Little Bay

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Little Bay, located on the northern end of Tortola, features a small beach surrounded by tropical plants and exciting hills. The area tends to be underpopulated due to its remote location, but the excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities and beautiful scenery reward adventurous explorers.

Located on the island of Tortola, 3.5 miles northeast of downtown Road Town, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. At Little Bay, you'll find that it has a private, undisturbed feel, but isn't too far from the town's major hotspots.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible by foot or four wheel drive vehicle, requiring visitors to take a bumpy track down to Little Bay from Lambert beach. Take caution, as it is fairly steep.

Amenities and Ambiance

The Little Bay beach features soft, white sand and calm waters. Palm trees and light rock formations surround both sides of the bay, giving visitors an awesome panoramic view.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Tortola. It is near Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of a number of local attractions.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found not a great distance away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

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 Little Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 1.1 mi. SW Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 2.1 mi. S Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 2.7 mi. SSW Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 3.4 mi. SW Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 3.5 mi. SW Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 3.5 mi. SW Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 3.5 mi. SW Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 mi. SW Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 3.7 mi. SW Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 3.7 mi. SW Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historical Site 3.7 mi. SW Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 3.7 mi. SW Tortola

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Little Bay, Road Town isn't far off, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers looking to find a hotel room close to Little Bay shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest booking options by perusing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Little Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Lambert Beach Resort 0.4 mi. SW Tortola Resort
Beef Island Guest House 2.8 mi. E Beef Island Guest house
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 3.3 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Pusser's Marina Cay Resort 3.3 mi. E Marina Cay Hotel
Scrub Island Resort and Spa 3.5 mi. E Scrub Island Resort
Village Cay Resort & Marina 3.5 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 3.6 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Fort Burt Hotel 3.8 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Prospect Reef Resort 4.1 mi. SW Tortola Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is The Turtle Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Little Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Turtle Restaurant (284) 495-2877 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar (284) 495-1646 International Informal 1.4 mi. SE
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant (284) 495-4556 Caribbean Informal 1.9 mi. W
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic Very Casual 2.1 mi. S
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International Very Casual 2.1 mi. S
Flying Iguana (284) 495-5277 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.6 mi. E
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean Fine Dining 2.8 mi. S
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- --
Loose Mongoose Restaurant (284) 495-2303 -- -- -- --
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian Informal -- --
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian Very Casual -- --
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Tortola has many beaches, so Little Bay is just one of your options.

You might also want to visit Elizabeth Beach, located within a short distance.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Little Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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