Whale Bay Park consists of a grassy field and small area of woodland surrounding a nearby nineteenth century fort, which now overlooks Port Royal Golf Course. Like Church Bay, West Whale Bay is tucked below a clifftop although the incline is not as steep so steps are not necessary. However, this is an elusive beach because it literally comes and goes according to the tides. So it’s best to check for low tide before visiting. When evident, the shore is sandy and inviting, the sheltered water ideal for families with children. Its southwestern position makes it the best beach for dramatic sunset views. Whales, by the way, are possible according to the time of year. Every year humpback whales pass Bermuda making their way north to their summer feeding grounds, so March through April you could just see them in the distance, especially if they dive or jump out of the water.