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 might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. While the Virgin Islands has more secluded beaches than Little Bay, it retains the right amount of intimacy and natural beauty to appeal to couples and families alike.

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. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Little Bay is on the North East coast of Tortola. It is close to Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of a number of local attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting VI Maritime Museum. This museum is located only a brief walk or taxi ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

Not far away you'll find Road Town, a town which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Road Town is a quick trip away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it usually isn't a great challenge to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests hoping to get a place that's on or near the water, the following table shows the closest accommodations to Little Bay.

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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Virgin Islands' specialty dishes, without having to go far. The Turtle Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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 -- -- -- --
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian Very Casual -- --
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Little Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out on Tortola.

Vacationers may also want to visit Elizabeth Beach, located a quarter mile to the south west.

There's plenty to see and do in the Virgin Islands, and Little Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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