Natural Attractions in Spanish Town

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Spanish Town is home to one of the most popular attractions in the British Virgin Islands, a set of rock formations on a beach called the Baths.  Once you've visited this coveted attraction, you don't have to sit around wondering if you've seen all that there is to see in the town.  Here, you're also within easy reach of several national parks which means days of hiking and exploring the outdoors. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Copper Mine National Park

Do you want to enjoy more of your vacation under the open sky? You might be happy to find out that the area has numerous nature preserves nearby.

Copper Mine National Park is a great nature preserve situated 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of central Spanish Town. Set at the southwest tip of the island, it takes a drive up a long, winding road to reach the Copper Mine. A paved parking lot is available.

Travelers looking to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing opportunities like Spring Bay National Park. Because Spring Bay is a protected area, the marine life here is fantastic. This makes it a great spot for snorkeling.

Fallen Jerusalem National Park: Birders will love the chance to encounter some of this islands bird refugees, including brown boobies, brown pelicans, laughing gulls, noddies, and terns. North Lee Bay Beach is located on this island, and is a favorite spot amongst snorkelers.

Be sure to look through the table just below to learn more.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Spanish Town
Name Type Location Island
Copper Mine National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Fallen Jerusalem National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Fallen Jerusalem, 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Fallen Jerusalem
Prickly Pear National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Spanish Town Prickly Pear Island
Spring Bay National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda Peak National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.1 mi. Northeast of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
West Dog National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve West Dog Island, 3.5 mi. Northwest of Central Spanish Town West Dog Island

Parks

Visitors can enjoy a couple of parks in and around Spanish Town.

Little Fort National Park is situated in Spanish Town. 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.

Another popular choice in this category is Devil's Bay National Park. Located in the Valley, Devil's Bay National Park is often visited by tourists who pass through on their way to the Baths, which is just a a short walk from the park. Devil's Bay National Park was established in 1964,

The parks available are shown below.

Parks In and Around Spanish Town
Name Type Location
Devil's Bay National Park Park 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town
Little Fort National Park Park 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Spanish Town

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in Spanish Town are summarized in the following table.

Land Formations In Spanish Town
Name Type Location
Casey Bay Bay 1.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Spanish Town
Little Dix Bay Bay 0.9 mi. North of Central Spanish Town
St Thomas Bay Bay 0.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Spanish Town
Taylors Bay Bay 0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Spanish Town
Valley Trunk Bay Bay 1.0 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town

If you are looking for a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can cast a wider net. For more information on other attractions for Spanish Town, see this page.

 

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