Sprat Bay Beach

A quiet, calm bay that is almost never crowded, this beach is lined by coconut trees and offers the ultimate tropical island shore experience.

Located near the center of Water Island, Sprat Bay Beach is on the South edge of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. You may notice that beaches throughout the Virgin Islands tend to be somewhat quiet, but Sprat Bay Beach is a little different.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Sprat Bay Beach is a bustling area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Water Island. It's located near Phillips' Botanical Garden, which is one of the area's attractions.

Historical attractions such as Hotel Ruins provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Sprat Bay Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about the Virgin Islands, without straying too far from the coastline. Actually, you'll find this spot only a brief walk or taxi ride away from this historical destination.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Sprat Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Phillips' Botanical Garden Botanical Garden 0.6 mi. W Water Island
Hotel Ruins Historical Site 1.0 mi. SW Water Island
Fort Segarra Historical Site 1.2 mi. SW Water Island

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Sprat Bay Beach who are seeking some additional excitement should think about going to Charlotte Amalie, since it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Virgin Islands. From the shore, Charlotte Amalie is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Sprat Bay Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Da Pizza Boat. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine. They are also known for serving pizza. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Sprat Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Da Pizza Boat -- Italian -- 0.8 mi. WSW
Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill (340) 227-5525 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. WSW
Heidi's Honeymoon Grill -- American Very Casual 0.8 mi. WSW
Enkai Sushi Bar (340) 774-6254 Japanese Very Casual 0.9 mi. N
Scoops & Brew (340) 690-2739 -- Very Casual 1.0 mi. NNW
Tickles Dockside Pub (340) 776-1595 American Very Casual 1.0 mi. NNW
Rum Shandy (340) 775-7861 American Very Casual 1.1 mi. N
Hook Line & Sinker (340) 776-9708 American Informal 1.1 mi. NNE
Alexander's Bella Blu (340) 774-4349 European, Mediterranean Informal -- --
Barefoot Buddha (340) 777-3668 -- -- -- --
Captain's Terrace (340) 714-1211 -- -- -- --
La Tia & Sons (340) 714-5515 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Water Island, so if Sprat Bay Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also want to consider Hull Bay, located three and a half miles to the north.

Perhaps Sprat Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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