Download GPX file for this article
32.315-64.735Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Smith's Parish is one of the nine parishes of Bermuda. It is in the northeast of the main island, at the southern end of Harrington Sound, the large lagoon close to the main island's northeastern tip. It is joined to Devonshire Parish in the southwest and Hamilton Parish in the northeast. It had a population of almost 6,000 people in 2016.

Understand[edit]

Bermuda-Smiths.png

Natural features in Smith's include Spittal Pond, John Smith's Beach, Devil's Hole, Gibbet Island, and Spanish Rock.

Like all of parishes of Bermuda, Smith's was named after one of the nine chief investors of the Somers Isles (Bermuda) Company. In this case, it was named for the Company's first governor, Sir Thomas Smith, who also acted as a governor for the East India Company and treasurer of the Virginia Company. Smith invested £60,000 into Bermuda (only £20,000 less than what he invested in the much larger Virginia). Despite this, his contribution to his stake in the colony was minimal, and the area was briefly known as "Harris' Bay".

Get in[edit]

By taxi[edit]

Smith's Parish is a taxi ride less than 10 minutes from Bermuda's airport, or about 15 minutes from downtown Hamilton.

By car[edit]

From Hamilton, take Middle Road or North Shore Road east for about 10 minutes.

By bus[edit]

Busses #1, #3, #10 and #11 pass through the parish on their way between Hamilton and St. George's. If coming from the airport, take direction "Hamilton". If coming from Hamilton, take direction "St. George's".

Get around[edit]

Map of Smith's Parish

See[edit]

  • 1 Devil's Hole. Large, water-filled sinkhole; the open hole produces eerie sounds as the water rises and falls. Devil's Hole, Bermuda (Q5267165) on Wikidata Devil's Hole, Bermuda on Wikipedia
  • 2 Spittal Pond Nature Reserve. 60 acres (24 hectares) wetland reserve surrounding a large pond. Spittal Pond Nature Reserve (Q7578313) on Wikidata Spittal Pond Nature Reserve on Wikipedia
  • 3 Verdmont, 6 Verdmont Lane (off Sayle Road, at the top of Collector’s Hill). House built c. 1710, now operated as a museum by the Bermuda National Trust. Verdmont (Q7921139) on Wikidata Verdmont on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 1 John Smith's Bay Beach.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

This city travel guide to Smith's Parish is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.