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 in the heart of West Dog Island, 5.8 miles west of Leverick Bay, West Dog National Park happily welcomes local customers and travelers lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you are staying very close, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time. It's 3.5 miles northwest of Spanish Town.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite during your visit to the wildlife reserve, don't worry -- you're going to find an impressive array of food offerings in this general area. The most convenient restaurant to West Dog National Park is Little Dix Bay Pavilion, which offers International food. The Pavilion and Bath & Turtle Restaurant are additional food and drink options near West Dog National Park. At Bath & Turtle Restaurant you and your party can not leave without trying their specialty, chicken.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, should consider seeing Cam Bay National Park and Spring Bay National Park; the first is four miles to the west of this nature preserve. Other kinds of local activities include Little Fort National Park, which is within traveling range in Spanish Town. You might also consider visiting 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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