This trip gives Bermuda’s south coast its close up. You’ll begin with a drive to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. This tower was built in 1844, but it’s still going strong today and airplanes can see its light from 100 miles away. From the viewing platform at the top you get 360-degree views of the island. From here, you’ll journey along South Shore Road, which runs past some of Bermuda’s famous pink-sand beaches. Your route will also take you across Somerset Bridge, which is one of the smallest drawbridges in the world. The next chance to stretch your legs will come at the Heydon Trust Chapel. As the smallest church in Bermuda, this whitewashed building is postage-stamp-small, and it’s swamped by the 43 acres of tropical gardens that surround it. The final stop of the day will be the Royal Naval Dockyard, which was once Britian’s largest naval base outside the UK. These days, though, a craft market, museum and rum cake company have dropped anchor here, too, making it a great place to shop and sightsee.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.