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.

<p>Diamond Cay National Park is a 1.5 acre islet covered in sand, sea grass, rocks, and trees. The parcel of land exists mostly as a resting place for birds.</p>

Birders may take interest in this spot, which is home to tern, boobies, and pelicans.

Location

Diamond Cay National Park is situated on the eastern part of the island of Jost Van Dyke; it is 1.8 miles to the east of Great Harbour.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of dining options to choose from in the neighborhood immediately near this nature preserve. The most proximate eatery to Diamond Cay National Park is Foxy's Taboo Restaurant, which serves Mediterranean food. The restaurant is just about a few hundred yards away from this wildlife reservation, so grab a table and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you and your party will find options including Harris' Place and Sidney's Peace and Love where you should be sure to sample Caribbean food and enjoy the culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some additional activities in the area, including St. Michael Church Ruins, which is within traveling range in Great Carrot Bay. You might also think about visiting Belmont Archaeological Site, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Diamond Cay National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
St. Michael Church Ruins Historic Site 4.2 mi. (5.7 km) SE Great Carrot Bay
Belmont Archaeological Site Historic Site 4.2 mi. (7.8 km) SE Long Bay
North Shore Shell Museum Museum 4.3 mi. (5.9 km) SE Little Carrot Bay
John Lettsom House Historic Site 4.5 mi. (4.5 km) ESE Cane Garden Bay

More Information

Hours

Although there are no official hours, you can visit the islet between sun up and sun down.

Cost

There is no charge to walk onto Diamond Cay National Park.

Location: Jost Van Dyke

Phone

(284) 852-3650

Website

http://www.b-v-i.com/NationalParksTrust/

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.