Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Parish

Wander the historic and now decommissioned Royal Naval Dockyard. After many years falling into ruin, the refurbished dockyard now serves as a popular stop on cruises, housing a mall, artisan shops, and Bermuda's maritime museum. Peruse the variety of wares being sold and pick out a perfect souvenir, then head to the museum and explore the interesting naval history of the base, through artifacts and informative displays. You can swim with dolphins at Dolphin Quest, also contained within the dockyard. To visit Royal Naval Dockyard on your holiday in Sandys Parish, and find out what else Sandys Parish has to offer, use our Sandys Parish driving holiday planner .
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  • Since this is where cruise ships tend to dock, there are a few things to do & see in the Dockyard. There are a few shops, restaurants, & fun activities like Snorkel Beach & a dolphin experience.  more »
  • In Bermuda for two and a half days on our cruise. We had several opportunities to walk down the dock to the shops and restaurants in the area. Worth a couple hours of your time to explore and shop.  more »
  • We found the dockyards interesting, lots of shopping restaurants and activities. The rum cake is a must according to my wife. The history behind the dockyards was what made it for us, it’s not just du...  more »
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  • A historic site with a number of separate attractions, as well as stores and places to eat. Recommend going on a free walking tour (every Thursday afternoon I think) to learn about the history of the Dockyards.
  • Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Went on a cruise and we docked here. There were little shops all around this area so you didnt have to go further into the island if you didnt want to or if you didnt feel safe doing so. People here are very friendly and helpful
  • Even though we came during low season, just before hurricane season, the weather was better than expected. Not too hot and not too cold, maybe a little windy by the docks, but I can live there all my life. Just a wonderful, friendly, town-like feeling we got the moment we stepped off our boat. Don't go there without taking a city tour though. You'll appreciate the scenery, local places, history and culture a whole lot more. And you'll see where all the rich celebrities and famous people live too :)
  • Isolated end of Bermuda that is fitted out specifically for cash up tourists from the cruise ships. Not worth the trip out here, the rest of Bermuda is far, far better.
  • Likely your first site of the beautiful island of Bermuda if you arrive by cruise ship. This is the dock that takes the very large cruise ships, only the smaller ships can get into the Hamilton Port. Although it's a bit touristy and can get awfully crowded when several ships are in Port at one time, there is plenty to see and do. Lots of shops, although some are a little overpriced counting on having a captive audience of the tourist that don't want to venture any further into Bermuda. You can however find some nice local art, good souvenirs for taking back to friends, and also a pharmacy drug store in case you need it . The old fortress / Castle is there, great for history Buffs. Of course there's a bar with overpriced drinks where you can while away your one day stop if you like. From the Royal Navy dockyard, you can take the ferry over to Hamilton, rent fishing and other sightseeing boats, meet tours, and even rent mopeds. There was a small beach there called snorkel Beach, just so the day-trippers can jump off their ship and say they've been snorkeling. Not a great Beach but close enough.
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