Great Harbour Beach

On the south side of Jost Van Dyke, this is a steep bay set well in from the coast and usually a little bustling. There are always at least a few boats on the water. Trees flank the shore, providing a little shade.

Located in the heart of Great Harbour, this beach is on the South edge of Jost Van Dyke. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Great Harbour Beach is by no means secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. This makes it a good option for travelers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is also a concession stand available.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Great Harbour Beach is on the South coast of Jost Van Dyke. It's located near the Sandcastle Hotel and any nearby accommodations, which is perhaps the most conveniently located booking option accessible from Great Harbour Beach, though you may not find too many additional popular spots you can reach quickly.

Cities and Towns

Great Harbour Beach is very close to Coral Bay, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Cities near Great Harbour Beach include Coral Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for guests who want to see more of the area. From the shore, Coral Bay is found maybe seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Sugar and Spice. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their sandwiches and seafood.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Great Harbour Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sugar and Spice (284) 543-9016 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. SW
Wendell's World (284) 495-9259 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant (284) 495-9294 International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
Foxy's Restaurant (284) 495-9258 Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
One Love Bar and Grill (284) 495-9829 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. W
Jewel's Snack Shop (284) 495-9286 American Very Casual 0.6 mi. W
Ivan's Stress Free Bar Restaurant (340) 513-1095 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. WSW
Coco Loco Beach Bar (284) 496-6854 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. W
Sandcastle Restaurant (284) 495-9888 International Informal 1.0 mi. W
Abe's by the Sea (284) 495-9329 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. E
Sidney's Peace and Love (284) 495-9271 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. E
Harris' Place (284) 495-9295 Caribbean Informal 1.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Jost Van Dyke besides Great Harbour Beach.

You might also want to visit White Bay Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile away.

Maybe Great Harbour Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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