Tobacco Bay Beach, St. George

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Tobacco Bay Beach is one of the most popular beaches of the Northern shores, located at only 10 minutes walk from the centre of the historic city of St. George.

Tobacco Bay Beach was named by the first settlers, those who survived the crash of the Sea Venture, after they found tobacco growing wild here.

Even though it can get pretty crowded when a cruise ship docks at St. George, this one beach ticks all the boxes, whether you are coming there with your family, to snorkel, to sunbath, or for the stunning sightseeing.

There is no pink sand and it is located in a relatively small cove but as a reviewer says on Trip Advisor, this is a:

“Great beach for snorkeling, families, sightseeing and fun”

Evidently, snorkelling is the prime activity on Tobacco Bay Beach. The water is crystal-clear and  the bay is separated from the open ocean by columns of limestone forming a kind of very large and quiet pool. The water can be as deep as 10 feet along these rocks and it is an ideal place to see many fish species, probably where you can spot the most: angelfish, blue parrot-fish, groupers, blue walrus…

On the other side of the rocks, the depth of the ocean increases rapidly and you can find reef structures harbouring other fish such as sergeant majors and hog-fish. If you are lucky, you might even spot some snapping turtles, octopuses and lobsters.

Closer from the beach, the water is shallow so kids and those who don’t snorkel can still see schools of fish passing around them. It is a very safe beach for children who can play and walk in the water quite a distance without having to swim.

One of the advantages of Tobacco Bay Beach is the presence of facilities. There are toilets and changing facilities as well as a food concession and a beach bar. During the summer months, you can rent snorkelling gears, chairs and umbrellas at the Tobacco Beach Rentals.

For some, the walk uphill from St. George to the beach might be too tiring but there is a minibus leaving from the city’s King’s Square (St. George’s Minibus Services). The ferry docks are a 20 minutes walk to the beach but you can also get a taxi from there. Of course – you could make it even more accessible, with a scooter rental from Elbow Beach Cycles!

Tobacco Bay Beach is located not too far from the Fort St. Catherine and it is worth to have a walk about while are here.

Some wild roosters hanging about add to the charm of Tobacco Bay Beach, a beach quite different from the traditional beaches of Bermuda, and as someone wrote on Trip Advisor, a:

“Surreal Small Beach”.

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