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. 

Beach Choices In The Area

There are a large number of beaches to enjoy on the island. Whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you should find some appealing options. For more detail concerning any specific beach just click on the names of the ones you would like to know more about.

Cane Garden Bay

If you are hoping to snorkel, a place where that is an option is Smuggler's Cove. Snorkeling and swimming are popular in the calm waters of Smuggler's Cove.

Another good choice for snorkeling fans 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: 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.

Take a minute to read the following table to learn more about beaches located on the island.

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

Fortunately, Tortola offers other attraction types. For a better look at other attractions, read this page.

 

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