Fallen Jerusalem National Park

In 1959 the British Virgin Islands gained a new bird sanctuary, Fallen Jerusalem National Park. This site is an important site for nesting birds, but also a lovely island where tourists can enjoy a day of seclusion on some of the most beautiful beaches around.

Fallen Jerusalem is an acre spanning 48 acres and featuring flourishing coastal flora and enormous boulders.

Birders will love the chance to encounter some of this islands bird refugees, including brown boobies, brown pelicans, laughing gulls, noddies, and terns. North Lee Bay Beach is located on this island, and is a favorite spot amongst snorkelers.

Location

Fallen Jerusalem National Park can be found on the island of Fallen Jerusalem, 7.0 miles south west of Leverick Bay; it is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the south-southwest of Spanish Town.

Fallen Jerusalem is only accessible by boat.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending an afternoon exploring the area is having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Fallen Jerusalem National Park . The most nearby place to eat to Fallen Jerusalem National Park is Top of the Baths, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals. Sugar Apple and CocoMaya Restaurant are some of the other restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At CocoMaya Restaurant you should try a bit of Asian Fusion meals and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like nature preserves, and have the energy to view some others, might consider a trip to Spring Bay National Park and Copper Mine National Park; the first of which is a mile to the northeast of this nature preserve. You'll find some additional attractions nearby, including Devil's Bay National Park, which is three quarters of a mile away Virgin Gorda. Also think about heading to Copper Mine Ruins, which is another attraction close by.

A wildlife reservation is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Fallen Jerusalem National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Devil's Bay National Park -- 0.8 mi. (2.7 km) NE 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historic Site 1.9 mi. (1.8 km) NE 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort National Park -- -- -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historic Site -- -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Old Methodist Church Historic Site 2.5 mi. (0.3 km) NE Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
VI Maritime Museum Museum 8.4 mi. (4.0 km) W 2.5 mi. East of Road Town Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historic Site 9.1 mi. (3.8 km) W 2.4 mi. Northeast of Road Town Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historic Site -- -- Kingstown Tortola

More Information

Hours

You can tour Fallen Jerusalem National Park from sun up to sun down.

Policies

Although not forbidden, overnight trips are no encouraged because overnight anchorage is tricky and unsafe.

Cost

There is no charge for entry to Fallen Jerusalem.

Location: Fallen Jerusalem

Phone

(284) 852-3650

(284) 494-2069

Website

http://www.b-v-i.com/NationalParksTrust/

Email

info@bvinpt.org

 

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