History, wildlife, farming, community
Fox Bay is a tiny settlement resting on a promontory jutting into a bay on the east coast of West Falkland. The entrance to the bay is flanked dramatically on each side by the East Head and the West Head mountains.
Fox Bay is a farming community with a population of 22. There is a range of public amenities which Government provides including power generation, water provision, the operation of the Fox Bay airstrip and the Post Office. The Post Office has its own postmark and is the only post office in the Falklands outside Stanley.
Fox Bay has a local village shop and a village hall called the Southern Cross Social Club, which also acts as our local pub. The Southern Cross Social Club is the only club on West Falkland open every weekend. The club prices are probably the lowest in the Falklands (£1 for a beer and £1 for a gin and tonic). Children are welcome in the Club at all times.
Fox Bay is situated in the centre of West Falkland which makes it an deal base for exploring West Falkland. West Falkland is similar in size to half of Northern Ireland but has a population of only 120.
We westers think that there's a of truth in the local expression "West in best" but don't take our word for it....come and judge for yourself :)
The next few pages outline some of the things we think visitors might like to see and do.