Location: North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish. Open free from dawn to dusk.
This 3.4 acre reserve adjoining the railway trail in Hamilton Parish, just west of Shelly Bay, includes a rocky coastline with tide pools, an inland valley with a brackish pond, and a wooded hillside.
Buy Back Bermuda purchased the land with public donations in 2012. Hidden beneath large casuarina trees, bushes, grass, soil and layers of sand lay the remnants of Eve’s Pond, a saltwater pond that used to rise and fall with the tide through a cave system emerging in Harrington Sound. In 1941 the pond was filled with sand dredged from Flatts Inlet.
The pond has now been re-excavated and restored as a sanctuary for wildlife and public enjoyment. The surrounding area has been replanted with native and endemic trees and shrubs. A bird hide is scheduled for completion in September 2021. Walking trails will take visitors around the edge of the pond and up into the woodland hillside with views over the north shore. Interpretive signage will enhance the visitor experience.