Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 138

Southampton Parish Southampton Parish is located at the south-west end of the island. Its little islets and peninsulas make a very pretty picture and in this part of the island you’ll find some of the most picturesque beaches. This parish is lovely to explore. Here you’ll find the cast-iron lighthouse which is believed to be the oldest in the world. There are nature reserves, ponds, bays peninsulas, fantastic views of the surrounding water and a farm. Care for a round of golf? That too you can do in this parish and it is easy to get to, either by bus or ferry from Hamilton city. Photo Credit: JK300 This is where cruise ships would dock on Bermuda, in Sandy’s Parish. It was once a British Naval outpost but today, in contrast, it is a bustling facility designed to accommodate the island’s tourists as they make their way off the ship to shop and explore. Everything a guest may need to know about the island they can find here at one of the visitor information centers. Buses are also on site and they can rent scooters from this location if they so desire. Marina, shops, restaurants, museums and beaches are all within the dockyard’s vicinity. You’ll surely find something interesting to do here. King’s Wharf Dockyard Photo Credit: Bermuda Tourism Authority