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.


Brewers Bay is located on the island of Tortola, 1.3 miles north of Cane Garden Bay; it's three miles (four and a half kilometers) to the northwest of Road Town.

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 eateries to pick from in the neighborhood around this body of water. The most nearby place to eat to Brewers Bay is Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant, which serves Caribbean fare. The dining establishment is a slight distance away, but far-off enough that you may want to make advance plans for using a mode of transportation to travel there. Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant and Elm Beach Bar are some of the other food and drink options near Brewers Bay. At Elm Beach Bar you and your group will not want to leave without trying their specialty, barbecue, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy bays, and have the energy to view some others, might consider a trip to Shark Bay and Iormer Bay; the first and closest of which is a half mile to the northeast of this bay. Other kinds of nearby activities include Shark Bay National Park, which is a quarter mile away Tortola. Furthermore, you can think about heading over to Mount Healthy National Park, which is another attraction in the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

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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