of Interest

Some of the West End’s top attractions are plotted below. To browse or search a full list of things to see and do in Bermuda’s West End, scroll down the page.

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End Highlights

The West End is home to the Royal Naval Dockyard, a former Royal Navy stronghold now home to shops, a craft market, national museum, restaurants, attractions and the island's biggest cruise ship terminal. Discover the Dockyard, the South Shore beaches and many points of interest in-between.

Explore the Royal Naval Dockyard and Bermuda's West End below. 

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Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd., Southampton

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Historic Buildings & Landmarks

Climb the 185-step spiral staircase of Gibbs’ Hill Lighthouse to enjoy one of the best views on the island. The 117...

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Gilbert Nature Reserve

29 Somerset Rd., Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Nature Reserves | Historic Buildings & Landmarks

Explore five acres of unspoiled woodland near Somerset Village at the Gilbert Nature Reserve, home to some of Bermuda...

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National Museum of Bermuda

The Keep, Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Museums | Wildlife & Animal Attractions | Historic Buildings & Landmarks | Historic Forts | Independent Meeting Venues

Explore more than 500 years of Bermuda’s history, from the settling of the island to its importance as a hub of...

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Royal Naval Cemetery

Ireland Island South, Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Historic Buildings & Landmarks

Bermuda’s Royal Naval Cemetery, known locally as “The Glade,” is the final resting place of more than 1,000...

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Royal Naval Dockyard

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Historic Buildings & Landmarks | Galleries & Craft Studios | Boutiques | Tours | Historic Forts | Museums

Spend a day exploring Bermuda’s rich maritime history alongside shops, restaurants and museums at the Royal Naval...

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