Beaches in the BVI

With over fifty islands, it should be no surprise that the British Virgin Islands are home to some beautiful beaches

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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.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

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.

The Baths

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.

Beaches In the BVI
Name Location Island Coast
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
Pelican Point Beach 3.5 mi. Southeast of Central The Settlement Anegada East
Pomato Point Beach 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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