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Hidden GEM of a beach

Have always rode by the beach and have stopped at the battery several times. This trip when we went... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northfield, VT
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One of my favorites!

One of my favorite places. There's a beach on the side of it full of sea glass. We picked sea... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Theriot, Louisiana
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This fort was built in 1870 and is now a main attraction in a national park on St. George's Island.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
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4 weeks ago
“Hidden GEM of a beach”
20 Apr 2017
“One of my favorites!”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have always rode by the beach and have stopped at the battery several times. This trip when we went to Tobacco Bay to go swimming and snorkeling the beach was very crowded and the waves were large on the outside. Decided to try another beach...More

Thank taftdev
Reviewed 20 April 2017

One of my favorite places. There's a beach on the side of it full of sea glass. We picked sea glass and returned to Somers Warf where we found Mrs. Kelly at her shop call Seaglass building #11 we had jewelry made with the Seaglass...More

1  Thank fireabear1002017
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A 30 minute walk from St. George's brings you to Alexandra Battery and beach. The battery is a small concrete structure with 2 large guns and provides a great view of the surrounding area. The beach is sheltered from the ocean and is known for...More

Thank youngknitter
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Ok, we confess... while there is interesting history at the Battery, but we went for the small band of smoothly buffed sea glass that is on the tide line of the small nearby beach. I believe that there is considerably LESS sea glass on this...More

1  Thank Joe_Syracuse
Reviewed 24 January 2015

if you are in St. George area - be sure to check out this fort location. It's completely free and you need to explore everything by yourself. That said the exhibits offer plenty explanation to soak in some military history of Bermuda and the fort...More

Thank Nedobryi_kot
Reviewed 16 January 2015

With so many forts in Bermuda only a limited number can tell the full story; Fort Saint Catherine is the gem in this respect. Alexandra Battery has one item of specialist interest, a 9" rifled muzzling-loading gun with what is called a 'Gibraltar shield'; that...More

Thank Sarum_Castle
Reviewed 21 November 2014

This is a nice attraction but do not expect a well-developed tourist attraction. My comments below are not meant to be negative - I realize the tremendous cost in time, human effort and money that is required to renovate and maintain a historic site such...More

Thank raj0302
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We were dropped off at this beach via taxi taken from St. George for about $12. The beach is pretty- the sand is a lighter, paler pink (and a bit coarser), than the sand on the southern portion of the island. Alexandra Battery beach is...More

Thank ErinKate25
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Located a 15 - 20 minute or so walk from St. George, or a $10 taxi ride, this small beach is great for snorkeling and for picking up sea glass. A local lady was at the beach snorkeling and gave me some she found. I...More

2  Thank peggypauline505
Reviewed 4 July 2012

This seems to be more of a "local" beach, and rather small, but if you collect sea glass - this is a GREAT place for that. Be sure to have beach sneakers or some type of beach footwear - not so much for the beach,...More

2  Thank DKDJuniata
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27 April 2017|
Response from fireabear1002017 | Reviewed this property |
They have plenty sea glass you will not be disappointed. I don't know where you staying but if you take a bus into St George you get off at Kings Warf. Tell the bus driver he will let you know when to get off. Then you... More