Spring Bay

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Spring Bay, located on the southwestern coast of Virgin Gorda, offers crystal clear waters and golden sand for all varieties of beachgoers. Because of its location bordering the populated Baths on the island, the beach is a nice alternative to the massive crowds and for fun you can easily access it by swimming from The Baths.

Located on the island of Virgin Gorda, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Although the Virgin Islands has beaches that are more secluded than Spring Bay, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to attract beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is provided by a small path and carpark, which is located off of the island's main road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Spring Bay, which neighbors The Baths on Virgin Gorda, offers guests clear waters that are just perfect for snorkeling. The sands are soft and boulders are scattered along the shore, making this beach one of the best on the island. Palm trees dot the beachfront, providing shade for guests, while silhouetted hills make for vistas that will keep you entranced the entire day long.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. If available, you could also buy food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. Spring Bay borders The Baths, one of the major tourist attractions on Virgin Gorda; and although it is not as crowded, Spring Bay's shores still draw a crowd.

You should remember that Spring Bay's location is is a much-visited area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Spring Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South West coast of Virgin Gorda; the area hosts attractions such as Little Fort Ruins, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Spring Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Little Fort Ruins Historical Site 1.0 mi. NNE Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.1 mi. E Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historical Site 1.1 mi. E Virgin Gorda
Old Methodist Church Historical Site 1.4 mi. NE Virgin Gorda

Cities and Towns

Spring Bay is in the Spanish Town area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Spanish Town is the closest city and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Spanish Town is a fairly short distance away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent number of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Spring Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel 0.9 N Hotel
The Wheelhouse 1.5 NE Hotel
Virgin Gorda Village Hotel 1.7 NE Hotel

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Sugar Apple. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Spring Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sugar Apple -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Top of the Baths (284) 495-5497 Caribbean, Eclectic, International Very Casual -- --
Coconut Junction (284) 499-6357 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.8 mi. NNE
CocoMaya Restaurant (284) 495-6344 Asian Fusion, Latin American Informal 0.8 mi. N
The Reef Restaurant (284) 495-5252 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. N
Chez Bamboo (284) 495-5752 Asian, Cajun, International Informal -- --
Anything Goes Bar & Restaurant (284) 495-5244 -- -- 1.2 mi. NNE
Bath & Turtle Restaurant -- International, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.2 mi. NNE
Mermaid's Dockside Bar & Grill (284) 495-6663 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. NNE
Mine Shaft Cafe (284) 495-5480 Eclectic -- -- --
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Pavilion (284) 495-5555 International Informal 1.9 mi. N
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill (284) 495-5555 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.9 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Spring Bay.

You might also want to visit Little Dix Bay, which is located two miles to the north-northeast.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Spring Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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