Somerset Long Bay Snorkeling
The 5th most popular snorkel dive spot in Bermuda.
Friday 18 November 2016 06:30 GMT
North of Somerset Village on the northwest shore of Bermuda, the snorkeling at Somerset Long Bay offers a long, shallow sand flat running out 300 feet. There is very little reef around Somerset Long Bay. This is an ideal place for beginners and families. It is known for good visibility.
The Somerset Long Bay snorkeling dive site is located 0.5 miles north-northwest of Somerset Village. There is parking available at Somerset Nature Preserve off Daniels Head Road.
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, Somerset Long Bay is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 10 snorkeling dives in Bermuda.