Long Bay Virgin Gorda

Long Bay, located on Virgin Gorda, provides a secluded beach environment that can only be reached by anchoring a boat. While this may make the area more difficult to get to, its calm waters and sandy strip of beach make it an appealing destination for the more adventurous.

Located on the island of Virgin Gorda, 1.7 miles west-northwest of Santu Patia, Long Bay Virgin Gorda is on the North West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The beaches in the Virgin Islands aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but Long Bay Virgin Gorda is a little bit further from the crowds, making it a good choice for travelers who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the area is limited to boaters.

Amenities and Ambiance

Situated between Nail Bay and Mountain Bay, the area is a nature-lover's paradise. Lush green hills protect the beach and shallow waters make for excellent swimming.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Virgin Gorda. It is near some interesting sites like Old Methodist Church, which is found three and a half miles away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Bay Virgin Gorda
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Methodist Church Historical Site 3.7 mi. SSW Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historical Site 4.1 mi. SSW Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.7 mi. S Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historical Site 4.7 mi. S Virgin Gorda

Cities and Towns

Long Bay Virgin Gorda is close to Spanish Town, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Spanish Town is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Spanish Town is a quick trip away, about four miles (six kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Long Bay Virgin Gorda will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly good range of booking options to pick from in the area that surrounds Long Bay Virgin Gorda. The most convenient of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Long Bay Virgin Gorda
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Leverick Bay Resort & Marina 1.6 mi. E Resort
Rosewood Little Dix Bay 3.1 mi. SSW Resort
Virgin Gorda Village Hotel -- -- Hotel
Saba Rock Resort 3.5 mi. E Hotel
Bitter End Yacht Club 3.5 mi. E Resort
The Wheelhouse 3.6 mi. SSW Hotel
Biras Creek Resort 3.7 mi. E Resort
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel 4.2 mi. SSW Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Sugarcane Restaurant. This restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Long Bay Virgin Gorda
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sugarcane Restaurant (284) 494-8000 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. S
The Cove (284) 340-3005 International Very Casual 1.6 mi. E
The Restaurant at Leverick Bay (284) 340-3005 International Fine Dining 1.6 mi. E
Hog Heaven -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Lighthouse Restaurant & Beach Bar (284) 495-7154 -- -- -- --
Rock Cafe & Sports Bar (284) 495-5482 Caribbean Informal 1.7 mi. S
Giorgio's Table (284) 495-5684 Italian Informal -- --
Sand Box Restaurant (284) 495-9122 Caribbean Very Casual 3.0 mi. E
Little Dix Bay Pavilion (284) 495-5555 International Informal 3.1 mi. SSW
The Pavilion (284) 495-5555 -- Fine Dining 3.1 mi. SSW
Saba Rock Restaurant (284) 495-7711 International Informal 3.5 mi. E
Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grill (305) 468-0168 International Informal 3.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Virgin Gorda besides Long Bay Virgin Gorda.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Leverick Bay, found only a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Nail Bay. You'll find it a quarter mile to the south.

You may also enjoy Mahoe Bay, located a mile and a half 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.

Perhaps Long Bay Virgin Gorda is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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