Somerset Long Bay Snorkeling

The 5th most popular snorkel dive spot in Bermuda.

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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.


Local Contact(s):  Bermuda Tourism (441) 296-9200; Blue Water Divers (441) 234 1034; Dive Bermuda (441) 238 2332; Snorkel Bermuda (441) 747-7245; Triangle Diving (441) 293-7319; Blue Hole Sports (441) 293-2915.

Recommended Book:  "Best Dives Snorkeling Adventures" from Joyce Huber

Best Season:  June - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Salt Kettle House, Hamilton; Greenbank Cottages, Hamilton

Luxury Loding:  Cambridge Beaches, Sandys (800) 468-7300; Waterloo House, Hamilton (800) 468-4100

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bouchee, Hamilton City; Speciality Inn, Smiths

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Somerset Long Bay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  32.305543, -64.87121

Date Published:  1/1/2012

Date Updated:  11/18/2016

ID:  23449

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