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21 Free or Affordable Things to do in Bermuda

While Bermuda boasts a splash of luxury – think specialty shopping, global cuisine, world-class golf and exceptional sailing – the island is also rich in simple, affordable pleasures. 
 

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The Bermuda Marquee sign.

Easy-to-access, easy-on-the-wallet offerings include complimentary walking tours and stunning natural attractions. They all offer an unforgettable time on just about any budget. For outside markets, street festivals and free public events that happen year round take a look at our Arts, Culture and Entertainment page.

Here are 21 free or inexpensive ways to dip into island life.

1. Strike a Pose at the Bermuda Marquee Sign 

A picturesque and iconic landmark. The Bermuda sign, designed by Bermudian designer Keeon Minors is positioned along the Hamilton Harbour waterfront. The 40-ft long marquee presents the perfect photo op, with each colourful letter featuring artistic elements highlighting Bermuda’s culture, heritage and traditions. 

Location: You can find the sign located right next to the Visitor Service Centre in the City of Hamilton.

Price: Free

2. Visit the Unfinished Church

The Unfinished Church looks like something out of a fairytale. The roofless edifice, overgrown with grass in spots, features Gothic arches and a nave open to the sky. Make sure to take your camera for some romantic or family shots that are worth framing!

Location: Government Hill Road, Town of St. George

Price: Free

A family is standing in an unfinished church.

3. Get lost in the Jungle

Mangroves, blue swimming grottos, caves and trails are all part of the allure of Walsingham Nature Reserve and Blue Hole Park. Known locally as Tom Moore’s Jungle, it was named after the Irish poet who found rich inspiration in the area.

Location: Hamilton Parish

Price: Free

4. Take in History & Great Views at Fort St. Catherine

Fort St. Catherine dates back to 1614 and towers against a backdrop of beautiful blue ocean. Discover its impressive ramparts, keeps and learn more about its history in the museum which showcases life in Bermuda in the 17th century. 

Location: St. Catherine’s Point, Town of St. George

Price: $7 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children 6-15; children 5 and under free

5. Climb to the top of Gibbs Hills Lighthouse

Climb the 185 steps to the top of the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world for panoramic views of the island. The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse has been flashing its beam to seafarers in 1846. 

Location: Lighthouse Road, St Anne's Rd, Cross Bay SN 01

Price: $2.50 per person, children 5 and under free

Bermuda's Great Sound from the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

6. Birdwatch at Spittal Pond

This 59-acre nature reserve is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The wide variety of natural habitats makes Spittal Pond a haven for migratory shorebirds, waterfowl and many other species. In January, the sanctuary hosts as many as 500 species of birds.
Location: South Road, Smith’s Parish

Price: Free

7. Hike up to Fort Scaur for view of the Great Sound 

Bermuda is home to several formidable fortresses including well-preserved Fort Scaur. Hike to the fort, explore the ramparts and soak in a spectacular view of Bermuda’s Great Sound. See any invading pirate ships on the horizon?

Location: Somerset Road, Sandys Parish

Price: Free

8. Explore the Bermuda Railway Trail

Explore Bermuda via the 18-mile long Railway Trail. Following the path of the train which served the island from 1931 to 1948, the popular path attracts bikers, joggers and walkers.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Free

A woman in cycling along a railway trail.

9. Take a Walking Tour around the City of Hamilton

Join the City of Hamilton’s Town Crier on a free tour of the city. Meeting at City Hall every Monday to Friday at 10.30 am, you will be guided around the city’s well-known sites as well as the North of Hamilton  See them all – for free! – and snap some amazing photos with a walking tour of Bermuda murals.

Location: City of Hamilton

Price: Free

10. Watch the Sunrise at Gates Bay

The first rays of the sun hit Bermuda on the East End, near where the early British settlers arrived onshore in 1609. Stand in their footsteps at Gates Bay and take in a piece of history as you drink your morning coffee.

Location: Cut Road, St. George’s

Price: Free

11. Go to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

Get up close to cute seals, docile sharks and peaceful water birds at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, a three-in-one attraction located in Flatts Village.

Location: 40 North Shore Road, Flatts Inlet, Hamilton Parish

Price: Adults $10, senior citizens $5, children (5 to 12 years), children under 5 free

Child pointing at a shark

12. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens

Indulge your senses with a trip to the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, and experience the sweet smells and vibrant colours of roses, frangipani and flowering hibiscus.

Location: Devonshire Parish

Price: Free

13. Paint in the Open Air 

Capture the island's beauty with a plein air workshop, which typically meets on weekends at a lovely location (like the one pictured) the group will reveal to you via email ahead of time. See the Bermuda Plein Air Facebook group page.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Free

14. Take a Self-Guided Art Tour 

The City of Hamilton is lined with colourful street murals done by local artists. See them all – for free! – and snap some amazing photos with a walking tour of Bermuda murals.

Location:City of Hamilton

Price: Free

“The Future is in Our Hands” by Charmaine Friday, Victoria Street

15. Explore the African Diaspora Heritage Trail

Walk in the footsteps of legendary Bermudians of African descent who forged great legacies in the face of persecution. From Dockyard to the Town of St. George, see their experiences come to life on a tour of the African Diaspora Heritage Trail.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Free (transportation required)

16. Take the plunge at Admiralty House Park

Thrill-seekers will love Admiralty House Park near Hamilton, where they can (safely) jump from a different levels of rocks into the turquoise waters below and come back out through a limestone cave. It's a wonderful way to cool off on a summer day.

Location: 8 Admiralty Lane, Pembroke

Price: Free

17. Have a picnic with a view

Bring your own food and drink to savour at one of the island's many gorgeous open-air spots, like Scaur Hill, Admiralty House Park or Cooper’s Island.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Varies

A family is on a hill having a picnic with a scenic ocean view in the background.

18. Catch the sunset at Fun Golf 

Situated on an acre of oceanfront property, Fun Golf features 18 challenging holes designed after famous holes in USA, Scotland and Bermuda. Special features include the Sunset Terrace, affording incredible views of Bermuda's magnificent sunsets and Caddyshack, their fully licensed bar, great for a casual beverage. Prices are 


Location: Dockyard

Price: $15 for adults and $12 for children 12 years of age and under.

19. Ride the Seaexpress around the island 

Spacious double-decker boats with breezy decks zip from place to place on four different routes. See the current ferry schedule

Location: Island-wide (see schedule for seasonal variations)

Price: $5

20. Experience Bermuda by the bite

Bermuda's flourishing food scene is full of affordable bites, including the iconic Bermuda fish sandwich. This foodie's guide to Bermuda reveals just some of what's awaiting your tastebuds across the island.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Free

21. Get Sweet Treats for the Whole Family

Cool down with Bailey’s Ice Cream Parlour, Yo Cherry or Alex & Pete’s Artisan Ice Cream, or savor fresh fruit popsicles from Duch Pops. For cool treats plus pastries and more, try Duchess Cafe & Gelateria in the Hamilton Princess.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Varies

A hand is holding a ice pop with a colourful food stand in the background.

BONUS: Bask in Beachside Beauty 

From iconic and bustling beaches like Horseshoe Bay Beach to secluded spots like Jobson's Cove, spend the day at a Bermuda beach that's just your style.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Free

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