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

There are several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that individual beach.

A local beach where you may find people snorkeling is Little Dix Bay. Access is provided via local roads, which permit all types of cars to visit. The nearby Ferry Dock and resort allows for guests to be shuttled back and forth.

Another alternative to 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.

Fortunately, you'll be able to find a nice selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. You can get more details here.

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy exploring the history of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions during your stay.

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 a part of Copper Mine National Park and located 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of central Spanish Town. Copper was first mined on the island during the 18th century, but it was during the 19th century that Cornish miners built this mine to use for shipments back to Europe. It closed shortly therafter in 1862, and today the ruins make for a great attraction.

Be sure to look through the table just below to find out more about historical 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

Visitors who like the open air are likely to have a good time at 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 a second outdoor attraction that needs mentioning. 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.

Of course, you can find other natural attractions. To reach our guide to natural attractions in and around the area, click this link.

 

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