If you feel constrained by boulder-strewn beaches or just want a change of scenery, then head to Savannah Bay, a white-sand beach about a mile north of Spanish Town. The sand is narrow but long with plenty of sea grape bushes for shade and the same exquisite white sand as other Virgin Gorda beaches. A handful of thatch-roofed beach shelters add to the appeal, and practicality, of spending the day here.
Savannah Bay is notably shallow a good distance out and is protected from swells, making it a good beach for small children or unsure swimmers and a good anchorage for yachts. It is also usually nearly empty, and a healthy offshore reef entertains snorkelers. The bay is a good place for running or walking in the early morning or late afternoon.
Getting to Savannah Bay
You’ll need a car or a taxi to get to Savannah Bay, but the journey is well worth it. There are no facilities, except a few trash cans.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition