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 southwestern coast of the island of Virgin Gorda, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in the Virgin Islands may want to give Spring Bay a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not dead and empty either.

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.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. 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.

Bear in mind that the region in which Spring Bay is located is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the South West coast of Virgin Gorda; the area is home to other attractions such as Little Fort Ruins, which is one of the closest attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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 very close to Spanish Town, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Spanish Town, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Spring Bay, Spanish Town is a quick trip away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.

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 on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Sugar Apple. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine.

The following table lists dining options near 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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Virgin Gorda, so Spring Bay is just one of your options.

You might also want to visit Little Dix Bay, which is located two miles away.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Spring Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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