South of Tortola (on the south side of Sir Francis Drake Channel), Cooper Island, British Virgin Islands, is accessible by private boat, charter yacht, or a ferry that leaves from Port Purcell in Road Town. The little island, only 1.5 mi/2 km long and 0.5 mi/1 km wide, offers swimming and a small pebbly beach with good snorkeling at its southern end. However, soft sand can be felt on the Manchioneel Bay beach at the northwest side of Cooper Island.
The island has overnight accommodations at the Cooper Island Beach Club. You can also eat lunch and dinner at the eponymously named restaurant, which offers free Wi-Fi to customers. Phone 284-495-9084. http://www.cooperislandbeachclub.com.
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