Shark Bay National Park

Shark Bay National Park was donated to the National Parks Trust in 1999, and is the first coastal nature reserve and park along Tortola's north shore. The park spans 18.4 acres and is great for hikers looking for a beautiful view.

Shark Bay National Park features the rocky beach of Shark Bay, set between Brewers Bay and Rough Point.

At the top of the ridge accessible by trail is the Bat Cave, which is a reported bats nest of old. Though bats haven't been spotted here in quite some time, the trek is worth the view of the Atlantic Sea and rocky coast. Birders may encounter Brown Bobbies, Brown Pelicans, Laughing Gullas, the Magnificent Frigate Bird and Reseate Terns.

Location

Shark Bay National Park is found on the island of Tortola, 1.6 miles north-northeast of Cane Garden Bay; it is three miles (four and a half kilometers) to the northwest of Road Town.

You can access the entrance to Shark Bay National Park via a 10 minute walk from Brewer's Bay Road.

Nearby Restaurants

If the time you spend exploring the park leaves your stomach growling, there's no need to fret -- you can find an exceptionally large selection of lunch and dinner options in the general vicinity. The most nearby restaurant to Shark Bay National Park is Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean fare. The restaurant is a slight distance off, but distant enough that you might want to arrange for employing some method of transport to get there. Also nearby, you'll come across restaurants like Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant and Elm Beach Bar where you should make it a point not to leave without taking a bite of their specialty, barbecue, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy parks, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Old Recreation Ground and Parkfields Recreation Grounds; the first of which is two and a half miles to the southeast of Shark Bay National Park. There are other attractions in the area, including Mount Healthy National Park, which is a half mile away Tortola. Furthermore, you can think about heading to Callwood Historic Distillery, which is another attraction in the area.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Shark Bay National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Mount Healthy National Park -- 0.6 mi. (3.8 km) E 2.3 mi. Northwest of Road Town Tortola
Callwood Historic Distillery Historic Site 1.6 mi. (4.2 km) SSW Cane Garden Bay Tortola
John Lettsom House Historic Site -- -- Cane Garden Bay Tortola
J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens -- 2.3 mi. (0.8 km) SE Road Town Tortola
Up's Cineplex Other Activities/Excursions 2.3 mi. (0.7 km) SE Road Town Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historic Site 2.4 mi. (0.7 km) SE Road Town Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 2.4 mi. (0.7 km) SE Road Town Tortola
Britannic Hall Historic Site -- -- Downtown Road Town Tortola

More Information

Location: Brewer's Bay, Tortola

Phone

(284) 852-3650

(284) 494-2069

Website

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

Email

info@bvinpt.org

 

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