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

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

The Baths tide times & sea state

Wed 16/10 »

Surf report for Wed 16/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
14:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 6mph
20:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:49
Sunrise06:11
Sunset17:54
Dark18:16

Thu 17/10 »

Surf report for Thu 17/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
14:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
20:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:12
Sunset17:54
Dark18:16

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
14:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
20:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:12
Sunset17:53
Dark18:15

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
14:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
20:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:12
Sunset17:52
Dark18:14

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
14:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
20:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:12
Sunset17:52
Dark18:14

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
14:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:51
Sunrise06:13
Sunset17:51
Dark18:13

Today's weather

Fair

27 °C
(80 °F)

Gentle breeze, 13.7 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

29.6°C / 85.3°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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