Daniel's Head Beach -- Somerset Island, Sandy's Par. BM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 18.274 W 064° 52.706
20S E 323147 N 3575745
Quick Description: If you are not into strong wave action and noisy surf, just home clear shallow water, Daniel's Head beach is for you
Location: Bermuda
Date Posted: 3/4/2015 9:59:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMNF8R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:
The calm waters and gentle lapping action of the water on the leeward side of Somerset Island is a distinct contrast from the violent crashing of the ocean against the limestone shorelines of the windward side of Bermuda.

Daniels Head beach is a small quiet beach of fine sand very shallow water a few shells in very calm waves. This is a perfect beach for small children who might not be able to withstand stronger wave action without getting knocked over and frightened.

The solitude and quietness Daniels Head impressed us, after the dramatic crashing of the surf we had seen at St. David's Island.

From the Bermuda attractions website: (visit link)

Daniel's Head Park and Beaches Bermuda

Tucked in a remote western corner of Sandy's Parish, Daniels Head is a wonderful gem of a place in Bermuda. It's a peninsular area. No wonder, resorts like 9-Beaches have chosen this ocean facing area to provide guests with ideal scenic experience of the Atlantic in a quiet environment. Daniel's Head spreads along some 17 acres of coastal area and has number of beaches (nine of them) & a park. While most of the beaches are now privately owned, there is one which is public and beautiful. When you come to Daniel's Head, you will realize that this is one of the best kept secrets and known to very few tourists. The locals sometimes come here with families and enjoy the whole day on weekends. The coastal and the beach area is excellent for picnic. The water is calm and clear blue.

Amenities like toilets, shower room, parking etc are available. There are no charges for using these. A small cafe offers barbecue, fish sandwiches and other Bermudian dishes, as well as beverages. It has outside seating although limited.

This entire area (Daniel's Head Beach Park) was once the base of Canadian army during World War II, which was known as Canadian Forces Station (CFS). You can still see the empty barracks and the recreational hall. Snorkeling at the Daniels Head is excellent. The water is quite shallow and calm, ideal for families with children. You will be able to see fishes like angelfish, wrasse, sergeant majors, parrotfish etc. There is a small island called the Daniel's Island at a short distance offshore.

About 400 yards away to the west of Daniel's Island, you will see the partially submerged shipwreck MVS Vixen with half of its hull jutting out of the water. You can snorkel around this wreck. But for that you will need to take a Snorkel Boat Tour. The water area here is full of fishes and you can even hand feed them easily."
Type of beach: Natural

Location of beach: Seashore

Beach surface type: Fine sand

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