White Bay Beach

Protected by a gorgeous coral reef system and lined with beach bars, White Bay Beach is a great spot no matter what your favored beach activities are.

Positioned near the middle of Peter Island, 5.8 miles south-southeast of downtown Road Town, White Bay Beach is on the South West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves might really enjoy an afternoon at White Bay Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

White Bay stretches for about a half a mile and is undeveloped outside of a few beach bars. The soft white sands are lapped by perfect turquoise waters, and the reef is so close to the shore that snorkeling is a must.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


White Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Peter Island. St. Phillip's Church is among the local attractions.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found five miles to the north, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near White Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 5.0 N Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 5.1 N Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 5.4 NW Tortola
Thornton Plantation Historical Site 5.5 NW Tortola
Fort Charlotte Ruins Historical Site 5.5 NW Tortola

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Road Town is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From White Bay Beach, Road Town is a little ways off, maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at White Bay Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Travelers looking for a place to stay close to White Bay Beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest lodging options by perusing what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near White Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Peter Island Resort & Spa 0.7 N Peter Island Resort
Prospect Reef Resort 5.0 NW Tortola Resort
Fort Burt Hotel 5.1 NW Tortola Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at White Bay Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Continental menu items. They are also known for their sandwiches. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near White Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill (284) 495-2000 Caribbean, Continental, Fusion 0.4 mi. N Peter Island
Tradewinds Restaurant (284) 495-2000 Caribbean 0.6 mi. N Peter Island
William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant (284) 340-8603 Caribbean 3.4 mi. SW Norman Island
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean 4.5 mi. N Tortola
Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant (284) 495-9084 Caribbean 4.7 mi. NE Cooper Island
Brisani's At The Reef (284) 494-2593 Caribbean, International 5.0 mi. NW Tortola
Callaloo (284) 494-7600 Caribbean, International -- -- Tortola

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Peter Island, of course, so if White Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Nanny Cay, situated five miles to the northwest. On the other hand, Deadman's Bay offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. You'll find it a half mile to the northeast.

Another option worth considering is The Bight, located three and a half miles to the south west.

Of course, the Virgin Islands has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but White Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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