Vixen Point

Located on Prickly Pear Island, Vixen Point is a great spot for many of the more popular beach time activities like beach combing, snorkeling, and swimming. Vixen is the most popular beach on the island, and can be very crowded when a cruise ship is nearby.

Situated on Prickly Pear Island, 1.1 miles east-northeast of Leverick Bay, Vixen Point is on the South coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— might enjoy stopping by Vixen Point for a few hours. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach

Located on Prickly Pair Island in North Sound, this beach is only accessible by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounding Vixen Point, guests will find a well-equipped anchorage, as well as a bar and restaurant. The restaurant is called the Sandbox and stands out with its vibrantly painted blue green and purple walls. Thatched root tables are located right in the soft white sand iffering the only shade on the entire beach, and the view from the shore is of a nearby island. If you're interested in participating in watersports, you can rent windsurfing equipment at a shop right on the beach.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Vixen Point is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South coast of Prickly Pear Island; it will be near other attractions like Old Methodist Church, which is five and a half miles to the south west of this spot.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Vixen Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Methodist Church Historical Site 5.5 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historical Site 6.0 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.1 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historical Site 6.1 mi. SW Virgin Gorda

Cities and Towns

Vixen Point is very close to Spanish Town, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Spanish Town, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Spanish Town is found maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors will find a fairly good range of lodging options to pick from in the area surrounding Vixen Point. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Vixen Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Saba Rock Resort 0.7 E Hotel
Bitter End Yacht Club 0.7 E Resort
Biras Creek Resort 1.2 SE Resort

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Sand Box Restaurant. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in barbecue and seafood.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Vixen Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sand Box Restaurant (284) 495-9122 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Saba Rock Restaurant (284) 495-7711 International Informal 0.7 mi. E
The Almond Walk (305) 468-0168 International Informal 0.7 mi. E
The Crawl Pub (800) 872-2392 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. E
Winston's Bakery (284) 494-2746 Eclectic -- 0.7 mi. E
Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grill (305) 468-0168 International Informal 0.7 mi. E
Hog Heaven -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Fat Virgin's Cafe (284) 495-7054 Caribbean, Eclectic -- 1.2 mi. SE
Biras Creek Restaurant (284) 494-3555 Caribbean, European, International Informal 1.2 mi. SE
Hilltop Bar and Lounge (284) 394-3555 International Informal 1.2 mi. SE
The Cove (284) 340-3005 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. WSW
The Restaurant at Leverick Bay (284) 340-3005 International Fine Dining 1.2 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Prickly Pear Island will have lots of options besides Vixen Point.

Another location you might enjoy is Leverick Bay, located a mile to the west-southwest. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Angilla Point is just right. It's found two miles to the west.

You may also enjoy Brechers Bay, located one and a quarter miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but a trip to Vixen Point could end up a family favorite.

 

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