Nail Bay, located on the west coast of Virgin Gorda, offers a secluded beach experience with white sand and mangroves and seagrapes, which surround the area. The area is popular with guests, as it is situated among the larger resort communities.
Located near the heart of the island of Virgin Gorda, 1.5 miles west-northwest of Santu Patia, Nail Bay is on the North West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. The beaches in the Virgin Islands aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Nail Bay is tamer than most, making it a good pick for those of you who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.
Access to the area is provided by a turn off that is connected to the island's main road. A parking area is provided by the Nail Bay Sugar Mill Ruins.
The bay features shallow, clear waters perfect for snorkeling and is surrounded by the island's dramatic green hillsides. Visitors are treated to a spectacular view of Long Bay to the east, along with the Mountain Bay hillside.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.
Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Virgin Gorda.is an easy taxi ride away, and it is one of the attractions in the area.
Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
|Historical Site||3.4 mi.||SSW||Virgin Gorda|
|Little Fort Ruins||Historical Site||3.8 mi.||SSW||Virgin Gorda|
|Copper Mine National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.4 mi.||S||Virgin Gorda|
|Copper Mine Ruins||Historical Site||4.4 mi.||S||Virgin Gorda|
Spanish Town is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Nail Bay, Spanish Town is a quick trip away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
How many other people you encounter at Nail Bay will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the area's smaller options.
You'll find a decent selection of hotels a car ride away. A list of the closest choices are seen in the table below.
|Leverick Bay Resort & Marina||1.6 mi.||E||Resort|
|Rosewood Little Dix Bay||2.8 mi.||SW||Resort|
|Virgin Gorda Village Hotel||--||--||Hotel|
|The Wheelhouse||3.3 mi.||SSW||Hotel|
|Bitter End Yacht Club||3.4 mi.||E||Resort|
|Saba Rock Resort||3.5 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Biras Creek Resort||3.7 mi.||E||Resort|
|Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel||4.0 mi.||SSW||Hotel|
If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Sugarcane Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.
The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.
|Sugarcane Restaurant||(284) 494-8000||Caribbean||Informal||0.4 mi.||SW|
|(284) 495-5482||Caribbean||Informal||1.4 mi.||S|
|Giorgio's Table||(284) 495-5684||Italian||Informal||--||--|
|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|
|Little Dix Bay Pavilion||(284) 495-5555||International||Informal||2.8 mi.||SW|
|The Pavilion||(284) 495-5555||--||Fine Dining||2.8 mi.||SW|
|Sand Box Restaurant||(284) 495-9122||Caribbean||Very Casual||3.0 mi.||E|
|Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grill||(305) 468-0168||International||Informal||3.4 mi.||E|
|The Almond Walk||(305) 468-0168||International||Informal||3.4 mi.||E|
Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Virgin Gorda will have lots of options besides Nail Bay.
You might also enjoy Leverick Bay, situated just a little ways away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Long Bay Virgin Gorda is just right. It's found a quarter mile to the north.
You may also want to consider 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.
The Virgin Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Nail Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Virgin Islands even more memorable.
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