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.
Do you want to spend time outside? You may be happy to find out that the area has quite a number of nature preserves nearby.
Copper Mine National Park is a great nature preserve located 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of central Spanish Town. 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.
Adventurers wanting to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing choices 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.
Look through this table for more information.
|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|
Travelers can visit a couple of parks in and around Spanish Town.
Little Fort National Park is located 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.
A second popular attraction in this category is Devil's Bay National Park. A car park at the southwestern tip of Virgin Gorda offers the start of a dry tail through dry scrub.
The parks you'll be able to find can be seen in the table below.
|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|
Another idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Spanish Town are displayed directly below.
|Bay||1.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Spanish Town|
|Bay||0.9 mi. North of Central Spanish Town|
|Bay||0.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Spanish Town|
|Bay||0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Spanish Town|
|Bay||1.0 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town|
If you are seeking a wider variety of attractions beyond this category, you might want to cast a wider net. Those needing to find out more concerning other attractions by clicking on this link.
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