Church Bay Snorkeling
The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Bermuda.
Friday 18 November 2016 06:24 GMT
On south shore of Bermuda, the snorkeling at Church Bay is popular with experienced snorkelers. Church Bay is a small cove that was carved from the coral cliffs. There are nice shallow reefs southwest off the beach that are good habitat for angelfish and butterflyfish.
The snorkeling at Church Bay is located 2.2 miles southeast of Hog Bay, and west of the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and Fairmont Golf Club. Park above the cliffs and climb down the stairs.
Note: the water is well known to be rough at this location so stay close to shore when with families.
The snorkeling on Bermuda is best from May through October when the water is calmest and at its warmest, which is not saying much since its always alittle cold. In other months, the water can be in the mid-60F which means you will need a wet suit, and it can be rough. Some of the best snorkeling dive sites are only accessible by boat. While you can rent a boat, if you are not familiar with the waters around Bermuda, you may want to stay in the sounds, bays and harbors, such as Castle Harbour and Harrington Sound. By the way, there is a quicker way to get around the hook-shaped island of Bermuda -- try checking out the Sea Express ferry service with its hub at the Hamilton Ferry Terminal (schedule at 295-4506).
To reach the snorkeling on Bermuda by air, you'll have to use the non-centrally located international aiport, LF Wade International Airport (BDA), on St Davids Island which is located on the far northeast side of Bermuda. The most popular way to get around the island is by renting a scooter.
After a long day of snorkeling, make sure to check out either Mickey's Beach Bar or Ocean Grill at Pompano Beach Club.
Overall, Church Bay is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 10 snorkeling dives in Bermuda.