Spring Bay

Photo credit: © Andrew Warren

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.

Situated on the southwestern coast of the island of Virgin Gorda, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in the Virgin Islands might enjoy stopping by Spring Bay for a few hours. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally secluded 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. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you've been hoping to get in 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.

Be mindful that the immediate vicinity around Spring Bay is an urban area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Spring Bay on the South West coast of Virgin Gorda. It is near some interesting sites like Little Fort Ruins, which is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 close to Spanish Town, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town is Spanish Town, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Spanish Town isn't far off, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from some of the area's smaller options.

There is a fairly good variety of resort and hotel options to pick from near Spring Bay. The most convenient of which are listed in the table that follows.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Virgin Islands' specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Sugar Apple. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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
Water's Edge (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 -- -- --
Little Dix Bay Pavilion (284) 495-5555 International Informal 2.0 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Virgin Gorda, so Spring Bay is not your only option.

Travelers may also want to consider Little Dix Bay, which is located within a couple of miles.

Maybe Spring Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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