Chaplin Bay is a small, quiet beach situated between Stonehole Bay and the more popular Horseshoe Bay. It’s much quieter than its western neighbour and you’re likely to find yourself with little company. It’s the perfect location to relax, unwind and read a book.
The pink sands are partially divided by a coral wall and surrounded by cliffs. Between February and October look out for the white-tailed tropic birds (longtails) swooping in and out of the cliff-side nests.
Chaplin Bay is situated in Southampton Parish, just off South Road. It’s part of South Shore Park, a long coastal park encompassing some of Bermuda’s best beaches. They are linked by a path running through the dunes behind them.
Chaplin Bay has restrooms but no other facilities. Follow the beachside trail west for around ½ mile and you’ll come to Horseshoe Bay, which has showers and beach concessions.
Tourist attractions and things to do near Chaplin Bay include:
- Jobson’s Cove (0.1 miles) - Picturesque beach
- Warwick Long Bay (0.4 miles) - The longest beach in Bermuda
- Horseshoe Bay (0.5 miles) - Bermuda's most popular beach
- Astwood Cove & Park (1.0 miles) - Small secluded beach
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Chaplin Bay include:
- Gulfstream (0.5 miles) - Casual restaurant near the entrance to Horseshoe Bay (in the building previously occupied by Tio Pepe). Not too far from the Fairmont Southampton.
- Rum Bum Beach Bar (0.6 miles) - Beach bar at Horseshoe Bay Beach. Offers burgers, chicken, sandwiches, wraps, ice cream, beer, cocktails etc.
- Ocean Club (0.7 miles) - Seafood restaurant at the Fairmont Southampton. Terrace offers wonderful ocean views. Reservations recommended.
- Mediterra (0.7 miles) - Mediterranean restaurant in the lobby of the Fairmont Southampton. Nautical décor. Formerly the Newport Room.
- Windows on the Sound (0.7 miles) - Restaurant at the Fairmont Southampton. Offers an extensive breakfast buffet and Sunday brunches.
- Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge (0.7 miles) - Lounge at the Fairmont Southampton. Live entertainment.
- Waterlot Inn (0.8 miles) - Elegant steakhouse in a 17th century cottage. Located on the dock at Jews Bay. Part of the Fairmont Southampton. Reservations required.
- Boundary Sports Bar and Grille (0.9 miles) - Friendly sports bar at the Fairmont Southampton. Big screen TVs show NFL and Premier League games.
Hotels near Chaplin Bay include:
- Fairmont Southampton (0.7 miles)
Map showing location of Chaplin Bay.
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Off South Road