Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, located in Smith's Parish, is the largest Nature Reserve in Bermuda. The pond and surrounding reserve is home to many migratory seabirds and waterfowl. The brackish pond itself was named after the spittalbug found here which produces a frothy covering to protect itself. With no connection to the nearby Atlantic Ocean, apart from interaction of ocean sprays or waves due to severve storms, it is ostensibly fresh water. This park is also recognized for the limestone pavement called "The Checkerboard" because of its unique checkered look.
Spittal Pond spreads over 64 acres of land, stretching along South Shore Coast Line. It is co-owned by Bermuda Government and National Trust.