The inviting beaches in the British Virgin Islands are some of the best attractions that you'll find on the islands.
If you or your group are big beach fans, Sandy Ground Estates is just what you are looking for. This site is situated along the shore, so guests can spend all of their time soaking up the sun if they so desire.
Obviously, since Sandy Ground Estates sits directly on Sandy Cay Beach, laying out in the sun is a popular pastime here. Sandy Cay Beach is the only speck of white sand beach on a small green island. The other coast of the island is rocky, but Sandy Cay Beach boasts soft sand and gentle waters. For travelers who want some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click the name of each one in the table to view a detailed page:
|Sandy Spit||1.0||NE||Sandy Spit|
|Green Cay Beach||1.1||NE||Green Cay|
|Great Harbour Beach||1.9||W||Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke|
|White Bay Beach||2.5||W||White Bay, Jost Van Dyke|
|Smuggler's Cove||3.6||SSE||3.4 mi. North of Coral Bay, Tortola|
|Long Bay West||3.7||SE||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Apple Bay||4.0||SE||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Cane Garden Bay||4.4||E||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Brewers Bay Beach||4.9||E||2.5 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
The most convenient option is Sandy Spit. Sandy Spit is an tiny speck of an island entirely surrounded in soft white sand. There's a drop of vegetation on this island, with a few wispy palm trees.
Another location you might enjoy is Apple Bay which offers an active beach scene. The beach at Apple Bay has been nicknamed the "Surfing Beach" so, if you're in search of the perfect wave this is the destination for you. During most of the year the waves are only around five to six feet. You can find this one 4.0 miles away from the the property.
Stopping over at a town or community close to your villa complex can help diversify your itinerary, no matter if it's for a quick family outing, or simply experiencing some of the local culture while on your trip. Sandy Ground Estates is found on the island of Jost Van Dyke, 1.9 miles east of Great Harbour; it's seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the west of Road Town.
The areas found closest to Sandy Ground Estates are listed below.
|Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke||0.6||W|
|Little Jost Van Dyke||0.9||N|
|Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke||1.9||W|
|White Bay, Jost Van Dyke||2.6||W|
|Long Bay, Tortola||3.8||SE|
|Great Carrot Bay, Tortola||3.8||ESE|
|West End, Tortola||3.9||SSE|
Vacationers who prefer to stay active and on-the-go during their stay on Jost Van Dyke will quickly learn that Sandy Ground Estates makes an exceptional starting point for their daily excursions. In fact, this section of Jost Van Dyke has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, like Diamond Cay National Park, Belmont Archaeological Site, and Vigilant Sloop, to name a few. The nearest attraction of the three is Diamond Cay National Park.
For even more attractions to add to your agenda, find several of the nearest named in the following table.
|Diamond Cay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.5||NNW||1.8 mi. East of Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke|
|Belmont Archaeological Site||Historical Site||--||--||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Vigilant Sloop||Historical Site||4.2||SSE||Frenchman's Cay|
|St. Michael Church Ruins||Historical Site||3.9||ESE||Great Carrot Bay, Tortola|
|North Shore Shell Museum||Museum||4.0||SE||Little Carrot Bay, Tortola|
|Little Tobago - Great Tobago National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.9||W||13.9 mi. West of Road Town|
|John Lettsom House||Historical Site||--||--||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Callwood Historic Distillery||Historical Site||4.4||E||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Fort Recovery||Historical Site||4.9||SE||Recovery, Tortola|
|Sage Mountain National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.9||SE||3.0 mi. West-Southwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|Shark Bay National Park||Park||4.8||E||2.8 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|Mount Healthy National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.4||E||2.3 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|The Dungeon||Historical Site||6.0||SE||Havers, Tortola|
|Thornton Plantation||Historical Site||6.1||ESE||2.2 mi. South West of Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||6.5||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Sunday Morning Well||Historical Site||6.6||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens||Botanical Garden||6.6||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Up's Cineplex||Movie Theater||6.6||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||6.7||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum||Museum||6.8||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||6.8||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Fort Charlotte Ruins||Historical Site||--||--||Road Town, Tortola|
|Folk Museum||Museum||6.9||E||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Museum||7.0||E||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Britannic Hall||Historical Site||--||--||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Sir Oliva Georges Plaza||Historical Site||--||--||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||7.0||E||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Her Majesty's Prison||Historical Site||7.0||E||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Old Government House Museum||Museum||7.0||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|St. Phillip's Church||Historical Site||--||--||Kingstown, Tortola|
|Josiah's Bay Plantation||Historical Site||8.8||E||2.4 mi. Northeast of Road Town, Tortola|
|VI Maritime Museum||Museum||9.5||E||2.5 mi. East of Road Town, Tortola|
|Treasure Point Caves||Cave||10.8||SE||Norman Island|
|Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||12.2||S||12.2 mi. South-Southwest of Road Town|
|Dead Chest National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||11.7||ESE||Dead Chest Island|
|Rhone Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||12.5||ESE||5.9 mi. Southeast of Road Town|
|Cam Bay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||12.7||E||Great Camanoe|
If you're looking for somewhere interesting to go, Diamond Cay National Park could be just what the doctor ordered. 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.
When you're choosing a location to stay in, it's often helpful to learn more about nearby accommodation options as a means to get a better feel for the surrounding area. Even though you'll only find one additional place to stay in this part of Jost Van Dyke, the quiet surroundings here make it an excellent option for travelers looking to find a secluded retreat.
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