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 toward the center of the island of Green Cay, close to Jost Van Dyke, this beach is on the North coast of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; less popular beaches like Green Cay Beach allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Green Cay Beach is on the North coast of Green Cay; it will be near other attractions like St. Michael Church Ruins, which is one of the closest attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but some visitors find that museums like North Shore Shell Museum (one of the closest to Green Cay Beach) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view the Virgin Islands' traditions and culture.

If a visit to the Green Cay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 a trip into the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Road Town is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Road Town is a car ride off, about six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay not far from Green Cay Beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the area. You can find the closest hotel booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Green Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Heritage Inn -- -- Hotel
Quito's Ole Works Inn 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can dive into the Virgin Islands' specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Foxy's Taboo Restaurant. The restaurant features Mediterranean food. It'll be found one and a quarter miles away.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

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

Green Cay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Green Cay.

Another location you might enjoy is Cane Garden Bay, situated 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. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Sandy Spit offers more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located a few hundred yards to the south.

You may also enjoy Great Harbour Beach, located three miles to the west.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Virgin Islands, and Green Cay Beach is just one of the many options.


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