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The Baths

Unique and impressive rock formations, enclosed grottos, snorkeling, hiking and beautiful white sand beaches.

Scuba diving at The Baths.

Scuba diving in front of The Baths.

The Baths is a day-stop only that boasts a unique boulder formation that defines the southern end of Virgin Gorda. This formation of huge smooth rocks continues to the southwest to include The Blinders, a hazard to navigation, Fallen Jerusalem, a secluded and beautiful day anchorage and Broken Jerusalem, a line of boulders extending almost to Round Rock.

Going Ashore at the Baths

Devil’s Bay at The Baths

Getting ashore at The Baths can be a challenge. Maneuvering a dinghy in the surf while unloading passengers can be dangerous especially when...>>Full Story

There are no marine services ashore, but there are t-shirt sellers and a few hot dog stands. Mad Dog and The Top of the Baths restaurants are a short walk behind the beach. Top of the Baths can be contacted on Channel 16 or VHF 16 for reservations.

Hiking at The Baths

From your boat, the white sand beaches of The Baths look enticing for sunbathing and playing in the surf. Then you notice the number of snorkelers swimming around the surreal boulders following the fish and enjoying the underwater coral.

But what some don’t realize until they go ashore is the hiking trail through the boulders. It is rustic by any national park standard, but worth seeing. A hike entails walking though water-filled areas and scampering up steep rock faces, sometimes with a rope handrail to help or wooden stairs. Some parts of the walk requires crouching down low to clear the low rock overhang. Water shoes rather than bare feet are highly recommended. The trail works its way up, over and through the boulders between the main beach called The Baths and a small picturesque rounded bay called Devils Bay.

While one used to be able to moor in Devils Bay, both bays are now restricted to dinghies only. You can land in either bay, tie the dinghy up to the dinghy mooring line and walk between them if you like. Be careful when approaching either beach as both are steep and the swell can easily sweep your dinghy right into your embarking or disembarking guests’ legs. Most visitors swim in.

One of our favorite hikes is to continue following the trail past Devils Bay, through the brush, until you come to Stoney Bay. This very small bight is far from the crowds and can offer seclusion for swimming or sunning.

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