Brechers Bay

Breachers Bay, located on the eastern half of Virgin Gorda, offers a quiet beach area surrounded by private villas. The thin strip of golden sand meets with the moderate waters from the bay. Access is primarily limited to boats, as private property sits farther inland.

Positioned in Oil Nut Bay, 2.0 miles east of Leverick Bay, Brechers Bay is on the East edge of Virgin Gorda. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify the Virgin Islands' beaches, but the ambiance at Brechers Bay is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is limited to anchorage in the bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on a largely private portion of the island, the beach at Brechers Bay is fairly quiet, featuring soft sand and a beautiful panoramic view of the island's dramatic hills. The water itself can get fairly excitable, so be sure to pick the right tiem of day to swim.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the East coast of Virgin Gorda. It is close to Old Methodist Church, which is located six miles away, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Brechers Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Methodist Church Historical Site 5.8 mi. WSW Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.2 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historical Site 6.2 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historical Site 6.3 mi. WSW Virgin Gorda

Cities and Towns

Brechers Bay is near Spanish Town, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Spanish Town, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Spanish Town is located roughly six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a decent variety of rooming options to choose from in the area around Brechers Bay. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Brechers Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bitter End Yacht Club 0.6 NNW Resort
Saba Rock Resort 0.8 NNW Hotel
Leverick Bay Resort & Marina 2.1 W Resort

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grill. This restaurant has a menu featuring International food. They also specialize in soups. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Brechers Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grill (305) 468-0168 International Informal 0.6 mi. NNW
The Almond Walk (305) 468-0168 International Informal 0.6 mi. NNW
The Crawl Pub (800) 872-2392 Eclectic Very Casual 0.6 mi. NNW
Winston's Bakery (284) 494-2746 Eclectic -- 0.6 mi. NNW
Saba Rock Restaurant (284) 495-7711 International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
Sand Box Restaurant (284) 495-9122 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. NW
Hog Heaven -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Cove (284) 340-3005 International Very Casual 2.1 mi. W
The Restaurant at Leverick Bay (284) 340-3005 International Fine Dining 2.1 mi. W
Lighthouse Restaurant & Beach Bar (284) 495-7154 -- -- -- --
Sugarcane Restaurant (284) 543-9494 Caribbean Informal 3.9 mi. W
Rock Cafe & Sports Bar (284) 495-5482 Caribbean Informal 4.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Virgin Gorda, so if Brechers Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Mahoe Bay, located not too far away, which means a quick ride in a taxi is an easy option. The perfect strip of white sand at Mahoe Bay Beach drops into a blue lagoon surrounded by coral reefs. Perfect for swimming and snorkeling, this casual beach is also a wonderful spot for lounging in tranquility along its shores. With villas and a restaurant close by, Mahoe Bay offers everything to guests for their comfort.

There's plenty to see and do in the Virgin Islands, so visiting Brechers Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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