The Bight

Though the bay is big, the beach known as The Bight on its shore is fairly small. The rest of the coast is covered in rocks or foliage.

Located near the middle of Norman Island, near Peter Island, The Bight is on the North West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. The surrounding area is not very urbanized, but that is not to say you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

This bay is peppered with boaters and the beach boasts a pier. The small patch of sand here is gray, but very soft. The water is calmed by the bay's shape and very warm.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

The Bight brings visitors a quiet and tranquil escape, in part because the location that surrounds the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


The Bight is on the North West coast of Norman Island. The Dungeon is found five and a half miles to the , and it is among the attractions in the region.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Old Government House Museum (found seven miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view the Virgin Islands' traditions and culture.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near The Bight
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Dungeon Historical Site 5.6 NNW Tortola
Thornton Plantation Historical Site 5.9 N Tortola
Fort Recovery Historical Site 6.3 NW Tortola
Fort Charlotte Ruins Historical Site 6.8 N Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 6.8 N Tortola

Cities and Towns

The Bight is close to Coral Bay, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Cities near The Bight include Coral Bay, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for guests who want to see more of the area. From the beach, Coral Bay is a car ride off, about seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Vacationers looking for a place to stay near the beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest hotel booking options by looking over what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near The Bight
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Peter Island Resort & Spa 3.8 NE Resort
Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel 5.7 N Resort
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas 6.3 NW Resort


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near The Bight
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant (284) 340-8603 Caribbean 0.0 mi. SSW Norman Island
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill (284) 495-2000 Caribbean, Continental, Fusion 3.7 mi. NE Peter Island
Tradewinds Restaurant (284) 495-2000 Caribbean 3.8 mi. NE Peter Island

Other Beaches

Norman Island has many nice beaches, and The Bight is just one option.

Travelers may also want to consider Long Bay West, located seven and a half miles to the northwest. Long Bay West is a beautiful beach with breathtaking views where travelers can relax in style. The views and sunsets are spectacular and there's plenty of room for sunning, walking, or jogging.

The Virgin Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by The Bight is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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