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 spend time outdoors? You may be happy to learn the area has a good selection of nature preserves nearby.

Copper Mine National Park is a 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.

Travelers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting sites 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.

Check out this table to learn more about nature preserves.

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

Vacationers can experience 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 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 worth looking into are displayed here:

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 go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Spanish Town are summarized in the following chart.

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

Luckily, Spanish Town has other attraction types. Take advantage of this article which is all about even more attractions if you'd like to learn additional specifics.

 

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