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 can be found on the island of Virgin Gorda, 5.9 miles south west of Leverick Bay; it is one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the south-southwest of Spanish Town.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area could be sharing a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this wildlife reservation. Sugar Apple, which has a menu full of Caribbean fare, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. Top of the Baths and Coconut Junction are additional restaurant choices near the nature preserve. At Coconut Junction you and your companions can't end your meal without sampling their specialty, seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Copper Mine National Park and Virgin Gorda Peak National Park; the first of which is 1.0 miles to the east of Spring Bay National Park. Additional nearby attractions include Devil's Bay National Park, which is a quarter mile away Virgin Gorda. You might also want to consider visiting Copper Mine Ruins, which is another attraction not far away.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

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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