Oil Docks to Ferry Point

Approximate distance: 2.25 miles

To reach the Railway Trail on Ferry Point you must leave the main road and walk west along Ferry Road until you have passed the Oil Docks restricted area. You then turn north, following the Trail signs, to rejoin the Trail where the old railway right of way leaves the Oil Docks area through another chain-link fence.

The scenery on Ferry Point is worth the effort, since it is one of the few relatively wild areas left on Bermuda. The north side of Ferry Point, where the train ran, gets the worst of the winter winds. Few buildings are visible, since most houses on Ferry Point are found along Ferry Road on the more sheltered, southern side.

At Ferry Point Park the Trail comes to an abrupt halt at the ruins of the swing bridge which once carried the railway across Ferry Reach to Coney Island. You can visit the newly restored Martello Tower, and walk over to Ferry Island, where the old horse ferry took passengers across to the main island, before the Causeway was built in 1871.

Back to the Trail

Western Oil Docks fence

West through a cutting

Looking west

Looking west

Looking back at Oil Docks

Looking east

Oil Docks in the distance

Remains of Astor's Halt

Oil tanks in the distance

Lovers' Lake

Looking east

Approaching Ferry Point Park

Ferry Point Park

Old swing bridge from Ferry point