Virgin Gorda Peak National Park

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At 1370 feet above sea level, the Virgin Gorda Peak National Park is one of the only remaining examples of a Caribbean dry forest in the British Virgin Islands and even some of the surrounding island nations. The park was donated to the National Park System in 1974 and is now popular amongst hikers.

The view from the top of Virgin Gorda Peak is a panoramic look at the North Sound, and sometimes you can even see Anegada in the distance.

As you hike the trails to the Virgin Gorda Peak National Park you'll encounter a wide variety of vegetation from dry forest in lower elevation levels to moist forest in higher elevations. This park is home to one of the world's smallest lizards, the Virgin Gorda gecko. A picnic site is available at the top of the mountain.


Located on the island of Virgin Gorda, 1.6 miles south west of Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda Peak National Park invites guests lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check out the sights. In case you're wondering, Spanish Town is three miles (five kilometers) to the south west.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many eateries to choose from in the region surrounding the nature preserve. Sugarcane Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. Sugarcane Restaurant is a slight ways off, but far enough that you might want to make plans for using some mode of transport to visit there. Also close-by, you will find options like Rock Cafe & Sports Bar and Giorgio's Table where you should be sure to try a bite of Italian cuisine and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that are a fan of nature preserves, and would like to see others, might check out Prickly Pear National Park and Copper Mine National Park; the first is three miles to the northeast of Virgin Gorda Peak National Park. You'll find at least one or two other places of interest in the area, including Old Methodist Church, which is three miles away Spanish Town. Also, you might think about heading over to Little Fort National Park, which is another attraction not far away.

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

Attractions Near Virgin Gorda Peak National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Old Methodist Church Historic Site 2.9 mi. (0.3 km) SW Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort National Park -- -- -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historic Site -- -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historic Site 3.8 mi. (1.8 km) SSW 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Devil's Bay National Park -- 4.7 mi. (2.7 km) SW 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
VI Maritime Museum Museum 12.1 mi. (4.0 km) WSW 2.5 mi. East of Road Town Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historic Site 12.3 mi. (3.8 km) W 2.4 mi. Northeast of Road Town Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historic Site -- -- Kingstown Tortola

More Information

Location: North Sound Road, Virgin Gorda


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