Discover Setting Point, Anegada in BVI: your charter gateway to the stunning north shore beaches.

Setting Point, Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Discover Setting Point, Anegada in BVI: your charter gateway to the stunning north shore beaches.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Why Setting Point, Anegada?

Setting Point, Anegada, is a cornerstone destination for our yacht charter adventures within the British Virgin Islands (BVI), distinguishing itself as a must-visit locale for its unrivaled beauty and tranquility. Unlike the more frequented, mountainous islands of the BVI, Anegada offers a unique allure with its low-lying limestone and coral geography, making it a paradise for those seeking serene beaches and exceptional snorkeling. Learn more about sailing to Anegada here.

Setting Point provides unparalleled access to some of the most pristine beaches, the world-renowned Horseshoe Reef, and a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere that embodies the essence of island life. Here, the adventure shifts from high seas to the wonders beneath the waves and the untouched beauty of its shores.

Let's cast off to the shores of Setting Point.
Sunset Setting Point, Anegada

Where is Setting Point, Anegada in the BVI?

Located on the northern tip of Anegada, the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands, Setting Point is the gateway to this coral island's splendors. Anegada is set apart from the rest of the Virgin Islands by its geography—being the only coral island in the volcanic BVI chain—and its secluded position, lying approximately 15 nautical miles north of Virgin Gorda.

Setting Point itself is a hub for visitors, offering a blend of docking facilities, cozy beach bars, and the primary entry point to Anegada's mesmerizing natural attractions. The area provides ample anchorage in its shallow, clear waters, and mooring options are available for those looking to explore the island's terrestrial and aquatic wonders.

For explorers with a deeper draft, nearby Pomato Point offers a good alternative for anchorage, placing you just a short distance from Setting Point’s amenities and the island's spectacular beaches.

Take a look at my recommended week-long  BVI Sailing Itinerary which includes a visit to Anegada.
Anchorage in Setting Point, Anegada

What to Do at Setting Point, Anegada in the BVI

  • Snorkel or Dive at Horseshoe Reef: Just a short trip from Setting Point, Horseshoe Reef is the fourth largest coral reef in the world, teeming with vibrant marine life and offering some of the best snorkeling and diving experiences in the BVI. The clear waters and abundant sea life make it a paradise for underwater adventurers. One of our favorite snorkel spots you can't miss is Flash of Beauty.
  • Explore the Pink Sand Beaches: Anegada is famous for its stunning, uninterrupted pink sand beaches. From Setting Point, you have easy access to these serene shores, where you can relax, sunbathe, or take a leisurely stroll along miles of breathtaking coastline.
  • Visit the Flamingo Pond Overlook: A must-see for nature enthusiasts, this bird sanctuary is home to a thriving population of flamingos. The overlook provides a fantastic spot to observe these majestic birds in their natural habitat, a serene experience that underscores the island’s unspoiled beauty.
Exploring Anegada's north shore in our truck
  • Kite Surfing and Windsurfing: The flat terrain of Anegada creates ideal conditions for kite surfing and windsurfing. For those seeking a thrill, the area around Setting Point offers perfect spots to catch the wind, with equipment rental and lessons available for all levels.
During calm conditions, we like to run out to the North Drop for some of the best fishing grounds in BVI
  • Fishing and Lobster Chasing: Anegada’s waters are rich with a variety of fish, making it a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. Furthermore, the island is renowned for its lobster, and many local restaurants serve up this delicacy, fresh from the ocean. For a unique experience, join a lobster chase and catch your dinner under the stars with the help of a local guide (lobster can only be taken by BVI residents)..
North shore beaches at sunset
  • Dine at Local Beach Bars and Restaurants: Setting Point and its surroundings boast several beachside establishments where you can savor local and international cuisine. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in freshly caught seafood while enjoying the island’s panoramic views and sunset.
  • Rent a Moke: To explore Anegada's flat landscape and hidden beaches, consider renting a moke, or a truck for bigger groups. This is a fun way to discover secluded spots and the island’s unique flora and fauna at your own pace.
Setting Point, Anegada
Anegada and Setting Point, with their unique landscapes, rich marine life, and untouched beauty, offer an unparalleled escape in the BVI. Whether you're diving into the depths of Horseshoe Reef, lounging on pink sand beaches, or dining on fresh lobster as the sun sets, Anegada promises an unforgettable yacht charter experience that will beckon you back time and again. Learn more here.

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