The BVI are perfect for island hopping on a yacht charter. Since many of the beaches in the BVI are only accessible by boat, they are more secluded and pristine. Others are popular for a reason and well worth the crowds.
Check out the following beaches worth visiting in the BVI:
Loblolly Bay on the island of Anegada is ranked as one of the world’s best. Despite the number of tourist visits this distinction produces, it is still pristine and secluded. Loblolly Bay features a lookout that enables you to see in all directions as well as a 50-foot walkout into the water. Restaurants are nearby although you may prefer to relax on a hammock within the sea grapes.
The stunning beach on Cow Wreck Bay has a bar right on the beach, which faces the ocean reef lagoons, and other restaurants and villas are nearby. One story claims that cow bones washed ashore from nearby shipwrecks, providing the perfect moniker for this area.
Manchioneel Bay on Cooper Island has a casual beach that is a great snorkeling location with seagrass. The beach is shaded by palm trees and has a restaurant and a beach bar.
Jost Van Dyke has many beaches that are worth visiting, for example White Bay.
Sandy Spit (Sandy Cay) is a tropical island that’s ideal for yacht charters and snorkeling; however, it can get crowded. This stunning island is so perfect that it has been used in movies as a backdrop.
With its horseshoe shape, Great Harbor’s welcoming beach is the arrival point of the island. Many beach bars and restaurants, including the famous Foxy’s Bar, are nearby.
On the north shore of Peter Island is Deadman’s Bay. Its beach is one of the most beautiful of the Caribbean. It is good for snorkeling and there are restaurants and bars on the beach. Peter Island is perfect for yacht charters, since there are four other beaches on the island, some of which are only accessible by boat.
The island of Tortola has many beaches that are worth visiting, including the Apple Bay area, which includes three bays: Little Apple Bay, Cappoons Bay, and Carrot Bay. The beaches tend to be narrow and may even be rocky in some places, but this area is a hot spot for fun. Friday night fish fries and music floating through the banyon trees make for a memorable stay.
Brewer’s Bay, also on Tortola, is a rugged beach that is off the beaten track. This nature-lover’s paradise was formerly a location of sugar plantations and distilleries and ruins can still be seen on the beach and by the road. Those who love to snorkel and scuba dive visit Brewer’s Bay for the extensive coral reefs. Also, a group of travelers enjoy camping here each winter.
Cane Garden Bay is the most popular location on the island. This beach is long, curved, and sheltered from the winds. Many water sports are available and the night life has great entertainment, dining, and music. While all the activities do draw many tourists to this beach, it’s big enough not to get crowded unless a large ship docks in nearby Road Town.
Josiah’s Bay is one of Tortola’s isolated beaches. Since it’s on the Ocean Coast it has large waves and a strong undertow. However, this beach is a favorite of surfers, especially in the winter when the waves are the tallest. Perfect for sunbathing, Josiah’s Bay offers one small beach bar with restaurants nearby.
Another beach on the Ocean Coast is Lambert Bay (Elizabeth Beach). While not an ideal swimming location, due to strong undertows, this beach is a wonderful location to sunbathe or picnic under the shady palm groves.
The “secret” Smugglers Cove is secluded and tranquil with warm, clear waters and a gorgeous sandy beach. Snorkeling off the points is excellent, and sometimes sea turtles can even be seen swimming close by. This classically-shaped cove can be reached by a dirt road, which adds to the bit of mystery that surrounds it.
The island of Virgin Gorda has a National Park at Devil’s Bay, which includes The Baths. The beautiful white beach with deep, clear waters is boat accessible. The Baths are made up of giant granite boulders that hide little pools of sea water. They are perfect for exploring and snorkeling further out offers opportunity to view a variety of sea life.
Little Dix Bay is the ideal of what a beach should be. Tucked away in its own cove, the white sandy beaches are kissed by the calm, blue waters. Add coral reefs and a backdrop of mountains, and you’ve found Little Dix Bay.
Long Bay, aptly named, has a mile-long, white sand beach. It is so secluded that it’s best reached by yacht or perhaps four-wheel drive. A section is shaded in palm trees interspersed with sea grapes, where tropical birds can be spotted. The area is perfect for a relaxing swim.
The beach on Savannah Bay is just a beach. There is no commercial development. Instead, it is a long, curved stretch of beach that is great for sunbathing, swimming, building sand castles, or taking romantic walks.
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