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 near the center of 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 should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may really like the middle ground found at Long Bay Virgin Gorda. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Long Bay Virgin Gorda is on the North West coast of Virgin Gorda. It's located near Old Methodist Church, which is a quick taxi ride's distance, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

If a visit to the Long Bay Virgin Gorda isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

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

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest choices are seen in the table 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
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel 4.2 mi. SSW Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Sugarcane Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach on Virgin Gorda will have lots of options besides Long Bay Virgin Gorda.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Leverick Bay, found within a mile or so. Others might prefer Nail Bay, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located a quarter mile to the south.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Mahoe Bay, which is located within a couple of miles. 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 find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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