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The Baths

Posted by Rebekah on April 16, 2018
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The Baths are located in the South of the West coast and are quite often affected by the swells.

Warning- there are reefs on the South and North points of the bay and mind the isolated hazard at the South entrance to Little Trunk Bay.

Mooring buoys are easy to spot, the depth increases quickly to over 10m. Dinghies are not allowed on the beach, you should tie your dinghy to the small blue buoys provided close to shore.

Useful Information

A Natural wonder due to its large granite boulders on land and sea. These volcanic lava left overs form a series of grottoes which have eroded into exciting shapes and caves. The trail leaves from Baths’ beach and goes through the caves. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get from Spring Bay to Devil’s bay through the caves. You’ll walk through boulders, tidal pools and squeeze through narrow passages. Then you’ll arrive to a beautiful sandy beach. To the north is Spring Bay, there’s a place called the Crawl, ideal for snorkeling.


The name Bath allegedly came from the practice of bringing newly arrived slaves here- slaves who’d managed to survive the treacherous journeys from Africa and other islands- to clean them up before offering them for sale. The boulders were created by a volcanic explosion about 50 million years ago.

Restaurants and Amenities

Lockers and bathrooms are available at the top of the Baths. Occasionally, there are vendors down at Spring bay.

Top Of The Baths

The only restaurant in the area, located at the top, near the entrance to The Baths. Serves local dishes, as well as classic burgers at moderate prices. Go for Oxtail or the Buttered Conch, but remember that the BVI is not known for it’s food or service.

Photo Credit: Matthew Petrillo
photo credit: Mark Goebel

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