Spring Bay National Park

Just east of one of Virgin Gorda's most popular attractions, the Baths, is Spring Bay. Established in 1964 as a National Park, this spot is favored for snorkeling and picnicking.

Because Spring Bay is a protected area, the marine life here is fantastic. This makes it a great spot for snorkeling. Those uninterested in snorkeling with find a little cove enclosed by boulders called The Crawl, which was once used to hold sea life by fishermen until they were ready to be sold in order to ensure absolute freshness. The well-manicured lawn that leads up to the sand is a great place to plan a picnic lunch and allow young kids to run free and get some energy out, as swings have recently been added to the property.

Location

Spring Bay National Park lies on the southwestern side of the island of Virgin Gorda, 5.9 miles south west of Leverick Bay; it's one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the south-southwest of Spanish Town.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the nature sanctuary, you're in luck, as you'll discover a wide variety of restaurants in the general vicinity. The most convenient restaurant to Spring Bay National Park is Sugar Apple, which serves up Caribbean meals. Also nearby, you and your group will encounter restaurants including Top of the Baths and Coconut Junction where you and your party will not want to ask for your check without taking a bite of their specialty seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Copper Mine National Park and Virgin Gorda Peak National Park; the first is 1.0 miles away from this nature preserve. Additional nearby attractions include Devil's Bay National Park, which is a quarter mile away Virgin Gorda. You might also want to think about checking out Copper Mine Ruins, which is another attraction in the area.

If a visit to the Spring Bay National Park isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Spring Bay National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Devil's Bay National Park -- 0.3 mi. (2.7 km) S 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historic Site 1.0 mi. (1.8 km) E 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort National Park -- -- -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historic Site -- -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Old Methodist Church Historic Site 1.5 mi. (0.3 km) NNE Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
VI Maritime Museum Museum 9.0 mi. (4.0 km) W 2.5 mi. East of Road Town Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historic Site 9.6 mi. (3.8 km) W 2.4 mi. Northeast of Road Town Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historic Site -- -- Kingstown Tortola

More Information

Hours

Guests are permitted to visit Spring Bay from sun up to sun down.

Cost

There is no charge to swim at Spring Bay.

Location: Virgin Gorda

Phone

(284) 852-3650

(284) 852-3650

Website

http://www.b-v-i.com/NationalParksTrust/

Email

info@bvinpt.org

 

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