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.

Positioned near the heart of the island of Green Cay, near Jost Van Dyke, this beach is on the North coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Green Cay Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in the Virgin Islands may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of Green Cay; this area boasts other attractions such as St. Michael Church Ruins, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting North Shore Shell Museum. This museum is relatively near Green Cay Beach, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, 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 close to Road Town, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The nearby town of Road Town is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Road Town isn't out of reach at six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is located in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not typically that tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodations closest 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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Foxy's Taboo Restaurant. The restaurant features Mediterranean food. It'll be found one and a quarter miles away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Green Cay Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Cane Garden Bay, located four miles away. 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. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Sandy Spit. It's found a few hundred yards to the south.

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

You may find that Green Cay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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