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 eastern coast of the island of Tortola, 3.5 miles northeast of downtown Road Town, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. You will find that beaches like Little Bay are some of the best options in the Virgin Islands.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Little Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North East coast of Tortola; the area is home to other attractions such as Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found two miles to the south, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Road Town, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Little Bay, Road Town is just up the road, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay not far from Little Bay won't have a difficult time, as there are lots of hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown in the table that follows.

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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is The Turtle Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options located 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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Tortola, so if Little Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Elizabeth Beach, located a quarter mile away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Virgin Islands, and Little Bay is just one of the many options.


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