Anegada, BVI – Socket

The road sign for the Cow Wreck Beach Bar and Grille is adorned with this cow skull. The story of the name "Cow Wreck Beach" is somewhat disputed. However, the conventional wisdom is that a ship passing in the 1800's crashed on the reef outside this beach and broke apart. It's cargo was cattle bones to be used for buttons, or perhaps to be crushed for fertilizer. Nonetheless, the wreckage came up on the beach and hence the name. Cow Wreck Beach is one of Anegada's two famous north-shore beaches. It is spectacularly beautiful with fine white sand. The restaurant there serves excellent food, including great conch fritters. There are also a few cottages along the beach for rent.