Coney Island to Flatts

Approximate distance: 3.5 miles

The walker or cyclist who has completed the Oil Docks to Ferry Road section of the Trail can gaze across Ferry Reach towards Coney Island where the Trail continues. Getting to it is a bit more complicated. First retrace your steps to the main road, either back along the Trail or along Ferry Road. Where Ferry Road joins the main road catch a number 10 or 11 bus west for a short ride. Ask the driver to let you off at Coney Island Road.

This next section of the Trail divides naturally into three parts:

Coney Island to Bailey's Bay
From the main North Shore Road walk east along Coney Island Road, watching out for the Trail signs. If you cross the bridge onto Coney Island (notice the old railway bridge piers), you will get to the western shore of Ferry Reach, where you can see Ferry Point on the other side. Next retrace your steps, but do not take Coney Island Road all the way back to the main road. Instead a short section of the Trail runs along the shore, soon rejoining North Shore Road. Then take the road until you reach Bailey's Bay.

Bailey's Bay to Crawl Waterfront Park
The Trail picks up again on the west side of Bailey's Bay. Since late 2015 a new footbridge, built by the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail in conjunction with the Bermuda Parks Department, means that you can cross the bay and then continue all the way to Crawl, close to water level, with the mass of Crawl Hill rising above you.

Radnor Road to Flatts
West of Radnor Road the Trail starts and stops in short sections until you reach Shelly Bay. Look out for the Railway Trail signs. As you approach Shelly Bay Park from the east, take the Old Road north around the park to find sections of the Trail you might otherwise miss. From Shelly Bay the Trail runs uninterrupted all the way to Flatts, where you can imagine the high bridge that used to take the railway over Flatts inlet.


Swing Bridge from Coney Island

Swing Bridge

Looking west on Coney Island

Two Coney Island bridges

Trail looking east

Cutting west of Coney Island

Cutting west of Coney Island

Bailey's Bay, 2015

Clay's Bay, 2015

Cutting east of Crawl

Looking west

Looking east

Deep cutting east of Crawl

Remains of Crawl Station

Burchall Cove trestle supports

Trail entrance east of Shelly Bay

Shelly Bay

Rebuilt Trail section

Between Shelly Bay and Aquarium

Aquarium Station

Flatts trestle supports