Pillars of Hercules, English Harbour

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  • Very beautiful area, able to view the pillars up close. Water a little choppy, but beautiful. If you can, take a boat tour of the island, not too long, and worth the ride. Traveled in May of 2017.  more »
  • I saw this natural wonder when doing another excursion (scooter snorkeling). We snorkeled from Galleon beach to the left point, where the pillars are on the far side not visible from the beach. We did...  more »
  • Swam up to the pillars from Galleon Beach. The pillars are amazing, so beautiful. Defintely worth seeiing!  more »
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  • Always love this view and a good place to hike to.
  • The Pillars of Hercules are the majestic and strikingly wonderful rock formations at the entrance to English Harbour (opposite Fort Berkeley) and the Nelsons Dockyard. The pillars are well defined and I immediately saw how the name came about, please note that they are viewed from the sea however the land access makes them more personal and striking. Land based access is done by hiking around the coastline through the Galleon Beach Hotel property and the Freeman Bay area. The Pillars of Hercules are a signature feature of the coastline and the subject of many circumnavigation photos and videos, the pillars are becoming (to my mind at least) more pronounced and unmistakable. When I visited them and looked at their splendor and beauty I heard myself saying "Majestic" and immediately knew that that word summed up the feeling evoked from being there observing natural wonders. Much photographed and admired for their natural beauty and splendor these pillars need to be experienced close up in order to fully feel the impact and wonder that they evoke. A definite must see for the intrepid explorer(s), which is in all of us.
  • Great spot for taking pictures and snorkeling, natural rock formation
  • Very nice
  • Enchanting view
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