Rounding the last bend off South Shore Road as you head west, Church Bay’s clifftop park (South Rd., opposite the junction with Church Rd.) offers a scenic stop for a picnic, and its reef-encircled bay has long been considered the best snorkeling spot on the island. A timber boardwalk and fence, erected after Hurricane Fabian’s damage in 2003, lead down to the beach. Bermudian Boyd Vallis (tel. 441/799-5657, bodywraps [at] ibl [dot] bm) and his wife, Muna, run a concession stand renting swimming and snorkeling gear during the summer.
The shady park at the top has a convenient pull-in and parking lot. Portable toilets are on-site, though like many public washrooms throughout the island, they are not well maintained.
© Rosemary Jones from Moon Bermuda, 2nd Edition