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 invites residents and travelers who are lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you are staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. If you're wondering, Spanish Town is six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) to the east.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of restaurants to pick from in the area around this nature preserve. The most nearby place to eat to Cam Bay National Park is Pusser's Marina Cay, which serves American fare. It's just around one and an eighth miles away from this nature preserve, so stop by and eat up! Flying Iguana and Last Resort Restaurant The are additional dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction where you have the chance to enjoy the local foods and culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, might consider a trip to Mount Healthy National Park and Sage Mountain National Park; the first of which is seven and a half miles to the west of Cam Bay National Park. Other local activities include Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is within driving distance on Tortola. You might also want to consider visiting VI Maritime Museum, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close-by can be found 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.

Phone

(284) 494-2069

Website

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

 

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