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.


Positioned on West Dog Island, 5.8 miles west of Leverick Bay, West Dog National Park always welcomes residents and vacationers who are rooming on this part of the island. Even if you are not staying in this location, you are free to drop by to enjoy a great time. It's 3.5 miles northwest of Spanish Town.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of dining options to choose from in the neighborhood immediately near this wildlife reservation. Rosewood Little Dix Bay Pavilion, which offers International fare, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. It's just around three miles from West Dog National Park, so stop in and try something off the menu. Rosewood Little Dix Bay Beach Grill and Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill are additional refreshment choices nearby. At Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill you will want to try a bite of Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, should consider going to Cam Bay National Park and Spring Bay National Park; the first is 3.9 miles to the west of this page's attraction. You'll find some additional activities nearby, including Little Fort National Park, which is within driving distance in Spanish Town. You might want to also think about heading over to Little Fort Ruins, which is another attraction close by.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

More Information

Location: West Dog Island


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