White Bay Beach

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A white sand beach on Jost Van Dyke island, White Bay is flanked by villas and hotels. There is also a heavy amount of greenery behind the beach, standing in contrast to the light colored sand.

Situated in White Bay, 0.6 miles west-southwest of Great Harbour, this beach is on the West edge of Jost Van Dyke. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of the Virgin Islands' beaches, but the ambiance at White Bay Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

Amenities and Ambiance

A long stretch of curving beach, this spot is very popular with boaters because its located on the smaller island of Jost Van Dyke.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Each country in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and the Virgin Islands is no different. One of the best places to experience the local specialties is right next to the coast. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as White Bay Beach is on the West coast of Jost Van Dyke. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Sandcastle Hotel, which is one of the closest hotels reachable from White Bay Beach, despite the lack of additional popular spots in the area.

Cities and Towns

White Bay Beach is very close to Road Town, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town is Road Town, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Road Town is found maybe nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Jewel's Snack Shop. This restaurant offers a menu of American food. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near White Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jewel's Snack Shop (284) 495-9286 American Very Casual 0.0 mi. NE
Ivan's Stress Free Bar Restaurant (340) 513-1095 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. ESE
Sandcastle Restaurant (284) 495-9888 International Informal 0.4 mi. W
Sugar and Spice (284) 543-9016 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. E
Wendell's World (284) 495-9259 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. ENE
Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant (284) 495-9294 International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.7 mi. ENE
Foxy's Restaurant (284) 495-9258 Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. E
Abe's by the Sea (284) 495-9329 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. E
Sidney's Peace and Love (284) 495-9271 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. E
Harris' Place (284) 495-9295 Caribbean Informal 2.1 mi. E
Foxy's Taboo Restaurant (284) 495-0218 Mediterranean Very Casual 2.2 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jost Van Dyke, so White Bay Beach is not your only option.

You may also enjoy Great Harbour Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile away.

White Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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