Averages for Bermuda in July
Temperatures are increasing still in July to an average temperature of 28°C and this is the sunniest month of the year with around nine hours of sunshine each day. This is hurricane season and visitors are advised to be aware of any hurricane warnings and check the forecast for up to date information about weather conditions on the island. With average high and low temperatures ranging from 25°C to a hot 30°C, this is a similar climate to Waikiki, USA and is perfect for those who love the ...
Temperatures are increasing still in July to an average temperature of 28°C and this is the sunniest month of the year with around nine hours of sunshine each day. This is hurricane season and visitors are advised to be aware of any hurricane warnings and check the forecast for up to date information about weather conditions on the island. With average high and low temperatures ranging from 25°C to a hot 30°C, this is a similar climate to Waikiki, USA and is perfect for those who love the heat and sunshine. The highest recorded temperature in this month was 33°C while the lowest recorded was still warm at 20°C. Visitors who prefer conditions a little cooler might like to travel to Bermuda at the beginning of the season in April and avoid the extreme heat.
Cloud cover varies from 60% to 67% during this month and the sky is clear or mostly clear 25% of the time. Average rainfall in July is 150mm that falls over 15 days of the month so although this is one of the sunniest months of the year; it is worth being prepared for rain. If it does rain it is most likely to be moderate showers or thunderstorms at this time of year with the possibility of a severe storm. It can get very humid at this time of year, ranging from 65% to 90% humidity, and combined with the high temperatures can be uncomfortable. The heat can lead to dehydration so make sure you drink plenty of water and keep cool in the shade when possible.
The sun rises at 6.25am and sets at 8.25pm in July leaving long days to enjoy the island. The sea temperature can reach a warm 28°C by this month so it is ideal for swimming and snorkelling while relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches on the island. Winds are fairly light most of the time and vary from 5 mph to 15 mph; a light to fresh breeze, so getting out in a boat and exploring the area is a great way to spend your time in Bermuda in July.
Where to stay
The stunning 4* Elbow beach resort is situated on a beautiful stretch of pink sandy beach on the southern shore of Bermuda. This luxury resort features a spa with a variety of treatments available, tennis courts, swimming pool with poolside bar, and a range of water sports to choose from such as snorkelling, diving and kayaking. Rooms feature a mini bar, flat screen TV and coffee making facilities and have a view of the pool, sea or gardens. Guests can dine at one of the five on-site restaurants with alfresco dining and local seafood on offer.
In Grape Bay beach in Paget, close to Hamilton, is the lovely Grape Bay cottages. These two-bedroom cottages sleep up to four people and are self-catering properties that are oceanfront. Set in gardens and just steps to the beach, these two cottages have air-conditioning, TV, a full kitchen with oven and fridge and sea views. The property also features a barbecue area and terrace. This is an ideal choice for a family or large group of people as you could rent both cottages and enjoy privacy and a fun holiday. The city of Hamilton is about 10 minutes drive away and local shops are a twenty-minute walk.
Grotto Bay beach resort is a 3* hotel located on a private pink sand beach with its own underground cave. This large tropical estate has rooms with a private balcony or patio, mini fridge, coffee maker and air conditioning. Swimming is allowed in the underground cave lagoon or enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or go to the beach to swim and sunbathe. The property has a spa with a range of relaxing treatments, a bar that serves delicious cocktails and restaurants serving local and international cuisine.
Hit the beach
To avoid the crowds of Horseshoe Bay beach, try Elbow beach. Part of this beach is private access only for guests at the resorts but the rest of the beach is open to the public. This is a stunning half-mile long stretch of pink sand and is popular with locals, who come here to play beach volleyball, kite surf and enjoy the sun. It is possible to rent water sports equipment here including kayaks, boogie boards and snorkel gear, and there is a selection of restaurants and bars nearby that are part of the resorts but non-guests can use. There are no lifeguards on duty here so be careful of any rip currents when swimming.
Eating and Drinking Out
Head out to the Royal Naval Dockyards at Sandy's Parish and have a meal or drink at the Frog and Onion pub. This is a typical English pub that serves English style pub food such as fish and chips, bangers and mash and burgers. There are plenty of beers on tap to choose from and the bar is decorated in old pub memorabilia, flags, old bottles and other curiosities. There is a nice outdoor patio area for enjoying the hot July days, or head inside if it gets too hot and soak up the atmosphere with the friendly staff and patrons.
For elegant but relaxed waterfront dining, go to The Beachhouse at Blackbeard's in St Georges. This restaurant is located in a secluded cove at Achilles' Bay and is the perfect place to admire the stunning views of the sea or watch a beautiful sunset in the long warm evenings in July. The dishes are Italian cuisine with local accents and are a casual venue during the day and a more chic dining experience in the evening. Enjoy a cocktail, beer or glass of wine while enjoying the surroundings and the deliciously prepared food that incudes freshly caught seafood.
The White Horse pub is located on the waterfront at St George and is a great spot for a lunch with family or dinner and drinks with friends. This is one of Bermuda's oldest pub and seafood restaurant and is known among locals and visitors for its great food and fun nightlife. Enjoy a meal in the outdoor seating area with spectacular views over the harbour or sit inside and soak up the atmosphere while you enjoy a cocktail, beer or wine at the bar. There are sports shown on the TV while the Light Nightclub will let you dance the night away on certain nights of the week.
Things to do
The Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship is an event held every year in July that is made up of three separate competitions and is a fantastic thing to see. Comprising of the Bermuda Billfish Blast, the Bermuda Big Game Classic and the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament, this championship is a must for any boating or fishing enthusiast.
One of the biggest events of the year for Bermudians is in July and is the Bermuda cricket cup match. This event is played over two days and is a public holiday so everyone is out having fun and watching the cricket. It is also Emancipation Day, marking the end of slavery on the island, and Somer's Day, the day when Sir Admiral Somers discovered Bermuda in 1609. There are many activities to enjoy or just head to the park and have a picnic with the locals and enjoy the sun.