Mangrove Beach Refurbishment Presentation

November 4, 2016

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s Somerset Economic Empowerment Zone [SEEZ] will be hosting a Mangrove Bay Beach Refurbishment Public Update Presentation on Wednesday, November 9, 2015 at the Sandys Middle School from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Key partners in the BEDC, SEEZ Mangrove Bay Beach development project include Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, The Sandys Parish Council, The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Government Departments of Planning, Public Lands & Buildings, Highways and Parks.

The beach refurbishment partners held its first public information forum on June 1, 2015 and since that time have been working to incorporate the public’s feedback within beach refurbishment designs.

Mangrove Bay Beach Community Cleanup Bermuda Nov 2016

“The beach, long heralded as one of Somerset’s natural treasures, has beautiful northward facing vistas, mostly calm waters and is closely linked with the vibrant Mangrove Bay commercial hub,” the BEDC said.

“Currently, the beach has an eroding foreshore, no proper access and egress, is laden with abandoned punts, has road water drainage issues and has no infrastructure for healthy economic activity.”

William Spriggs, BEDC Economic Development Officer, Somerset EEZ, commented, “We remain excited in our continuing to partner with the right private and public entities to refurbish the Mangrove Bay Beach”.

The public are invited to attend the November 9 information update session to learn about beach refurbishment progress and give further input.

For more information on this public meeting and related events, please contact BEDC at or visit the BEDC website at

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  1. Bermie says:

    Doing something about Mangrove Bay was touched upon in an EEZ forum held at Sandys 360, four years ago now. I really hope they are able to do something with that area and to clean it up on every level.

  2. Spanky says:

    Sadly, the Mangrove Bay Social Club that gathers at “the anchor” will prevent families from enjoying a cleaned up beach. Public drinking and swearing is getting worse and all just 50 yds from the police station.

    I see tourists walking from Cambridges Beaches into Somerset Village and I cringe at the sound of a bunch of loud mouthed, drunks that have nothing of value to say. Revoke their liquor license please!

    I applaud the efforts to keep Mangrove Bay clean and pristine, just think it’s a wasted effort unless the public drinking crowd is relocated.

    • PBanks says:

      Whose liquor licence are you suggesting getting revoked? If I’m not mistaken there are more than a couple places in the near vicinity that you can get alcohol from

      • Bermie says:

        Revoke their liquor license is just another way of saying, please can someone stop the public drinking. I don’t think it was meant to be taken literally.