Cam Bay National Park

Established as a national park in 1999, Cam Bay is located on the east shore of Gran Camanoe, and is popular amongst sailors because it is known for calm waters. Snorkelers and divers also frequent this spot for the calm waters and shallow reef.

Cam Bay National Park is 19.6 acres of area which is home to a shallow reef and lagoon system as well as bird sanctuary. The salt pond attracts migratory wading birds such as American coots, black-necked stilts, blue-winged teals, ruddy ducks, and more. History lovers are also intrigued by this spot due to the pottery shards that date back to 800 A.D. which indicate that there was per-Columbian settlement here.

In addition to the ecological importance of the area, there is evidence of a pre-Colimbian settlement in the ba, as pottery shards discovered in Cam Bay were carbon-dated at 800 A.D.

Location

Located in the heart of the island of Great Camanoe, 6.8 miles northeast of downtown Road Town, Cam Bay National Park always welcomes local residents and travelers lodging on this part of the island or close by. But even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider stopping by to check it out. It's 6.6 miles west of Spanish Town.

Nearby Restaurants

After spending some time at the nature preserve you find your stomach stomach growling, there's any easy solution -- you can find a broad selection of dining options within traveling distance. Pusser's Marina Cay, which has a menu full of American dishes, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. It is just around one and an eighth miles away, so stop by and dig in! Also within a short distance, you and your companions will find options like Flying Iguana and Last Resort Restaurant The so if you're lucky, at least one of these close by picks will satisfy the whole gang.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to Mount Healthy National Park and Sage Mountain National Park; the first is 7.4 miles to the west of Cam Bay National Park. You'll find at least one or two other attractions in the area, including Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is within traveling range on Tortola. You might also want to consider checking out VI Maritime Museum, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Cam Bay National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historic Site 4.4 mi. (3.8 km) SW 2.4 mi. Northeast of Road Town
VI Maritime Museum Museum 4.8 mi. (4.0 km) SW 2.5 mi. East of Road Town
St. Phillip's Church Historic Site 5.7 mi. (2.3 km) SW Kingstown
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 6.7 mi. (0.7 km) WSW Road Town

More Information

Hours

Cam Bay National Park is best visited between sun up and sun down.

Cost

There is no charge to explore Cam Bay National Park.

Location: Great Camanoe

Phone

(284) 494-2069

(284) 852-3650

Website

http://www.b-v-i.com/NationalParksTrust/

 

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