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.

Situated in Oil Nut Bay, 2.0 miles east of Leverick Bay, Brechers Bay is on the East edge of Virgin Gorda. You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Brechers Bay is one beach that is not terribly crowded, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the East coast of Virgin Gorda. It is near some interesting sites like Old Methodist Church, which is a brief cab ride away, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The town of Spanish Town is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Spanish Town is found maybe six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a fairly good selection of resort and hotel options to choose from in the area that encircles Brechers Bay. The most convenient of which are listed 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

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grill is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features International food. They are also known for their soups. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to 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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Virgin Gorda, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also want to consider Mahoe Bay, located not a great distance away, which means a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice. 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.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Brechers Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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