Brandy Wine Bay

A perfect crescent shaped beach with unbelievably soft sand and bright blue waters, Brandy Wine Bay is surrounded in dark green rolling hills. Thatched umbrellas line the beach to escape from the endless sun. The warm, calm waters of the Bay are popular with boaters.

Located in Newport, Brandy Wine Bay is on the East coast of Tortola. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may really like a visit to Brandy Wine Bay. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's also not completely secluded.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the East coast of Tortola. It's located near St. Phillip's Church, which is one of the local attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to VI Maritime Museum. This museum is located only a brief walk or taxi ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Brandy Wine Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 0.5 mi. WNW Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 0.8 mi. NE Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 1.8 mi. N Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 2.0 mi. W Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 2.0 mi. W Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 2.0 mi. W Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 2.0 mi. W Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 2.1 mi. W Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. W Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 2.1 mi. W Tortola
Fort Charlotte Ruins Historical Site 2.2 mi. W Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 2.3 mi. WNW Tortola

Cities and Towns

Brandy Wine Bay is in the Road Town area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Road Town, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Road Town is just up the road, maybe two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests hoping to find a place to stay near the beach are in luck, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from close-by. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Brandy Wine Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Fort Burt Hotel 1.8 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Prospect Reef Resort 1.9 mi. W Tortola Resort
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 2.0 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 2.0 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 2.1 mi. WNW Tortola Hotel
Lambert Beach Resort 2.4 mi. N Tortola Resort
Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel 3.4 mi. WSW Tortola Resort
Beef Island Guest House 4.1 mi. ENE Beef Island Guest house
Agape Cottages 4.5 mi. W Tortola Cottages

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far away. Brandywine Estate Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Brandy Wine Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.3 mi. ESE
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International Very Casual 1.3 mi. ENE
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic Very Casual 1.4 mi. ENE
The Pub (284) 494-2608 International Very Casual 1.8 mi. W
Brisani's At The Reef (284) 494-2593 Caribbean, International -- 1.9 mi. W
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian Informal -- --
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian Very Casual -- --
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Callaloo (284) 494-7600 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Marias Restaurant (284) 494-2595 International Fine Dining 2.0 mi. W
D' Best Cup -- -- -- 2.0 mi. W
French Deli (284) 494-4518 French -- 2.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, Brandy Wine Bay is just one of many beaches you might like on Tortola.

You might also enjoy Nanny Cay, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Fat Hogs Bay. It's found a mile and a half to the northeast.

You may also want to consider Lambert Beach, located only a short distance away.

While the Virgin Islands has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Brandy Wine Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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