Exploring the Long Bay(s) of the British Virgin Islands
Lately, the water at local favorite, Cane Garden Bay, hasn’t felt fresh on the skin. Which could be due to the large amount of sailing boats that release waste in the harbor or sewage run off from residing community. In effort to stay healthy, while still enjoying the benefits of the sea, presently the solution has been to avoid heavily populated spots and hit less frequented beach areas. Thus bringing us to Long Bay(s), as there are two here in the Virgin Islands territory.
Below are shots from a recent visit to Beef Island, a tiny islet that hosts the only airport in the BVI. Clear waters that hardly see major traffic from the large scale boats, Long Bay beach is dotted with natural vegetation, including buttonwoods, mangroves and sea grasses. Be sure to keep your eyes open for stingray and jellyfish as you swim!