The Baths

The Baths beach
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Gigantic boulders and beaches caressed by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea combine to make this an idyllic setting in what has to be a top tourist destination. We are describing the stunning beach frontage of the fabulous area known as "The Baths", on Virgin Gorda, the third largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. We forgot to mention caves and caverns, which add to the mystical intrigue of this tropical paradise.

Formed as recently as 1990, the 7 acre National Park is framed by beaches and a rocky shoreline at the southwestern tip of Virgin Gorda, This geological masterpiece comprises awe-inspiring granite boulders, which form sheltered rock pools on the very edge of sand and shore.

This protected area extends to the famous Devil’s Bay, which is only accessible from The Baths using a labyrinth of walkways and ladders following narrow gaps between the rocks. Beachcombers of the more adventurous persuasion can opt to follow a well-defined path that snakes along a series of steps with handrails, and eventually leads to Devil’s Bay. It may not be far, but it takes time to negotiate...

The Baths is a popular area ideal for snorkelling and swimming. Facilities include bathrooms and lockers, which help in creating a safe and enjoyable experience in this natural environment. Access to the beach is also possible from the sea by dinghy, with special mooring buoys available for securing boats offshore while the occupants enjoy various water-related pursuits.

With a tropical climate in place, there is little to differentiate the seasons, which means that any time is good to visit Virgin Gorda and The Baths. When you are ready to explore this protected beach, entry fees for visitors are $3 for adults and $2 for children (16 and under). A modest outlay indeed for the incredible experience that awaits you.

The Baths Weather Info

5 Day The Baths UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

The Baths tide times & sea state

Fri 23/08 »

Surf report for Fri 23/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
14:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
20:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:01
Sunset18:39
Dark19:01

Sat 24/08 »

Surf report for Sat 24/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
14:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
20:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:01
Sunset18:38
Dark19:01

Sun 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
14:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
20:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:01
Sunset18:37
Dark19:00

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
14:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
20:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:37
Dark18:59

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
14:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 14mph
20:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:36
Dark18:58

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
14:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
20:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:35
Dark18:57

Today's weather

Light rain showers

28 °C
(82 °F)

Fresh breeze, 28.8 km/h from E

Sea temperature

28.9°C / 84.1°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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