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 near the heart of the island of Anegada, 3.6 miles west-northwest of The Settlement, Bones Bight Beach is on the North edge of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Virgin Islands. While Bones Bight Beach might be a bit off the beaten path, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

If you usually choose beach days that provide a relaxing place to escape, then maybe head on over to Bones Bight Beach; it is located within a less urbanized sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Set on the North coast of Anegada. Accommodations nearby include the Keel Point Cottages, that can be found three quarters of a mile to the west-northwest, making it one of the closest hotels reachable from Bones Bight Beach, despite the lack of additional popular spots close-by.

Cities and Towns

The closest region on Anegada to Bones Bight Beach is The Settlement. This location is only three and a half miles away, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. This area of the Virgin Islands is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers will not find that many hotels withing driving distance, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the table that follows.

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, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Lobster Trap. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They're also renowned for their seafood and steak. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

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

Needless to say, Bones Bight Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Anegada.

The Virgin Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Bones Bight Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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