Spring Bay Beach
Although it might be an alternative to Devil’s Bay and the Baths for some, Spring Bay is Bugbog’s favourite on Virgin Gorda because while it has a similar picturesque setting to Devil’s Bay it is prettier, more secluded and much less visited. For example on an afternoon in May there was nobody on Spring Bay at all while the Devil’s Bay and the Baths were occupied by at least 50 people and about a dozen yachts. Spring Bay water has almost no waves so it offers good snorkelling, especially around the Crawl at the southern end of the beach. It’s not accessible from the Baths except by boat, but has public access by land from Tower Road.
This celebrated beach is often busy with visitors particularly those who are arriving and leaving by boats as well as keen photographers so as a beach it is surely attractive but not exactly a relaxing one.
Next to the Baths and reached by a trail through the boulders forest, this is the bigger beach of the two. It is an excellent place to hang out after sightseeing the island and fighting past tourists at The Baths. Its clean, calm waters are fine for snorkelling.
Little Trunk Bay
Just north of Spring Bay and accessible by climbing over a few rocks, Little Trunk is as pretty as Spring Beach and rarely occupied. With less huge rocks around, it feels spacious!
North of Spanish Town, Savannah is one of the longest beaches on the island, a natural beauty with soft white sand fringed by vegetation. It is claimed by some visitors to be Virgin Gorda’s best beach. It’s usually deserted and peaceful unless a tour operator has arranged to bring a large snorkelling party along. Meaning the bay is a specially fine spot for snorkelling! But be aware of a strong currents and occasional riptides.
There are few facilities and you will need to protect your picnic from wild chickens. Get there via a short dirt road from North Sound Road or an easy hiking trail from Little Dix Bay.
Another unspoilt beach all to yourself more often than not, Long Bay is worth mentioning though getting there is not so easy. It can be found near Nail Bay resort. Travel along the road to get to the Nail Bay from the south until the road splits in two, take the left down toward the water. Long Bay offers great view of the Dogs, a group of islets, from the beach.
A perfectly located beach, Mahoe is protected from the currents of the Sir Frances Drake Cannel by reefs, and has a picturesque view of the Dogs Islands. This narrow but manicured beach is home to some of the island’s most secluded and luxurious resort villas.
Fallen Jerusalem National Park
North Lee Bay on this uninhabited island off Virgin Gorda is a Bird Sanctuary with massive volcanic boulders similar to those found in Devil’s Bay, the Baths and lot more!
The bay is almost as dramatic as the Baths and the beach is as secluded as Spring Bay and best of all is NOBODY THERE!
Enjoy some of the best diving and snorkelling in BVI, with underwater tunnels and caves, home to many nocturnal fish.