Green Cay Beach

Green Cay is a speck of an island east of Little Jost Van Dyke and extremely isolated. A few people may pepper this beach, but otherwise you'll be alone in paradise if you make the journey here.

Located near the heart of the island of Green Cay, near Jost Van Dyke, this beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Green Cay Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in the Virgin Islands may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Green Cay Beach, but are usually busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

Amenities and Ambiance

This is a lovely beach boasting soft white sand, gentle waters and a sandbar.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Green Cay Beach on the North coast of Green Cay. St. Michael Church Ruins is among the attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to North Shore Shell Museum, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Green Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Michael Church Ruins Historical Site 3.6 mi. SE Tortola
John Lettsom House Historical Site 3.7 mi. ESE Tortola
North Shore Shell Museum Museum 3.7 mi. SE Tortola
Callwood Historic Distillery Historical Site 3.8 mi. ESE Tortola
Belmont Archaeological Site Historical Site 3.9 mi. SSE Tortola
Vigilant Sloop Historical Site 4.6 mi. S Frenchman's Cay
Fort Recovery Historical Site 5.0 mi. SSE Tortola
The Dungeon Historical Site 5.8 mi. SE Tortola
Thornton Plantation Historical Site 5.8 mi. SE Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historical Site 5.9 mi. ESE Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 6.1 mi. E Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 6.1 mi. ESE Tortola

Cities and Towns

Green Cay Beach is in the Road Town area, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is Road Town, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Road Town is located roughly six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. Green Cay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular tourist destination, it usually isn't a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you are wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest accommodations to Green Cay Beach.

Accommodations near Green Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Heritage Inn -- -- Hotel
Quito's Gazebo 3.8 mi. ESE Hotel
Rhymer's Beach Hotel 3.8 mi. ESE Hotel
Elm Beach Suites 3.8 mi. ESE Hotel
Myett's -- -- Hotel
Agape Cottages 3.9 mi. ESE Cottages
Sugar Mill Hotel 4.0 mi. SE Hotel
Long Bay Beach Resort 4.0 mi. SSE Resort
Sebastian's on the Beach 4.1 mi. SSE Hotel
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas 5.0 mi. SSE Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Foxy's Taboo Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring Mediterranean food. It is located one and a quarter miles away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Green Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Foxy's Taboo Restaurant (284) 495-0218 Mediterranean 1.2 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
Harris' Place (284) 495-9295 Caribbean 1.5 mi. SW Jost Van Dyke
Sidney's Peace and Love (284) 495-9271 Caribbean 1.5 mi. WSW Jost Van Dyke
Abe's by the Sea (284) 495-9329 Caribbean 1.5 mi. WSW Jost Van Dyke
Foxy's Restaurant (284) 495-9258 Caribbean 2.7 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant (284) 495-9294 International, Tex-Mex 2.7 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
Wendell's World (284) 495-9259 Caribbean 2.8 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
Sugar and Spice (284) 543-9016 Caribbean 2.8 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
One Love Bar and Grill (284) 495-9829 Caribbean 3.4 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
Ivan's Stress Free Bar Restaurant (340) 513-1095 Caribbean 3.4 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
Jewel's Snack Shop (284) 495-9286 American 3.4 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
Coco Loco Beach Bar (284) 496-6854 Caribbean 3.4 mi. W Jost Van Dyke

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Green Cay, and Green Cay Beach is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Cane Garden Bay, situated four miles to the east-southeast. Stunning views greet visitors from the road leading into Cane Garden Bay, where all forms of tourists and locals mix together in this eclectic community by the sea to enjoy one of the island's prettiest beaches. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Sandy Spit offers more action, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's found a few hundred yards to the south.

You may also want to consider Great Harbour Beach, located three miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but Green Cay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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