Cane Garden Bay

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Great local dining and colorful entertainment can easily be found along the shores of Cane Garden Bay. Live music wafts across the bay every night for everyone to enjoy. Rent sailboats, kayaks, or other equipment to traverse the beautiful waters.

Set in Cane Garden Bay, this beach is on the West coast of Tortola. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Cane Garden Bay is the kind of shore where everyone from families to honeymooners congregate, and there's more than enough to keep them occupied - it's anything but dull.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cane Garden Bay, one of the most popular beaches on Tortola, is also one of the most beautiful with its soft sands, crystal clear waters, and nurturing palms. Step into paradise in this bay surrounded by lush tropical mountains and calm sea breezes.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. If available, you could also order some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The atmosphere at Cane Garden Bay is very colorful with a unique mix of local charm and casual tourists. Enjoy the low key beach bars for a true taste of the Caribbean that belongs to the locals.

Since Cane Garden Bay is found within a tourist hotspot, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Tortola; it's located near attractions like Callwood Historic Distillery, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If a visit to the Cane Garden Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cane Garden Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Callwood Historic Distillery Historical Site 0.0 mi. S Tortola
John Lettsom House Historical Site 0.2 mi. W Tortola

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Road Town is not far away, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Cane Garden Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rhymer's Beach Hotel 0.0 mi. SSW Hotel
Quito's Gazebo 0.0 mi. NNW Hotel
Elm Beach Suites 0.1 mi. SSW Hotel
Myett's -- -- Hotel
Agape Cottages 0.2 mi. SSE Cottages
Heritage Inn -- -- Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Cane Garden Bay; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Cane Garden Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant (284) 495-4639 Caribbean 0.0 mi. SSW Tortola
Elm Beach Bar -- Caribbean 0.1 mi. SSW Tortola
Myett's Garden Grille (284) 495-9649 Caribbean, Eclectic 0.1 mi. S Tortola
Big Banana (284) 495-4606 Caribbean -- -- Tortola
Callwood's Restaurant & Bar -- American, Caribbean -- -- Tortola
Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant (284) 495-4837 Caribbean 0.2 mi. N Tortola
Banana Keet Cafe (284) 494-5842 -- -- -- Tortola
The Village Cafe and Restaurant (284) 495-5544 Caribbean 1.8 mi. E Tortola
Sugar Mill Restaurant (284) 495-4355 Caribbean, Eclectic 2.1 mi. SW Tortola
Happy Lion Restaurant (284) 494-2574 -- 2.3 mi. E Tortola
Captain Mulligans (284) 494-0602 American 2.3 mi. SE Tortola
Virgin Queen (284) 494-2310 Caribbean, Eclectic, English 2.4 mi. E Tortola

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Tortola, of course, so if Cane Garden Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Brewers Bay Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located one and a quarter miles to the north-northeast. Brewer's Bay beach on the Ocean Coast is perfect for nature lovers who want to take in the scenery, unless it is high season when all the cruise ships drop off hoards of tourists on its shores. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Nanny Cay is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Long Bay West, which is located reasonably close-by, which means a quick cab ride is a solid choice. Long Bay West is a beautiful beach with breathtaking views where travelers can relax in style. The views and sunsets are spectacular and there's plenty of room for sunning, walking, or jogging.

Cane Garden Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Virgin Islands you might like.


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