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.


Shark Bay National Park lies on the island of Tortola, 1.6 miles north-northeast of Cane Garden Bay; it's 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

Don't worry if your visit to the park leaves you a bit hungry -- you'll discover numerous choices of food and drink providers in this general area. Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean dishes, offers convenient access to this park. It's only around a mile and a half away from the outdoor park, so grab a table and place your order. Also within reach, you and your party will come across options such as Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant and Elm Beach Bar where you and your group shouldn't leave without trying their specialty, barbecue, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy parks, and have the energy to view some others, should check out Old Recreation Ground and Parkfields Recreation Grounds; the first is two and a half miles to the southeast of this park. Other types of local activities include Mount Healthy National Park, which is a half mile away Tortola. Also consider heading over to Callwood Historic Distillery, which is another attraction in the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this location are found 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


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