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Anegada | A Charming Tropical Island

Anegada is the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands and lies 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda. It is the only inhabited British Virgin Island formed from coral and limestone. The other islands have volcanic origins.

While the other islands are mountainous, Anegada is flat and low. Its highest point is only about 28 feet above sea level, hence its name, the Spanish term for flooded land, “Tierra Anegada.”

Anegada, British Virgin Islands

At about 15 square miles, Anegada is the second largest of the British Virgin Islands. However, it is the most sparsely populated of the main islands. Most of the population lives in the only village, The Settlement.


On average, temperatures are always warm. The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature of 87°F) are August and September. Months with the lowest average high temperature of 73°F are January, February, March, and December.

September has the most rain and March has the least. Because evenings may be breezy, you may want to bring a light sweater or jacket.

Things to see and do | Anegada

Snorkel and Scuba Dive

Anegada Island offers a distinctive snorkeling experience with its three unparalleled dive spots. Among the most favored Anegada Island snorkeling destinations are Loblolly Bay, Flash of Beauty, and Cow Wreck Beach.

Snorkel or dive at Horseshoe Reef, the world’s fourth-largest barrier coral reef. This marine conservation area is ideal for spotting colorful fish and sunken ships.

Relax on the Beach

Enjoy a day at the pristine Cow Wreck Beach, Loblolly Beach, or Flash of Beauty Beach. The white sand and tranquil blue water make relaxing easy!


See the flamingos at Flamingo Pond, the elegant frigates soaring above the coastline, and hear various songbirds. It is an immersive birdwatching experience. Birdwatchers on Anegada often spot species such as brown pelicans, terns, plovers, and more.

Discover Local History

Visit the Faulkner House Museum and learn about Theodolph Halburn Faulkner. He was a political activist who played a vital role in Anegada history.


  • Enjoy Anegada lobster at The Wonky Dog restaurant.
  • The Lobster Trap is a stunning restaurant offering captivating views of sunsets and moonlit dining. The main dining area extends over the water. This friendly restaurant specalizes in Anegada-style grilled lobsters.
  • For on-the-beach dining, stop by Cow Wreck Beach Bar and Grill. This relaxed restaurant serves lobster, conch, fish, steak, ribs, and chicken.

Visit Anegada’s Unique Sights

  • Take a walk on the nature trail at Bones Bight. You might spot a rare rock iguana native to the island.
  • Anegada’s unique Conch Mounds are interesting natural formations. These mounds were created over time as people historically relied on conch fishing. The fishing led to the accumulation of many conch shells. Today the Conch Mounds play a role in supporting local plant and animal life.

Marinas | Anegada

The island does not have any marinas. However, you can find designated anchorage sites and moorings around most other islands.

Popular BVI Sites

  • Guana Island offers excellent snorkeling at Mountain Point.
  • Marina Cay The tarpon fish usually visit the yachts at night.