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Off Limits Areas/Beaches? #281471
05/01/2022 11:01 AM
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Traveling to BVI in a bit and have a question about beaches. We'd very much like to 'find' a spot, off the beaten path, where we could anchor, dingy to shore, and spend some alone-time on a beach. We realize the need to respect private land/areas but have no idea how to make such a determination from aboard.

Is there a guide or source to areas in the BVI where 'please don't come ashore' is shown?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Off Limits Areas/Beaches? [Re: ckamradt] #281475
05/01/2022 11:54 AM
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Have you gotten the Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands? It gives you a lot of information, a must have. In general, all beaches are public, excepting certain islands that are private and resort areas. These are detailed in the guide.

Re: Off Limits Areas/Beaches? [Re: ckamradt] #281482
05/01/2022 12:59 PM
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All beaches are public up to the high tide line, but the levels of welcome varies.


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Re: Off Limits Areas/Beaches? [Re: CarolinaSailor] #281483
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Originally Posted by CarolinaSailor
Have you gotten the Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands? It gives you a lot of information, a must have. In general, all beaches are public, excepting certain islands that are private and resort areas. These are detailed in the guide.


Ordered! Thank you!

Re: Off Limits Areas/Beaches? [Re: ckamradt] #281489
05/01/2022 04:06 PM
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Savanna/Pond Bay on VG has always fit that description for us. I've had whole days there where we're the only boat in the bay. It's a little tricky getting in and probably best to do it in good light and a bow spotter but take it slow and you'll be fine. In this video (please don't make fun of my cheesy video LOL) 0:45 to about 1:30 is Savanna. I think one other boat came in that day when we were having lunch, but other than that, it was just us. https://youtu.be/GNab83dlvTU

Re: Off Limits Areas/Beaches? [Re: ckamradt] #281491
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HiSavannah and Pond Bay were redlined by TMM when we had a boat with them. You want to be sure and check that first or it would likely go badly if something would happen to the boat while there . Some have white bay Lost listed as well. In summer it's often a favorite spot for the sailing schools and often have it pretty well covered with many boats anchored .

Re: Off Limits Areas/Beaches? [Re: ckamradt] #281514
05/02/2022 09:21 AM
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If not redlined, check out Eustatia Sound in settled conditions. Beaches nearby at Prickly Pear. Good snorkeling at the reef. Easier approach is from the north - check the Cruising Guide. You could also stay on a ball in North Sound at Saba/BEYC and take the dinghy over for a daytrip.

Re: Off Limits Areas/Beaches? [Re: Matt W] #281515
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Originally Posted by Matt W
If not redlined, check out Eustatia Sound in settled conditions. Beaches nearby at Prickly Pear. Good snorkeling at the reef. Easier approach is from the north - check the Cruising Guide. You could also stay on a ball in North Sound at Saba/BEYC and take the dinghy over for a daytrip.


second this recommendation


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