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What if I were to tell you there is a beautiful, secret beach in Bermuda. A beach that isn’t crowded by tourists and has been left unspoiled by travel bloggers. A beach that is off the beaten path and makes for both incredible photos and great times.
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I discovered the secret beach while researching beaches near our AirBnB in Sandy’s Parish. I wanted somewhere within walking distance, somewhere that was secluded with shade and somewhere beautiful.
What I found was Daniel’s Head Beach Park -- located in the western peninsula of Sandy’s Parish Bermuda. The park can be found at the end of a slightly hilly and winding road through an abandoned resort -- cleverly named Daniel’s Head Resort.
Here’s a breakdown on what to expect when traveling to Daniel’s Head.
Stunningly beautiful beach
My wife, Abby, and I were shocked when we arrived. It was beautiful. The water was clear and the beach was EMPTY. And I mean EMPTY.
We saw about 5 people at Daniel’s Head over the course of multiple days there. Most were taxi drivers eating their lunches and locals going for walks.
Photo opportunities galore
There are endless photo opportunities at Daniel’s Head Beach Park. We swam with sea turtles. We explored old crumbling mooring structures. We took strolls on the empty beaches (there’s two separated by a parking/sitting area). With so few people there, you can get incredible photos without ANY interference.
Also, the abandoned eco-tourism resort that takes up most of the area makes for great shots.
Locals love it
Bermuda has said this about the beach, “When you come to Daniel’s Head, you will realize that this is one of the secrets that not many tourists know about. The locals have kept it to themselves where they come here with families and enjoy the whole day over a weekend.”
We spoke to a number of locals during our Daniel’s Head visits. They asked where we were from and what our plans were. None seemed annoyed or angry that we were enjoyed their secret beach.
A journey awaits visitors
Depending on your mode of transportation, Daniel’s Head isn’t very easy to get to. Bus routes don’t drive directly there. Buses #7 and #8 will drop you to about 15 minutes from the park. Walking is very doable.
Taxi rides there could be a little expensive and finding return trips could be hard since its off the beaten path.
We had scooters, which made getting around Bermuda incredibly easy. When we got to Daniel’s Head, we locked our bikes, laid out our towels and got to vacationing.
A little planning ahead makes a trip to Daniel’s Head very easy.
Amenities are nonexistent
There’s always a catch. When Abby and I traveled to Bermuda in February/March 2018, there were no working amenities at the park. The bathrooms were closed. The food stands were closed.
I’ve read several websites -- including those run by the Bermudian government -- that the bathrooms are open and working. But they weren’t for me. I suggest bringing all our your supplies -- food, drinks, toilet paper, etc. -- with you on a visit.
Beware of debris
I assume that since the beach is not a hot tourist spot, there are few reasons for the Bermuda government to clean it on a regular basis. We ran into some broken glass, giant seaweed piles and ocean garbage at the back end of the beach.
While it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of Daniel’s Head, it did take away (slightly) from the beauty of the beach. To be fair, we found trash at EVERY SINGLE Bermuda beach we went to.
Do you plan to check out Daniel’s Head Beach Park? If so, let me know in the comment section!
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