Experience White Bay, Jost Van Dyke: Beautiful beach, lively bars, and the original Painkiller at Soggy Dollar Bar. Perfect for relaxing.

White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Experience White Bay, Jost Van Dyke: Beautiful beach, lively bars, and the original Painkiller at Soggy Dollar Bar. Perfect for relaxing.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

White Bay on Jost Van Dyke is one of the most iconic and beloved beaches in the British Virgin Islands. Known for its stunning white sand, turquoise waters, and lively beach bars, White Bay is a must-visit destination for sailors and beach lovers alike. The natural beauty of White Bay makes it an ideal place to relax and soak up the sun.
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Enjoy the Vibrant Beach Bars

White Bay is famous for its vibrant beach bar scene. Visitors come to "lime away" the afternoon at various beach bars along the shore.

Soggy Dollar Bar: Home of the Original Painkiller

No visit to White Bay is complete without stopping at the Soggy Dollar Bar. This legendary bar is the birthplace of the original Painkiller cocktail, a must-try for any visitor. The bar gets its name from the sailors who swim ashore from their boats, often with wet money, or “soggy dollars,” in their pockets.

Hendo's Hideout: Best Food on White Bay

For those looking for the best food on White Bay, Hendo's Hideout is the place to be. Located next to the Soggy Dollar Bar, Hendo's offers a fantastic menu with a variety of delicious dishes. The laid-back atmosphere and excellent service make it a favorite among visitors.

Ivan’s Stress-Free Bar: A Relaxed Vibe

Ivan’s Stress-Free Bar offers a charming and relaxed vibe, perfect for enjoying a cold drink and the beautiful surroundings.
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Activities at White Bay

Swimming and Snorkeling in White Bay

The calm waters of White Bay are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The reef provides excellent snorkeling opportunities with vibrant coral and diverse marine life.

Lounging and Relaxing

White Bay is all about relaxation. Whether you prefer lounging on the soft sand, floating in the clear waters, or enjoying a cocktail at one of the beach bars, White Bay offers a quintessential Caribbean experience.
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Important Considerations for White Bay Visitors

Anchoring and Mooring at White Bay

White Bay can get crowded, especially during peak season. It’s recommended to arrive early to secure a good spot for anchoring or mooring.

Access to White Bay

The beach is easily accessible by boat, and many visitors choose to swim ashore from their anchored vessels.

In front of the Soggy Dollar Bar

Preservation Concerns at White Bay

There are ongoing discussions about the impact of increasing tourism on the bay's environment and local businesses. Efforts are being made to balance visitor enjoyment with conservation.

Learn More About White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

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White Bay on Jost Van Dyke is a paradise for those seeking beautiful scenery, great food, and a lively beach atmosphere. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy the best of the Caribbean.

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