Bermuda is a beautiful little island, it might be the most expensive place in the world to live but, trust me, there are so many free and affordable things you can do.
Free Things To Do
The Unfinished Church is one of my favorite locations on the island. The Unfinished Church is in St. George's and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Near the Unfinished Church, you will find other historical sites such as Fort St. Catherine and the museum and Alexandra's Battery. See if you can find the sea glass beach!
Daily Historical Reenactment in King's Square, St. George's. Watch an entertaining spin on Bermuda's history that includes someone walking plank and possibly getting dunked in the water.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 pm
Location: Alexandra Battery
Historical Forts can be found from St. George's to the Royal Navy Dockyard. You will be able to explore more than 15 forts for free.
The Railway Trail is a great way to get out for some exercise while being surrounded by nature. It is exactly what you think, old railway trails, turned into trails for you to walk or run. You can find them all over the island and they all come with beautiful Bermuda views.
Note: The railway signs are brown so keep an eye out for them.
Location: The Commissioner's House
Royal Naval Dockyard is a very great area full of shops, restaurants, tourist activities, and much more. Absolutely, plan on spending a few hours walking around and a few more hours for the museum.
Cathedral Cave is located on Grotto Bay Resort property. You'll notice that the entire island of Bermuda is a very at your own risk place. So, proceed with caution. Once you park, walk towards the water and stay towards the left. You’ll eventually see a small warning sign, that's the entrance. Walk down the steps and hang out in the cave for a bit. The water can be a bit chilly but go for it, have some fun, take a dip. Blue Hole Water Sports rental is also on the property where you can rent out a boat or set up dives.
Nature is always free and should be enjoyed as much as possible. There are many spots in Bermuda where you can find a little bit of jungle, mangroves, natural caves, ponds to swim in, and many trails.
Cooper's Island Nature Reserve, Walsingham Nature Reserve, and Blue Hole Park are the most explored.
Blue Hole Hill can be difficult to locate. If, you're coming from the Airport towards Hamilton Parish you'll cross over the bridge (The Causeway) and it'll be a small park on your left-hand side, called Blue Hole Park. If you hit Swizzle Inn on your right, you've gone too far.
Follow the path and see what kind of fun you can have! There’re 3-4 different locations for some swimming, cliff jumping, and cave exploring.
Admiralty House Park an amazing location that has something for everyone to enjoy. Pack a cooler, bring the kids and spend the entire day here. You can spend the day swimming, snorkeling, cliff jumping, explore the caves above ground and under water, or just lounge on one of the two beaches. You can also snorkel around the point to deep bay. If you get lucky there might be a catamaran there with a boat full of tourists and swizzle on tap!
Beaches, beaches, and more beaches!! Bermuda has roughly 34 beaches from end to end and, you don't even have to pay for parking. Like any other beach, please, please be sure to take your trash with you when you leave.
Spittal Pond is located on South Road in Smith's parish and is a huge nature reserve where you can usually find a lot of birds. Word has it, certain times of the year you can see up to 500 different species.
Harbour Nights kicks off the first Wednesday of May and goes to the last Wednesday in August. Every Wednesday around 7 pm Front Street shuts downs and the fun starts. Walk the street and enjoy live music, street food, fall in love with local handmade art, clothing, jewelry, and much more.
Every Wednesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Affordable Things To Do
Fantasy Caves & Crystal Caves are a really great way to learn about caves in general and the history of the caves on the island of Bermuda. Last time I was there the prices were: Cost: $22 each or $30 for both
Gibbs Lighthouse –was built in 1846 out of cast iron and it was the second one in the world created. You can go inside the gift shop, buy a ticket, climb up 185 steps and enjoy one hell of a view. There’s even a door that opens so you can walk around the lighthouse outside. Cost: $2.50 per person, children under 5 are free
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo may appear to be full of fish and animals but, it is so much more. In 2026, it will be 100 years old and is one of the oldest aquariums in the world! They go above and beyond offering classes, camps, and field trips for children. Aid in numerous science research projects, ocean conservation projects, internships and scholarships for college students, and so much more. Cost: Adult $10, Senior Citizen $5, Child $5, children 5 and under are free.
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute - (BUEI) is very informational and a great place for children. In early 2019, they released a new exhibit, Bermuda Triangle: Unlock the Secrets! Cost: Adult $15, Senior Citizen $12, Child $8, children 5 and under are free.
Fort St. Catherine and Museum is an incredible fort, full of history, artifacts, and much of the structure is in its original form. They are open Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm. Cost: $7 adult, $5 seniors, $3 children, children under 5 are free
National Museum of Bermuda, The Commissioner’s House, and live Dolphin training are in The Keep, Royal Navy Dockyard. Highly recommend taking a good 4 hours for this location. The amount of raw history and art that has been preserved is simply incredible. The fact that Bermuda has been able to preserve its raw history without apologies is something I fell in love with and I hope you will as well.
Hours: Monday -Sunday 10am - 5 pm with the last admission at 4 pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Cost: $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, and Children under 16 are free.
Now you know all the best free and affordable places the beautiful island of Bermuda has to offer, much love and safe travels.