Best of Warwick and Southampton
Warwick Pond: Signage and cleared trails make this nature reserve, containing the second-largest freshwater pond in Bermuda, an attraction for anyone interested in eco-walks or island birdlife.
Warwick Long Bay: As its name suggests, this is officially Bermuda’s longest beach, its soft pink stretches typically less crowded than that of nearby Horseshoe Bay, which is connected by trails through the dunes.
Jobson’s Cove: Romantics — and families with small children — will appreciate this postcard-pretty retreat from the hubbub of neighboring Horseshoe Bay. It’s also a haven from the occasional force of breakers and riptides.
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse: Even Queen Elizabeth II deigned to stop here (in 1953), and that was before gourmet meals were served. Today, a newly renovated restaurant, perched on the steep hilltop alongside the historic lighthouse, offers bird’s-eye views with an inspired menu.
Horseshoe Bay: Bermuda’s answer to Bondi, this tamer version of surf and sand attracts crowds through the summer. Cruise ship passengers flock here during the week, but its beauty and access to miles of other beaches and coves make it worth a visit.
© Rosemary Jones from Moon Bermuda, 2nd Edition