West Dog National Park

West Dog is an island north of Virgin Gorda that sits as a part of the chain is small islets known as the "Dogs." Sailing, snorkeling, and diving expeditions attract tourists to West Dog in a regular basis.

The topography of West Dog is rugged due to its volcanic origins.

The waters that surround West Dog is favored for snorkeling and diving because of the colorful coral and abundance of marine life. Birders also make the trip on occasion

, because several seabirds nest here. These include the endangered Roseate Tern.


Located on West Dog Island, 5.8 miles west of Leverick Bay, West Dog National Park always welcomes vacationers rooming on this part of the island or nearby. Even if you are not staying very close, you should consider stopping by to check it out. If you're wondering, Spanish Town is three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the southeast.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many restaurants to pick from in the region near the nature preserve. Rosewood Little Dix Bay Pavilion, which dishes out International food, offers convenient access to this wildlife reservation. It is only about three miles from this nature preserve, so stop by and place your order. Rosewood Little Dix Bay Beach Grill and Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill offer additional restaurant choices nearby. At Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill you should be sure to try a bite of Caribbean food and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, should consider seeing Cam Bay National Park and Spring Bay National Park; the first and closest of which is four miles to the west of this page's attraction. Additional local activities include Little Fort National Park, which is within driving distance in Spanish Town. You might also want to consider heading over to Little Fort Ruins, which is another attraction close by.

If a visit to the West Dog National Park isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near West Dog National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Little Fort National Park -- 3.4 mi. (0.6 km) SE Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historic Site 3.4 mi. (0.6 km) SE Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Old Methodist Church Historic Site 3.6 mi. (0.3 km) SE Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Devil's Bay National Park -- 4.3 mi. (2.7 km) SSE 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda

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Location: West Dog Island


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