Elizabeth Beach

Elizabeth Beach, located on the northern end of Tortola and directly in front of the Lambert Beach Resort, provides visitors with an expansive stretch of white sand. The clear waters can get rough depending on the time of day, though calm periods offer easy swimming, so be sure to plan ahead. Access is provided by local roads, which lead to a small parking area, or easily by foot for resort guests.

Located on the island of Tortola, 3.2 miles northeast of downtown Road Town, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Oftentimes, travelers searching for their favorite beach in the Virgin Islands end up choosing one that is somewhat near the town's major conveniences, though somehow far from the typical beach-going crowd; that's the type of balance you'll discover at Elizabeth Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach area is available for drivers and walkers. A local road which leads to the Lambert Resort offers a small parking area for non-guests.

Amenities and Ambiance

Elizabeth Beach offers its guests an incredible view, both of Lambert Bay and the nearby Guana island. Well-manicured palm trees and beach chairs dot the island, thanks to the large Lambert Resort, that rests a few yards south of the beach area. While the waters are shallow, swimming is only recommended at quieter times, as the bay can become quite dangerous at times.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Elizabeth Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North East coast of Tortola. It is close to Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found two miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Elizabeth Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 0.9 mi. SW Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 1.9 mi. S Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 2.5 mi. SSW Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 3.2 mi. SW Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 3.2 mi. SW Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 3.2 mi. SW Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 3.2 mi. SW Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 3.2 mi. SW Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 3.4 mi. SW Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 3.4 mi. SW Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historical Site 3.4 mi. SW Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 3.4 mi. SW Tortola

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Road Town isn't far off, about three miles (five kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Elizabeth Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is in a fairly popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are hoping to book a place that's near the water, the following table shows the closest accommodation options to Elizabeth Beach.

Accommodations near Elizabeth Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Lambert Beach Resort 0.1 mi. SSW Tortola Resort
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 3.0 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Beef Island Guest House 3.0 mi. E Beef Island Guest house
Village Cay Resort & Marina 3.2 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 3.3 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Fort Burt Hotel 3.5 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Pusser's Marina Cay Resort 3.5 mi. E Marina Cay Hotel
Prospect Reef Resort 3.8 mi. SW Tortola Resort
Scrub Island Resort and Spa 3.8 mi. E Scrub Island Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can dive into the Virgin Islands' specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is The Turtle Restaurant. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Elizabeth Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Turtle Restaurant (284) 495-2877 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSW
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar (284) 495-1646 International Informal 1.5 mi. SE
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant (284) 495-4556 Caribbean Informal 1.7 mi. W
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSE
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSE
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean Fine Dining 2.6 mi. S
Flying Iguana (284) 495-5277 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.8 mi. E
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian Very Casual -- --
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian Informal -- --
Verandah Restaurant (284) 494-2501 Caribbean Fine Dining 3.0 mi. SW
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Tortola besides Elizabeth Beach.

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

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but taking a swim at Elizabeth Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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