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Beach camping is permitted in
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Camping is forbidden except in designated areas, and the prohibition is strictly enforced. Probably due to its strong sailing tradition, the British Virgin Islands have managed to convince tourists to do their camping on the water, anchored on an expensive charter sailboat, instead of staying in a cheap canvas/nylon shelter on land.

The strict no-camping enforcement helps keep the beaches clean for everyone.


Brewer's Bay Campground offers prepared sites that include a 10'x14' floored tent with beds, linen, stove and all cooking implements. It offers a few open spots for people who bring their own tents. Contact Brewer's Bay Campground, Box 185 , Road Town, Tortola; 284/494-3463. Rates are $35 for a prepared site, $10 for a primitive one.

Jost Van Dyke

White Bay Campground overlooks gorgeous White Bay Beach . Tented sites ($35) that accommodate 2 includes bed, electric lamp and ice chest. Primitive, bare sites ($15) face the beach. Call 284/495-9312. Anegada has two campgrounds.

Mac's Place Camping provides showers, toilets, grills and a dining area. Tents are $35 per night and prepared sites are $15-$35. Call 284/495-8020.

Neptune's Treasure overlooks a beach; tents are staked under palm trees. Showers are located outside, bathrooms inside the restaurant. Tents with foam mattresses, pillows and linens are $15-$25 per night, or $90-$150 per week. Bare tent sites are $7 per night. Call 284/495-9439.

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