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.

Set near the heart of Great Harbour, this beach is on the South coast of Jost Van Dyke. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Many people find that their favorite beach in the Virgin Islands is one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; that's why somewhat secluded areas like Great Harbour Beach make good vacation hangouts.

Amenities and Ambiance

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South coast of Jost Van Dyke. Guests might consider staying at the Sandcastle Hotel, which is one of the closest places to stay accessible from Great Harbour Beach, even though there aren't many additional popular spots you can drive to.

Cities and Towns

Cities near Great Harbour Beach include Coral Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for visitors looking to check out the local scene. From the beach, Coral Bay isn't out of reach at seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Sugar and Spice. This restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also known for serving sandwiches and seafood.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Great Harbour Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit White Bay Beach, located three quarters of a mile away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Virgin Islands, and Great Harbour Beach is just one of the many options.


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