Jobson’s Cove

Despite the strong competition, Jobson’s Cove gets our vote as the most beautiful beach in Bermuda. The pink sands of the small beach lead down to a small cove, almost completely enclosed by cliffs and separate from the open sea.

Protected from the ocean, the crystal clear waters of Jobson’s Cove are extremely calm (there’s a current near the opening to the sea). Shallow in most places and with a sandy bottom it’s the perfect place to let the kids snorkel and see Bermuda’s colourful marine life.

View of the beach and cliffs at Jobson's Cove in Bermuda

It’s possible to climb up the cliffs and get great views of the ocean, the cove, and the beach at Warwick Long Bay. Steps have been hewn into the rocks but it’s still quite dangerous. Take your camera, but watch your step. You’ll be rewarded with some wonderful photographic opportunities.

Jobson’s Cove is situated in Warwick. It’s part of South Shore Park, a coastal park with some of the island’s best beaches. They are all linked by a trail running through the dunes behind them. Warwick Long Bay is immediately east of the cove. Walk west and you’ll come to Stonehole Bay, Chaplin Bay, and Horseshoe Bay.

To get to Jobson’s Cove take bus number 7 from either Hamilton or Dockyard (Heritage Wharf and Kings Wharf). There’s plenty of free parking for those travelling by scooter. Toilets can be found at Warwick Long Bay.

The beach here is also one of the island’s most beautiful outdoor wedding venues. To book it, contact the Department of Parks or a wedding planner. This gallery of photos will give you an idea of how the cove is typically set up for a wedding ceremony.

As noted above the beach is one of the best on the island for children. Others include the Baby Beach at Horseshoe Bay, Clarence Cove at Admiralty House Park, Tobacco Bay Beach, Turtle Beach, and Clearwater Beach.

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Jobson’s Cove include:

Nearby Restaurants

Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Jobson’s Cove include:

  • Gulfstream (0.6 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 (0.7 miles) - Beach bar at Horseshoe Bay Beach. Offers burgers, chicken, sandwiches, wraps, ice cream, beer, cocktails etc.
  • Ocean Club (0.8 miles) - Seafood restaurant at the Fairmont Southampton. Terrace offers wonderful ocean views. Reservations recommended.
  • Mediterra (0.8 miles) - Mediterranean restaurant in the lobby of the Fairmont Southampton. Nautical décor. Formerly the Newport Room.
  • Windows on the Sound (0.8 miles) - Restaurant at the Fairmont Southampton. Offers an extensive breakfast buffet and Sunday brunches.
  • Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge (0.8 miles) - Lounge at the Fairmont Southampton. Live entertainment.
  • Waterlot Inn (0.9 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 (1 miles) - Friendly sports bar at the Fairmont Southampton. Big screen TVs show NFL and Premier League games.

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Jobson’s Cove include:

  • Fairmont Southampton (0.8 miles)
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Map showing location of Jobson’s Cove.

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Map showing location of Jobson’s Cove

Details

Jobson’s Cove

Address
Off South Road
Warwick Parish
Bermuda

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. Where does the bus drop you off? Right at the beach? Do you have to walk a long distance?

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  2. Go at the right time and this is just like a private beach. The water is very clear and shallow and you can see parrot fish. The bathroom wasn’t that clean though.

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  3. Most cruise ship passengers go straight to Horseshoe Bay but I always come here. It’s far less crowded. Climb the rocks and look down into the crystal clear water. It’s a beautiful sight but be careful not to slip.

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  4. I’ve just got back from Bermuda and literally stepped in my house back in England half an hour ago. I already miss Bermuda!

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  5. We went in the morning while it was raining. When the rain cleared and the sun came out around noon for the next twenty minutes until the crowds came, we had the beach to ourselves. Just Sharon and I. It was my own slice of heaven

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  6. It’s great to climb the rock and dive into the clear water. I’ve been here in 94 and 97. Going back soon.

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  7. My husband once worked on the island and brought me here on holiday to visit friends. We went to Jobson Cove from the first day on arrival, even the day it rained! I have a photo I took on my bedroom wall which inspires me to face the day from my bed. We only ever met one other couple at the cove, so must have chosen the right time of day.

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  8. I was just there 6 days ago and it was awesome! The cove is very private and never crowded. I want to go back to Bermuda so bad! Watch out for the taxi drivers though! Some try to rip you off!

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  9. It might be private but we found it very busy. It tends to clear later in the day. After 3 pm may be the best time to visit.

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  10. This is a great little beach. It’s very private and protected on all sides by rocks. You can climb up these (be careful) and get a great view of the beach and ocean.

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