Bones Bight Beach

Rarely crowded and very large, Bones Bight Beach is a great place for visitors looking for peace and quiet. The long stretch of sand gives beach goers plenty to explore, and the resident rock iguanas can keep nature lovers and photographers happy.

Positioned on the island of Anegada, 3.6 miles west-northwest of The Settlement, Bones Bight Beach is on the North coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. It's often said that Bones Bight Beach is perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in the Virgin Islands offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
Bones Bight Beach is located right off the main northern coastal road.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand at Bones Bight takes on an almost peach color. Mixed in with Anegada's famously beautiful water, this beach is a picture perfect location for those looking for the quintessential tropical beach. The distance from major settlements, the long coast, and the abundance of beach vegetation and wildlife gives this beach an "untouched" character - even among the British Virgin Islands.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Bones Bight Beach brings guests a quiet and relaxing retreat, thanks to the fact that the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of Anegada. Accommodations nearby include the Keel Point Cottages, which can be found only a short distance away. Some guests will want to walk here, while others will choose to take a cab out to this hotel, perhaps the most conveniently located lodging option near Bones Bight Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many additional attractions you can reach quickly.

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Anegada to Bones Bight Beach is The Settlement. This destination is only three and a half miles from the beach, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. The Settlement is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Bones Bight Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Keel Point Cottages 0.7 mi. WNW Cottages
Anegada Beach Club 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Anegada Reef Hotel 1.5 mi. SW Hotel
Neptune's Treasure 1.7 mi. SW Hotel
Big Bamboo Cottages 3.4 mi. E Cottages


When you start craving an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Lobster Trap. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood and steak. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Bones Bight Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lobster Trap (284) 495-9466 Caribbean, International Informal 0.8 mi. W
Anegada Reef Hotel Restaurant (284) 495-8002 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. SW
Potter's by the Sea (284) 495-9182 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.6 mi. SW
Neptune's Treasure Restaurant (284) 495-9439 International Informal 1.7 mi. SW
Pam's Kitchen (284) 495-9237 International Very Casual 1.7 mi. SW
Cow Wreck Restaurant (284) 495-8047 Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. W
Pomato Point Restaurant (284) 495-9466 Caribbean Very Casual 2.5 mi. SW
Big Bamboo Restaurant (284) 495-2019 Caribbean Very Casual 3.4 mi. E
Whispering Pines -- Caribbean -- 3.6 mi. E
Flash of Beauty Restaurant (284) 495-8014 Caribbean Very Casual 4.1 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Anegada, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

While the Virgin Islands has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Bones Bight Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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