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.

Positioned on Norman Island, near Peter Island, The Bight is on the North West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in the Virgin Islands may really like the middle ground found at The Bight. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not dead and empty either.

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.

There is also a concession stand available.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

If you find that you go for beach days which offer a relaxing experience, then a good choice for you is The Bight; it's tucked away in a more rural part of the region.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as The Bight is on the North West coast of Norman Island. It's located near The Dungeon, which is situated five and a half miles away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Old Government House Museum, a lovely museum found seven miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 very close to Coral Bay, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The closest town to The Bight is Coral Bay, which is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for guests wanting to scope out the local scene. From the beach, Coral Bay is found maybe seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at The Bight will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation spot, it typically isn't all that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are looking to find a place that's near the water, the table below shows the closest accommodations to The Bight.

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


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. 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.

A list of nearby restaurants is 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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Norman Island besides The Bight worth visiting.

You may also want to consider Long Bay West, which is located seven and a half miles away. 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.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but taking a swim at The Bight is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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