Sandy Spit is an tiny speck of an island entirely surrounded in soft white sand. There's a drop of vegetation on this island, with a few wispy palm trees.
Located on the island of Sandy Spit, in the vicinity of Jost Van Dyke, this beach is on the South East edge of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying very close. It's often said that Sandy Spit is one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in the Virgin Islands may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Sandy Spit, but are usually more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.
This beach is accessible only by boat, but well worth the trip.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.
Sandy Spit is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Sandy Spit; it will be near other attractions like St. Michael Church Ruins, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting North Shore Shell Museum, one of the closest museums, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.
|St. Michael Church Ruins||Historical Site||3.5 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|John Lettsom House||Historical Site||3.6 mi.||ESE||Tortola|
|North Shore Shell Museum||Museum||3.6 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|Callwood Historic Distillery||Historical Site||3.8 mi.||ESE||Tortola|
|Belmont Archaeological Site||Historical Site||3.8 mi.||SSE||Tortola|
|Vigilant Sloop||Historical Site||4.5 mi.||S||Frenchman's Cay|
|Fort Recovery||Historical Site||4.9 mi.||SSE||Tortola|
|The Dungeon||Historical Site||5.7 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|Thornton Plantation||Historical Site||5.7 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|Sunday Morning Well||Historical Site||5.9 mi.||E||Tortola|
|Scenic Trail||6.0 mi.||ESE||Tortola|
|1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum||Museum||6.0 mi.||E||Tortola|
Sandy Spit is close to Road Town, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is Road Town, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Road Town isn't out of reach at six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
Because the beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For vacationers wanting to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below shows the closest accommodations to Sandy Spit.
|Quito's Ole Works Inn||3.7 mi.||ESE||Hotel|
|Rhymer's Beach Hotel||3.7 mi.||ESE||Hotel|
|Agape Cottages||3.9 mi.||ESE||Cottages|
|Long Bay Beach Resort||3.9 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Sugar Mill Hotel||3.9 mi.||SE||Hotel|
|Sebastian's on the Beach||3.9 mi.||SSE||Hotel|
|Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas||4.8 mi.||SSE||Resort|
If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is. This restaurant has a menu featuring Mediterranean cuisine. You'll find it one and a quarter miles away.
Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.
|(284) 495-0218||Mediterranean||1.2 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|Harris' Place||(284) 495-9295||Caribbean||1.4 mi.||WSW||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 495-9271||Caribbean||1.4 mi.||WSW||Jost Van Dyke|
|Abe's by the Sea||(284) 495-9329||Caribbean||1.5 mi.||WSW||Jost Van Dyke|
|Foxy's Restaurant||(284) 495-9258||Caribbean||2.6 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant||(284) 495-9294||International, Tex-Mex||2.7 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 495-9259||Caribbean||2.7 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 543-9016||Caribbean||2.8 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|One Love Bar and Grill||(284) 495-9829||Caribbean||3.4 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|Ivan's Stress Free Bar Restaurant||(340) 513-1095||Caribbean||3.4 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 495-9286||American||3.4 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
Sandy Spit has many nice beaches, so Sandy Spit is not your only option.
Another location you might enjoy is Cane Garden Bay, situated three and a half miles to the east-southeast. Stunning views greet visitors from the road leading into Cane Garden Bay, where all forms of tourists and locals mix together in this eclectic community by the sea to enjoy one of the island's prettiest beaches. On the other hand, Green Cay Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found a few hundred yards to the north.
Vacationers may also want to visit Great Harbour Beach, located three miles to the west.
Of course, the Virgin Islands has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Sandy Spit or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Virgin Islands even more memorable.
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