Sandy Cay, British Virgin Islands

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If you’re cruising the ocean by boat, make sure you stop at the uninhabited island paradise of Sandy Cay. You can practically maroon yourself on the picturesque desert island, with its white sands, lush palms, and clear blue waters. Experience the peace and quiet of the island and stroll along the untouched sands. There are no amenities here, so bring your own water, refreshments and food to enjoy a picnic on the sand. Make sure you take your rubbish with you. Plan your Sandy Cay visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jost Van Dyke using our Jost Van Dyke online attractions planner.
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  • It is beautiful and unspoiled. Great photo opportunity with island in the background and Cane Garden Bay in the distance. There were four or five buoys there with half of them empty by the time we.....  more »
  • This was one if my favourite spots in BVI! It’s not as popular and so beautiful! We anchored off shore and swam in. Some people take a dinghy but swimming is just easier. Bring shoes to shore...  more »
  • Exactly what you want from a BVI stop. Excellent exploring, excellent swimming, perfect views. A must stop during any trip through the islands. Quiet, remote, and beautiful.
  • It's a tiny spit of an island, was super windy the day we went via chartered boat from Tortola. The cross current make for some opposing wave action if you anchor on the NW-W side, so swimming onto shore is tricky, with a very steep 1m step-up once you reach the beach right at the wave break. I used fins, glad I did. Doesn't look like a good place to snorkel at all. Trees are there but many along the beach front look like they have been overturned, roots and all, monuments to the 200 MPH hurricane winds that scraped the area almost two years ago. Starting counter clockwise once on the beach, there was a little path up the south end that supposedly goes all the way around the little isle, but the path was very cluttered with debris from the hurricane 16 mos. ago. Eventually a clean up effort by the Park might be in order, I'm sure the locals are busy with all kinds of rebuilding and cleaning up. If you visit please take all of your rubbish away and keep this gem clean.

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