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White Bay picture in British Virgin Islands
White Bay picture in British Virgin Islands
White Bay picture in British Virgin Islands
White Bay picture in British Virgin Islands
White Bay picture in British Virgin Islands
White Bay picture in British Virgin Islands

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  • Beaches, Neighborhood/Area Type
  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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    3.5
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On southern Jost Van Dyke, White Bay is one of the best beaches to relax with a drink in hand. Convenient to Great Harbour, nearly all the island's bars and several beachside cottages and villas, White Bay is almost always buzzing with activity. Many independent yachts and boats dock out in the water and passengers swim or dinghy to shore. The actual beach part of the area offers plenty of room for travelers to lay down their towels or set up their chairs to sunbathe, whereas the bars are a more rowdy party scene. Local joints like Soggy Dollar or One Love Bar and Grill have reasonably priced burgers and bar fare, but you can also get especially potent drinks. Ask for a painkiller, a coconut, pineapple and orange juice concoction drowning in dark rum and topped off with a little nutmeg: Rumor has, this drink got its start on Jost Van Dyke.   

Recent visitors described the sand as some of the softest they've ever felt and the beach as one of most beautiful they've seen. Travelers say there's definitely a party vibe once more people arrive for the day and some warn it may not be the best spot to bring children. White Bay is free to access and most travelers arrive by boat or catamaran. If you aren't arriving via a private or shared tour, you can reach the Jost Van Dyke via a series of ferries and taxis from the ferry port.

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