The Baths

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The Baths National Park
TheBaths VirginGorda BVI.jpg
One of many baths found among scattered volcanic boulders
The Baths is located in British Virgin Islands
The Baths
Location of The Baths in Virgin Islands
Type Natural Area
Location Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Coordinates 18°25′46″N 64°26′43″W / 18.42937°N 64.445398°W / 18.42937; -64.445398Coordinates: 18°25′46″N 64°26′43″W / 18.42937°N 64.445398°W / 18.42937; -64.445398

The Baths are a beach area on the island of Virgin Gorda among the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.

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The Baths are situated about 1,2 miles (2 km) south off the maintown Spanish Town at the southern tip of the island between Spring Bay and Devil's Bay. The Baths are an area of unique geologic formations and one of the BVI's major tourist destinations.

The Area[edit]

At The Baths, the beach shows evidence of the island's volcanic origins, which deposited granite that eroded into piles of boulders on the beach.[1] The boulders form natural tidal pools, tunnels, arches and scenic grottoes that are open to the sea.[2] The largest boulders are about 40 feet (12 m) long.

Since 1990 the area has been a BVI National Park [3] as are the adjacent bays,[4] and the area is a major tourist attraction, with swimming and snorkelling being the main attractions.

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