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21 Free or Affordable Things to Do in Bermuda

While Bermuda is known for sophisticated tastes  think specialty shopping, global cuisine, great golf and exceptional sailing – the island is also rich in simple, affordable pleasures. 

Gibbs Lighthouse view

A beautiful view of Bermuda from Gibbs Hill Lighthouse.

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. Save even more on your Bermuda adventure with special deals and packages offered year-round.

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

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.

Location: Government Hill Road, Town of St. George

Price: Free

3 Get Lost in the Jungle

Blue Hole Park in the Walsingham Nature Reserve, Bermuda

Nature's swimming holes invite you to take a dip

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

Fort St. Catherine

Fort St. Catherine towers against a backdrop of ocean and pink beaches and dates back to 1614. See its impressive ramparts, keeps and a museum showcasing 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 Hill Lighthouse

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Bermuda

Gibbs Hill is one of the world's oldest cast iron lighthouses

Climb the 185 steps to the top of the oldest cast iron lighthouse in 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 under 5 free

6 Birdwatch at Spittal Pond

Lookout for Longtail Cahows flying through Bermuda's blue skies

Lookout for Longtail Cahows flying through Bermuda's blue skies

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 Views of the Great Sound

old cannon at Fort Scaur

Breathtaking views from Scaur Hill Fort & Park

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

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

9 Tour Hamilton's Street Art

“Postcard” by Victor Ving, 7 Church Street

“Postcard” by Victor Ving, 7 Church Street

Among Hamilton's pastel buildings, you'll find gorgeous pops of colour thanks to a series of murals painted largely by local artists. Often elaborate and large, they explore life and culture in Bermuda. See them all – for free! – and snap some amazing photos with a walking tour of Bermuda murals.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Free

10 Watch the Sunrise at Gates Bay

Gates Bay at St George, Bermuda

Gates Bay at St George, Bermuda

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 See the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

The Bermuda Aquarium

The Bermuda Aquarium is home to more than 200 species of sea life

Get up close to cute seals, powerful 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

12 Stroll in Palm Grove Gardens

A stone stairway in lush Palm Grove Gardens

Palm Grove Gardens

From a wishing well to a living map of Bermuda housed in a pond, experience dreamy Palm Grove Gardens, owned by former Bermuda Premier Sir David Gibbons.

Location: Devonshire Parish

Price: Free

13 Spot the Moongates

Moongates in Bermuda

Bermuda moongate

Bermuda's mystical moongates – believed to be good luck for newlyweds – stand in gorgeous spots across the island. See how many you can find.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Free

14 Paint in the Open Air

Jobson's Cove

Jobson's  Cove

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 ttime. See the Bermuda Plein Air Facebook group page.

Location: Island-wide

Price: Free

16 Take the Plunge at Admiralty House Park

The shoreline cliffs and deep water at Admiralty House Park provide a perfect venue for cliff jumping

Admiralty House Park

Thrill-seekers will love Admiralty House Park near Hamilton, where they can (safely) jump from a rocky outcrop into the turquoise waters below. It's a wonderful way to cool off on a summer day.

Location: 8 Admiralty Lane, Pembroke

Price: Free

17 Explore the African Diaspora Heritage Trail

Scenic Barr's Bay Park 

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

18 Ride the SeaExpress Around the Island

Bermuda's Ferry docked at Royal Naval Dockyard Terminal

Bermuda's Ferry docked at Royal Naval Dockyard Terminal

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

A man eats a sandwich outside of popular Bermuda restaurant Woody's

Experience the flavours of Bermuda

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 Catch the Sunset at Daniel's Head Park

Sunset over Daniel's Head Park

Sunset over Daniel's Head Park

The westerly ocean peninsula of Daniel's Head Park overlooks the waters of Somerset Long Bay, and it's one of the best places to watch the sun sink into the sea. Grab a picnic table near the water and marvel as the moon rises.

Location: Cambridge Road, Sandy’s Parish

Price: Free