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 edge of Tortola. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. The Virgin Islands' beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Brandy Wine Bay is less exposed than the others, making it just the right spot for vacationers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Brandy Wine Bay is on the East coast of Tortola. It is near some interesting sites like St. Phillip's Church, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to VI Maritime Museum. This museum is located just a walk or cab ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 very close to Road Town, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Road Town is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Road Town is a quick trip away, about two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is in a relatively popular vacation spot, it typically isn't all that tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you're looking to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest options to Brandy Wine Bay.

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, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Brandywine Estate Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Italian and Mediterranean menu items. They are also famous for their seafood.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Tortola besides Brandy Wine Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Nanny Cay, found a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Fat Hogs Bay. It's found a mile and a half to the northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Lambert Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

The Virgin Islands has so much to offer, and dropping by Brandy Wine Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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