Spanish Town Attractions

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Spanish Town is the largest settlement on Virgin Gorda, and home to the most popular attraction as well: the Baths.  This unique set of boulders located on the beach are not the only reason to check out the otherwise quiet island.  These include ruins, beaches, and national parks, but it is important to note that all sites of significance are located outdoors. 

Beaches

Savannah Bay

You'll find a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for visitors who are so inclined. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that beach.

If you want to go snorkeling, a place with that option is Little Dix Bay. Little Dix Bay, located on Virgin Gorda, features outstanding blue waters and soft, white sand. The area is maintained by the local Rosewood resort and features palm trees and lush green hills.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Big Trunk Bay. Big Trunk Bay offers guests a secluded beach experience on the western coast of Virgin Gorda. Surrounded by a private estate, large rocks, and a palm grove, the area is quiet and retains the tropical beauty that is lost in more developed areas.

Savannah Bay: Savannah Bay is a meandering, long stretch of white sand that is situated in north central Virgin Gorda. The pristine beach is backed by lush vegetation and leads down to sparkling aqua waters.

Of course, you can find many other beaches to choose from in and around the area. For more about this topic, see this guide.

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy exploring the history of countries you visit? If so, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions during your time in Spanish Town.

Little Fort Ruins is a historical site The property covers 36 acres on a hillside and includes a small fort, a masonry, and a munitions store. All are in ruins and the entirety of the site is completely undeveloped.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Copper Mine Ruins. It is found within Copper Mine National Park and found 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of central Spanish Town. Surrounding the ruin of the mine itself are granite rock outcroppings and quartz, tin copper, clay, and feldspar deposits. Also included here are the ruins of the housing area of the Cornish miners that kept the mine in operation.

You can look through the following table to see historic sites in and around Spanish Town.

Historic Sites In and Around Spanish Town
Name Phone Location
Copper Mine Ruins (284) 852-3650 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Spanish Town
Little Fort Ruins (284) 852-3650 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Spanish Town
Old Methodist Church -- 0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Spanish Town

Natural Attractions

Copper Mine National Park

One of the frequently visited outdoor tourist attractions is Little Fort National Park. Justin behind an old post office in Fort Point are the ruins of a small fort that is not easily accessed by those who don't know the area. Established as a national park in 1978, it was done in order to protect local wildlife.

Copper Mine National Park is another place that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings. Copper Mine National Park was originally used by the Spanish in the 16th century, though evidence exists that suggest the indigenous people of Virgin Gorda may have built mines even earlier. Mining was done at this spot on and off until 1867, and the ruins that exist today were built in 1838.

Spanish Town has other choices too. To navigate to our guide to natural attractions in and around Spanish Town, visit this page.

 

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