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 in , happily welcomes tourists rooming in this part of the Virgin Islands. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun.

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.

Brewers Bay is found on the island of Tortola, 1.3 miles north of Cane Garden Bay; it is 2.8 miles to the northwest of Road Town.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area is sharing fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Brewers Bay. Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant, which offers Caribbean meals, is also the most convenient dining option from this bay. The dining establishment is a slight distance away, but far enough that you may want to arrange for employing a mode of transport to travel there. Also nearby, you and your group will find eateries like Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant and Elm Beach Bar where you can not end your meal without trying their specialty, barbecue, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of bays, and are interested in visiting others, might consider seeing Shark Bay and Iormer Bay; the first and closest of which is a half mile to the northeast of this bay. Other kinds of local activities include Shark Bay National Park, which is a quarter mile away Tortola. You might want to also think about visiting Mount Healthy National Park, which is another attraction close by.

Bays are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

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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