Diamond Cay National Park - Jost Van Dyke

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Diamond Cay National Park
Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Diamond Cay National Park is located off Long Bay, Jost Van Dyke.

The 1.25-acre Diamond Cay is a bird sanctuary, home to such species as terns, boobies and pelicans.

Diamond Cay is part of a proposed protected area that would include the privately owned islands of Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit, a portion of Little Jost Van Dyke, plus the surrounding marine area.

Reasons for shielding more of the Diamond Cay region is to provide protection for the endangered leatherback turtles nesting on Sandy Cay and the 2 species of lizards living on Sandy Spit.

Diamond Cay has a split personality, geologically. The windward side displays the its volcanic heritage with rocky cliffs. On the leeward side, sandy beaches line the coast..

The area has several day anchorages close to vibrant reefs, for snorkeling, and a hiking trail on Sandy Cay.

Boaters need to be careful when anchoring in sand to avoid dragging the anchor and damaging the reefs.

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