Fat Hogs Bay

Fat Hogs Bay, located on the eastern end of Tortola, features a numerous marinas and jetties, as well as a thin strip of white sand. The area is popular for boaters, while sunbathers may do well to choose a different beach on Tortola.

Located on the eastern side of the island of Tortola, 0.7 miles south-southeast of Parham Town, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Fat Hogs Bay stands out because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Virgin Islands may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Fat Hogs Bay, but are usually more cramped since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is provided on local roads that connect to Waterfront Drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

Fat Hogs Bay is surrounded by the island's lush green hills a smaller, private estates. Nearby Buck Island provides an incredible view, while the turquoise waters are typically filled with boats.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Tortola; it will be near other attractions like VI Maritime Museum, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

History-focused attractions such as Josiah's Bay Plantation are a nice compliment to the scenery of Fat Hogs Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about the Virgin Islands, without venturing too far from the coast.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Fat Hogs Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
VI Maritime Museum Museum 1.0 mi. WSW Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 1.8 mi. NW Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 2.1 mi. WSW Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 3.5 mi. W Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 3.5 mi. W Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 3.5 mi. W Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 mi. W Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 3.6 mi. W Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 3.6 mi. W Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 3.6 mi. W Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 3.6 mi. W Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 3.8 mi. W Tortola

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Road Town, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Road Town is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular tourist area, it shouldn't be very tough to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. For visitors looking to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Fat Hogs Bay.

Accommodations near Fat Hogs Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Lambert Beach Resort 1.7 mi. NW Tortola Resort
Beef Island Guest House 2.3 mi. ENE Beef Island Guest house
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Pusser's Marina Cay Resort 3.3 mi. NE Marina Cay Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 3.5 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Fort Burt Hotel 3.5 mi. WSW Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 3.5 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 3.5 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Prospect Reef Resort 3.6 mi. WSW Tortola Resort
Scrub Island Resort and Spa 3.7 mi. NE Scrub Island Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to dine at a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is CalaMaya. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their salads and sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Fat Hogs Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic 0.4 mi. SW Tortola
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International 0.5 mi. SW Tortola
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar (284) 495-1646 International 0.8 mi. NNE Tortola
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean 1.6 mi. SW Tortola
The Turtle Restaurant (284) 495-2877 Caribbean 1.7 mi. NW Tortola
Flying Iguana (284) 495-5277 Caribbean, International 2.2 mi. NE Beef Island
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- Beef Island
Loose Mongoose Restaurant (284) 495-2303 -- -- -- Beef Island
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant (284) 495-4556 Caribbean 3.1 mi. NW Tortola
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian -- -- Tortola
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian -- -- Tortola
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International -- -- Tortola

Other Beaches

Tortola has many beaches, and Fat Hogs Bay is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Nanny Cay, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. On the other hand, Little Buck Island offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it a quarter mile to the east-southeast.

You may also want to consider Elizabeth Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Fat Hogs Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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