Brewers Bay

A relatively peaceful and quite beach on Tortola's north shore, the shore here is protected by barrier reefs which keep the waters calm enough for youngsters to frolic in the surf, and the older lot to get in some snorkeling. In fact, this spot is considered to be one of the best in the British Virgin Islands for the sport.

Golden sand, turquoise waters, and tall palm trees typify this British Virgin Island's haven. The best thing about the beach here is that the waters are shallow enough for kids to play. If you're lounging on the beach you'll catch a glimpse of the ruins of an old distillery from the 18th century, which is how the beach got its name.

Rarely crowded, snorkeling and swimming are popular at Brewer's Bay, though visitors should be aware of a looming undertow in winter months.


Located near the heart of the island of Tortola, 1.3 miles north of Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay always welcomes residents and visitors who are lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to enjoy a great time. If you're wondering, Road Town is three miles (four and a half kilometers) to the southeast.

To access Brewer's Bay, head out of Road Town on Huntums Ghut Road to the Ridge Road. A half a mile down the road is where you'll take a right towards the bay. Additionally, you can drive up Joes Hill Road onto Ridge Road, and cross the island on Cane Garden Bay Road. This will take you to the western end of Brewer's Bay.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of dining options to select from in the community around this bay. Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant, which serves up Caribbean fare, is also the most convenient dining option from this bay. Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant is only around a mile from this body of water, so stop in and place your order. Also within reach, you will have options including Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant and Elm Beach Bar where you and your party can't leave without sampling their specialty, barbecue, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that are a fan of bays, and would like to see others, should consider going to Shark Bay and Iormer Bay; the first and closest of which is 0.6 miles to the northeast of this page's natural attraction. Other kinds of nearby activities include Shark Bay National Park, which is a quarter mile away Tortola. Also consider making the trip to Mount Healthy National Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near Brewers Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Shark Bay National Park -- 0.3 mi. (4.5 km) NE 2.8 mi. Northwest of Road Town Tortola
Mount Healthy National Park -- 0.8 mi. (3.8 km) E 2.3 mi. Northwest of Road Town Tortola
Callwood Historic Distillery Historic Site 1.3 mi. (4.2 km) S Cane Garden Bay Tortola
John Lettsom House Historic Site -- -- Cane Garden Bay Tortola
J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens -- 2.3 mi. (0.8 km) SE Road Town Tortola
Old Recreation Ground -- 2.3 mi. (0.8 km) SE Road Town Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historic Site 2.3 mi. (0.7 km) SE Road Town Tortola
Up's Cineplex Other Activities/Excursions 2.3 mi. (0.7 km) SE Road Town Tortola

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