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 coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Though it's removed from some of the more heavily traveled areas, many visitors find this destination worthwhile as a way to escape the crowds.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


Set on the North West coast of Virgin Gorda; this area boasts other attractions such as Old Methodist Church, which is three and a half miles to the south-southwest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The closest town is , which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Spanish Town is a quick trip away, maybe four miles (six kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a good selection of hotel options to pick from close to the beach. The closest of which can be seen in the table that follows.

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
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel 4.2 mi. SSW Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to dine at a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Sugarcane Restaurant. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also known for serving hamburgers and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Long Bay Virgin Gorda
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sugarcane Restaurant (284) 543-9494 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
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Beach Grill (284) 495-5555 American, Caribbean Very Casual 3.2 mi. SSW
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill (284) 495-5555 Caribbean Fine Dining 3.2 mi. SSW
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Pavilion (284) 495-5555 International Informal 3.2 mi. SSW
Saba Rock Restaurant (284) 495-7711 International Informal 3.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Long Bay Virgin Gorda on Virgin Gorda.

You might also enjoy Leverick Bay, located only a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Nail Bay may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it a quarter mile to the south.

You may also enjoy Mahoe Bay, located within a short distance. 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 Long Bay Virgin Gorda is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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