Jost Van Dyke Attractions

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Sailing, snorkeling, diving, and drinking are the four major pastimes on the small, minimally inhabited island of Jost Van Dyke.  In order to get much else done, you're typically required to visit another island in the British Virgin Islands chain, but there are a few things that can easily occupy your time right on the island – most of which revolve around water.  


White Bay Beach

You'll discover a handful of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that particular location.

White Bay Beach: A long stretch of curving beach, this spot is very popular with boaters because its located on the smaller island of Jost Van Dyke.

A second alternative worth considering is Green Cay Beach. Green Cay is a speck of an island east of Little Jost Van Dyke and extremely isolated. A few people may pepper this beach, but otherwise you'll be alone in paradise if you make the journey here.

Sandy Spit: This beach is accessible only by boat, but well worth the trip.

The island has other beaches. Readers can get more information clicking on this link.

Landmark Attractions

Callwood Historic Distillery

Belmont Archaeological Site is a historical site just outside of Jost Van Dyke. Belmont is an archeological site near North Sound in which archeologists have procured dozens of objects from the Ostinoid period, helping them to piece together pieces of the historical puzzle regarding what life was like on the islands between the years 900 and 1 B.C.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Vigilant Sloop. It is located in Frenchman's Cay, Southeast of Jost Van Dyke. Vigilant is the mascot for sailing in the British Virgin Islands. The traditional wooden boat is 25-feet long and one of three original Tortola Sloops remaining in the islands.

St. Michael Church Ruins: Once reportedly headed by a pirate priest, St. Michael Church now stands in ruins on the North Beach Coast.

That's not all -- you'll find a full range of other sites to visit. Those interested can learn more about other sites worth visiting within reach of Jost Van Dyke here.

Natural Attractions

Sage Mountain National Park

Tourists who enjoy being outside frequently enjoy visiting Diamond Cay National Park. One of Jost Van Dyke's smallest natural attractions is Diamond Cay National Park. This tiny little swatch of land off the coast of Long Bay near the Diamond Cay Marine is accessible by walking along a sand bar that can easily be covered in high tide. It is a fun jaunt, but not much to be seen.

A second place that you might enjoy is Little Tobago - Great Tobago National Park. Tobago Cay, at the northwest corner of the British Virgin Islands chain is home to Great Tobago (210 acres) and Little Tobago (55 acres) of protected lands established in 1995 as national parks. Birders visit these island because it is the only nesting site in the British Virgin Islands for frigate birds, and divers love the waters around Mercurious Rock.

Jost Van Dyke has a wider range of nature attractions. For more in formation concerning natural attractions on and around Jost Van Dyke, go to this page.


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