Cane Garden Bay Beach

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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.

Located in Cane Garden Bay, this beach is on the North West coast of Tortola. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. If you can't wait to escape the stresses of city life, you'll appreciate that the majority of beaches in the Virgin Islands are known for their privacy and seclusion. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are much more likely to visit Cane Garden Bay Beach, which has a wider range of amenities nearby.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cane Garden Bay Beach, 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. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Cane Garden Bay Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors looking for a break from the hot sun will not go leave unhappy. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. 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.

You should remember that Cane Garden Bay Beach's location is an urban area, which means you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

This is a great place for families due to the calm waters, making it safe for children. There are also many watersport suppliers along the beach. If you want to relax on a beach that has a refreshing treat, you're in luck. Manjack ice cream truck serves up the coldest sweets to beach-goers. You will also find beach bars and accommodations along the sands edge.

Cane Garden Bay Beach is a place to have fun -- live music, boaters, plenty of drink opportunities await visitors.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Tortola; it's located near attractions like Callwood Historic Distillery, which is less than a hundred yards to the south.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Cane Garden Bay Beach
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

Road Town is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Cane Garden Bay Beach, Road Town is a fairly short distance away, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. Cane Garden Bay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of lodgings within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options are displayed in the following list.

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


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Cane Garden Bay Beach
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
Callwood's Restaurant & Bar -- American, Caribbean -- -- 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
The Dove (284) 494-0313 Asian Fusion, French 2.4 mi. E Tortola
Dockside Bar & Grille (284) 494-2771 American 2.6 mi. E Tortola
Verandah Restaurant (284) 494-2501 Caribbean 2.6 mi. E Tortola

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Tortola, so if Cane Garden Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also like Brewers Bay Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it 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 solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Nanny Cay is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Vacationers may also want to visit Long Bay West, which is located three miles to the south west. 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.

While the Virgin Islands has many alluring attractions, a trip to Cane Garden Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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