VIDEO: The Baths, Virgin Gorda

The Baths, Virgin Gorda

The Baths on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is a well-known beach featuring large granite boulders. The boulders give the beach an appearance similar to that of beaches in the Seychelles and make the beach a popular tourist attraction which can be particularly crowded when cruise ships are in port.

Eroded granite created the large, rounded boulders – the largest is about 40 feet long – that form natural tide pools and sea-facing grottos. Walking through The Baths requires climbing over boulders, walking on slippery surfaces and ducking and squeezing through tight spots making the area definitely not handicap accessible.

At the top of The Baths are a restaurant called appropriately enough, “Top of the Baths” (breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served, as well as cocktails), restrooms, and gift shops. If you arrive by taxi you’ll need to walk down several flights of stairs to get to the beach area. Fortunately, there is a bar down by the beach, but no restrooms. Water shoes are suggested.

HOW TO GET THERE

  • Fly into Virgin Gorda and grab a taxi
  • Cruise ship excursion
  • Charter
  • Private Boat

WHERE TO STAY

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