Spring Bay National Park is one of the many hidden treasures that is quietly nestled in Virgin Gorda. I say this because it is located right next door to The Baths which is a very popular tourist attraction in the British Virgin Islands and yet Spring Bay remains a gem that has little or no people on it.
When I arrived there was a huge green sign welcoming all visitors to Spring Bay National Park. Along the path to the beach, there were lots of palm trees and a variety of plant life that could almost resemble a public garden. It was beautiful. My stroll didn’t last very long because 10 minutes later I was at my final destination.
Gorgeous, serene and peaceful is how I would describe Spring Bay. To my surprise, there were picnic tables stationed throughout the sand. It seemed like the perfect place to have a family fun day, meet up with friends or spend time alone with your spouse. Unlike The Baths, that attracts hundreds of visitors a day, other than my team and I, there was no one else at Spring Bay National Park. I loved this!
A long stretch of white sand was decorated with large boulders that were scattered throughout the shoreline and in the water. History dictates that the boulders are the remanence of volcanic occurrences that took place hundreds of years ago. The boulders were like a work of art. Some were small and smooth, while others were extremely tall but slippery.
Since I was determined to climb one and sit at the top, I hiked up a large but horizontally wide boulder. Following behind me was a friendly dog named Sam. We sat next to each other and watched the aqua blue waves gently glide on the shore. The birds flew high in the sky and the sun shined beautifully above. Where I was sitting, I was able to see the Baths and the rest of the Spring Bay National Park. The view was fantastic and it was a moment of utter relaxation.
Afterwards, I went for a walk on the beach. There were paths in between the boulders that lead to isolated pools of water. I explored all of them for the fun of it.
Before I conclude, here are a few things that you should know. From the Baths, Spring Bay National Park is accessible by foot. It is free and there are lockers, a concession stand and outdoor showers to wash the sand off of your feet. The water is generally welcoming and there are lots of marine life that can be found while snorkeling around the rocks.
Overall, I had a fabulous day at Spring Bay National Park!
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