The British Virgins are more sparsely populated and are free of heavy tourist traffic. Visitors seeking a quiet vacation without seeing a soul on the beach would likely find this an easier task on the British islands. However, those who want the action of the crowds will not find many options here.
Remember that every beach and every island have their own specialties. For example, beaches on the northern coast of Tortola in the British Virgins are home to waves favored by surfers.
You'll find a large number of beaches to choose from in the area. Whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that beach.
If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a location where that's an option is White Bay Beach. Protected by a gorgeous coral reef system and lined with beach bars, White Bay Beach is a great spot no matter what your favored beach activities are.
Another good option for those who enjoy snorkeling is The Baths. The Baths is the most famous national park on the island and it will probably come to no surprise to most that it was ranked as one of the "Best Beaches on Earth" by Travel + Leisure in 2013 and earned a similar title in 2014 from Trip Advisor. The magazine made note that it was the best beach on earth for dramatic landscaping.
Vixen Point: Located on Prickly Pear Island, Vixen Point is a great spot for many of the more popular beach time activities like beach combing, snorkeling, and swimming. Vixen is the most popular beach on the island, and can be very crowded when a cruise ship is nearby.
The table just below lists some details regarding the beaches found in the area.
|Angilla Point||1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Santu Patia||Virgin Gorda||South West|
|Apple Bay||2.6 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola||South West|
|Big Reef Bay||5.8 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town||Peter Island||East|
|Big Trunk Bay||1.0 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town||Virgin Gorda||South West|
|Bones Bight Beach||3.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central The Settlement||Anegada||North|
|Brandy Wine Bay||2.0 mi. East of Central Road Town||Tortola||East|
|Brechers Bay||2.0 mi. East of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda||East|
|Brewers Bay Beach||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Road Town||Tortola||North West|
|Cane Garden Bay||0.0 mi. North of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola||West|
|Cooten Bay||2.1 mi. Northeast of Central Road Town||Tortola||North East|
|Cow Wreck Bay||2.0 mi. Northwest of Central Setting Point||Anegada||North West|
|Deadman's Bay||0.3 mi. East of Central Peter Island||Peter Island||East|
|Elizabeth Beach||3.2 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Road Town||Tortola||North East|
|Fat Hogs Bay||0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Parham Town||Tortola||North West|
|Flash of Beauty Beach||1.5 mi. Northeast of Central The Settlement||Anegada||East-Northeast|
|Great Harbour Beach||0.0 mi. East of Central Great Harbour||Jost Van Dyke||South|
|Green Cay Beach||2.7 mi. East of Central Jost Van Dyke||Green Cay||North|
|Guana Island Beach||Central the BVI||Guana Island||South West|
|Jack Bay Beach||1.6 mi. North of Central The Settlement||Anegada||North East|
|Josiah's Bay||2.5 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Road Town||Tortola||North East|
|Lambert Beach||3.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Road Town||Tortola||North East|
|Leverick Bay||0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Santu Patia||Virgin Gorda||North East|
|Little Bay||3.5 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Road Town||Tortola||North East|
|Little Buck Island||2.1 mi. South West of Central Beef Island||Little Buck Island||North West|
|Little Dix Bay||0.8 mi. North of Central Spanish Town||Virgin Gorda||South West|
|Little Reef Bay||1.3 mi. South of Central Peter Island||Peter Island||South East|
|Loblolly Bay||1.4 mi. North of Central The Settlement||Anegada||North West|
|Long Bay East||0.9 mi. West of Central Beef Island||Beef Island||West|
|Long Bay Virgin Gorda||1.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Santu Patia||Virgin Gorda||North West|
|Long Bay West||0.8 mi. Northeast of Central West End||Tortola||South West|
|Lormer Bay||2.0 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Road Town||Tortola||North|
|Mahoe Bay||1.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Santu Patia||Virgin Gorda||West|
|Manchioneel Bay||0.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cooper Island||Cooper Island||North West|
|Marina Cay Beach||1.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Beef Island||Marina Cay||South West|
|Nail Bay||1.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Santu Patia||Virgin Gorda||North West|
|Nanny Cay||2.1 mi. South West of Central Road Town||Tortola||South|
|Pelican Island Beach||6.2 mi. South of Central downtown Road Town||Pelican Island||North|
|3.5 mi. Southeast of Central The Settlement||Anegada||East|
|1.2 mi. West of Central Setting Point||Anegada||South West|
|Rogues Bay||2.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Road Town||Tortola||North East|
|Sandy Cay Beach||2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Jost Van Dyke||Sandy Cay||South West|
|Sandy Spit||2.7 mi. East of Central Jost Van Dyke||Sandy Spit||South East|
|Savannah Bay||3.3 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda||South West|
|Smuggler's Cove||0.2 mi. North of Central West End||Tortola||North|
|Spring Bay||1.3 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town||Virgin Gorda||South West|
|The Baths||1.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town||Virgin Gorda||South West|
|The Bight||3.6 mi. South West of Central Peter Island||Norman Island||North West|
|The Crawl||1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town||Virgin Gorda||South West|
|Tiny Trunk Bay||1.8 mi. North of Downtown Road Town||Tortola||North East|
|Trellis Bay||0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Beef Island||Beef Island||North West|
|Vixen Point||1.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Leverick Bay||Prickly Pear Island||South|
|White Bay Beach||5.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Road Town||Peter Island||South West|
|White Bay Beach||0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Great Harbour||Jost Van Dyke||West|
|Windlass Bight Beach||2.4 mi. Northwest of Central The Settlement||Anegada||North|
Needless to say, you'll find plenty of other types of attractions. You can read this extended discussion dedicated to even more attractions if you'd like to learn more information.
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