Savannah Bay

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Savannah Bay, located on Virgin Gorda, provides an incredible beach experience. The generous stretch of soft sand provides visitors with the perfect place to lay back and the lack of development almost guarantees that the beach will be free of tourists. The area is accessible by a dirt path off of the island's main road.

Located toward the center of the island of Virgin Gorda, 3.3 miles south west of Leverick Bay, Savannah Bay is on the South West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Though it's removed from some of the more heavily traveled areas, tourists frequently choose this beach as a way to find some peace and quiet.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach area is provided by a dirt path off of the island's main road (North Sound Road). It is recommended that drivers utilize a car with four-wheel drive to access the small parking area a few yards short of the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Savannah Bay is a meandering, long stretch of white sand that is situated in north central Virgin Gorda. The pristine beach is backed by lush vegetation and leads down to sparkling aqua waters. Reefs off of the coast make for excellent snorkeling, while the beautiful shallow waters invite visitors to jump in.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. Savannah Bay is a quiet beach that doesn't get too crowded, so visitors don't have to worry about not finding a spot to settle down.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Virgin Gorda; the area hosts attractions such as Old Methodist Church, which is one and a quarter miles to the south west.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Savannah Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Methodist Church Historical Site 1.2 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historical Site 1.6 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.1 mi. S Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historical Site 2.1 mi. S Virgin Gorda

Cities and Towns

Savannah Bay is close to Spanish Town, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Spanish Town is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Spanish Town is a quick trip away, about one and a quarter miles (two 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 nearby, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Savannah Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rosewood Little Dix Bay 0.8 mi. WSW Resort
Virgin Gorda Village Hotel -- -- Hotel
The Wheelhouse 1.1 mi. SW Hotel
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel 1.8 mi. SW Hotel
Leverick Bay Resort & Marina 3.2 mi. NE Resort
Bitter End Yacht Club 4.8 mi. NE Resort
Saba Rock Resort 4.9 mi. NE Hotel

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Virgin Islands' specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. Giorgio's Table is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Italian cuisine.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Savannah Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Giorgio's Table (284) 495-5684 Italian Informal -- --
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Beach Grill (284) 495-5555 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. WSW
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill (284) 495-5555 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.9 mi. WSW
Rock Cafe & Sports Bar (284) 495-5482 Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. NE
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Pavilion (284) 495-5555 International Informal 1.0 mi. WSW
Anything Goes Bar & Restaurant (284) 495-5244 -- -- 1.3 mi. SW
Bath & Turtle Restaurant -- International, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW
Mermaid's Dockside Bar & Grill (284) 495-6663 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW
Chez Bamboo (284) 495-5752 Asian, Cajun, International Informal -- --
The Reef Restaurant (284) 495-5252 Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. SW
Coconut Junction (284) 499-6357 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.8 mi. SW
CocoMaya Restaurant (284) 495-6344 Asian Fusion, Latin American Informal 1.9 mi. SW

Other Beaches

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

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Leverick Bay, located a short taxi ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Nail Bay could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north-northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Little Dix Bay, which is located three quarters of a mile away.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Savannah Bay is just one of the many options.

 

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