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.

Located in Oil Nut Bay, 2.0 miles east of Leverick Bay, Brechers Bay is on the East coast of Virgin Gorda. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Brechers Bay is one beach that is not an overly 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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the East coast of Virgin Gorda; the area is home to other attractions such as Old Methodist Church, which is six miles away.

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.

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 close to Spanish Town, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The city of Spanish Town is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Spanish Town is located roughly six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests will find a pretty good assortment of lodging options to choose from in the area around Brechers Bay. The most accessible of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Brechers Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Biras Creek Resort 0.0 NW Resort
Bitter End Yacht Club 0.6 NNW Resort
Saba Rock Resort 0.8 NNW Hotel

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Biras Creek Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and European cuisines. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Brechers Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Biras Creek Restaurant (284) 494-3555 Caribbean, European, International Informal 0.0 mi. NW
Fat Virgin's Cafe (284) 495-7054 Caribbean, Eclectic -- 0.0 mi. NW
Hilltop Bar and Lounge (284) 394-3555 International Informal 0.0 mi. NW
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

Other Beaches

Virgin Gorda has several beautiful beaches, and Brechers Bay is just one option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Mahoe Bay, located four miles away. 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.

You may find that Brechers Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Virgin Islands you might like.

 

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