My Own Private Island: 5 of Bermuda's Most Secluded Spots
Escape to tucked-away coves, off-the-beaten-path ponds and other hidden gems. Here are five Bermuda destinations that will get you off the beaten path for peace, quiet and plenty of natural beauty.
- Local Hotspots,
- Natural Wonders
1. Jobson's Cove
Want to walk into an island postcard? Try Jobson’s Cove, a slice of pink sand, blue sky and crystal-clear waters surrounded by jagged rocks. You'll feel a world away from everyone and everything as you spread out on the sand, close your eyes and listen to the gentle waves rolling in. Jobson’s is a great spot for snorkelling, too, with colourful marine life easily visible in the calm, shallow water.
2. Seymour's Pond
This 2.5-acre nature reserve is tucked away in Southampton Parish. Farmlands and hillside forests surrounding the pond create a quiet backdrop for a picnic or even a lazy day with a book. In many spots, your only company will be egrets, sandpipers and kingfishers, making this a prime spot for birdwatchers.
4. Cooper's Island
For decades, Cooper’s Island was off-limits. Situated on the southeast tip of the island, this beautiful spot was previously occupied by the U.S. military and NASA, only re-opening to the public in 2011. Now a 12-acre nature reserve, the park boasts seabirds, Bermuda cedar trees and giant land crabs. Climb the wildlife observation tower for a sweeping panorama of the island.
5. Astwood Cove
You’ll have to hike a bit to get to this secluded spot, but it’s worth it. Astwood Cove in Warwick Parish is nestled below a steep cliff, so be careful on the way down. Once you’ve made it, you’ll be greeted with one of Bermuda’s most visually impressive and least-crowded beaches.