Beaches on Tortola

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Most people consider Tortola to have the quintessential Caribbean beaches.  All feature wide, soft shores of white sands, crystalline waters of various blue hues and little pollution, thatch-roofed huts that serve as beach bars, and palm trees lining the shore, yet each has its own presence.  If you're interested in surfing and other high-intensity watersports try the beaches of the north shore, yet those who want to do little more than swim and sun will be satisfied no matter which beach they choose. 

The Area's Beaches

You'll discover several beaches to consider on the island. Regardless of whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Simply click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that particular beach.

Cane Garden Bay

A local beach where snorkeling is an option is Smuggler's Cove. Smuggler's Cove is a secluded beach on Tortola, but is easily accessible by car. The crescent-shaped beach has sugary white sand and the water is stunningly blue.

Another good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Green Cay Beach. Green Cay is a speck of an island east of Little Jost Van Dyke and extremely isolated. A few people may pepper this beach, but otherwise you'll be alone in paradise if you make the journey here.

Cane Garden Bay: 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 beaches on Tortola can be seen directly below.

Beaches On Tortola
Name Location Island Coast
Apple Bay 2.6 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola South West
Brandy Wine Bay Newport, Central Tortola Tortola East
Brewers Bay Beach 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Road Town Tortola North West
Cane Garden Bay 0.0 mi. North of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola West
Cooten Bay 2.1 mi. Northeast of Central Road Town Tortola North East
Elizabeth Beach 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Road Town Tortola North East
Fat Hogs Bay 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Parham Town Tortola North West
Green Cay Beach 2.7 mi. East of Central Jost Van Dyke Green Cay North
Guana Island Beach 3.7 mi. Northwest of Central Beef Island Guana Island South West
Josiah's Bay 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Road Town Tortola North East
Lambert Beach 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Road Town Tortola North East
Little Bay 3.5 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Road Town Tortola North East
Little Buck Island 2.1 mi. South West of Central Beef Island Little Buck Island North West
Long Bay East 0.9 mi. West of Central Beef Island Beef Island West
Long Bay West 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central West End Tortola South West
Lormer Bay 2.0 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Road Town Tortola North
Manchioneel Bay 0.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cooper Island Cooper Island North West
Marina Cay Beach 1.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Beef Island Marina Cay South West
Nanny Cay 2.1 mi. South West of Central Road Town Tortola South
Rogues Bay 2.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Road Town Tortola North East
Sandy Cay Beach 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Jost Van Dyke Sandy Cay South West
Sandy Spit 2.7 mi. East of Central Jost Van Dyke Sandy Spit South East
Smuggler's Cove 0.2 mi. North of Central West End Tortola North
Tiny Trunk Bay 1.8 mi. North of Downtown Road Town Tortola North East
Trellis Bay 0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Beef Island Beef Island North West

Bear in mind, you will find a nice selection of types of attractions. To read a more complete discussion of other attractions, read this article.

 

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