Bermuda is a British Island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, known for its pink sands beaches and unique blend of British and American culture. It’s a popular tourist destination, given close proximity to major U.S. east coast cities, good weather, turquoise waters, and lush tropical foliage. Running in Bermuda requires choosing your spots. There are beautiful beaches and tempting running roads with great views, but many of the roads are very narrow and do not have good shoulders or sidewalks. This guide will help you choose the best and safest spaces for a run! Our special thanks to Sharon Fenn at Sportseller for her valuable insight.
The best off-road running in Bermuda is along the 26-mile Bermuda Railway Trail, especially along the north shore and the west end in Somerset. We love the area between Horseshoe Bay and Elbow Beach, with features a combination of good running beaches, sandy dune paths, and view from runnable South Rd. St. George offers some wonderful, quieter roads for running, and a nice section of the Railway Trail out to Ferry Reach Park, which itself features lovely running trails. Other good off-road options include trails in Hog Bay Park, the Botanical Gardens, the Arboretum, and South Shore Park. The best beaches for running are Horseshoe Bay, Elbow Beach, and Shelly Bay Beach.
Getting around Bermuda is pretty easy. Many visitors have cars or rent scooters. A good bus system provides access to most of our favorite running spots.