Little Buck Island

Little Buck Island has sugar sand beaches covering nearly every inch of shoreline and a beautiful sand bar to boot. Enjoy the isolation and the fantastic view here.

Situated on Little Buck Island, near Beef Island, this beach is on the North West coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; beaches less-traveled like Little Buck Island make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach

While Little Buck Island is very near the shore of Tortola, you need a boat to get here.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Little Buck Island. It is near some interesting sites like VI Maritime Museum, which is located one and a quarter miles to the , and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as Josiah's Bay Plantation offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Little Buck Island, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about the Virgin Islands' past, without venturing too far from the coast.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Buck Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
VI Maritime Museum Museum 1.3 mi. W Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 2.2 mi. NW Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 2.4 mi. W Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 3.8 mi. W Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 3.8 mi. W Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 3.8 mi. W Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 3.8 mi. W Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 3.9 mi. W Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 3.9 mi. W Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 3.9 mi. W Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 3.9 mi. W Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 4.1 mi. W Tortola

Cities and Towns

Road Town is the closest town and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Little Buck Island, Road Town isn't far off, maybe four miles (six kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation spot, it is not usually a great challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. If you and your party are hoping to find a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest to Little Buck Island.

Accommodations near Little Buck Island
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Lambert Beach Resort 2.1 mi. NW Tortola Resort
Beef Island Guest House 2.1 mi. NE Beef Island Guest house
Pusser's Marina Cay Resort 3.2 mi. NE Marina Cay Hotel
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Scrub Island Resort and Spa 3.7 mi. NE Scrub Island Resort
Fort Burt Hotel 3.7 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 3.8 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 3.8 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 3.8 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Prospect Reef Resort 3.9 mi. WSW Tortola Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is CalaMaya. This restaurant has eclectic food. They are also known for serving salads and sandwiches. You can find it a half mile away.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Little Buck Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic 0.6 mi. W Tortola
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International 0.6 mi. W Tortola
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar (284) 495-1646 International 0.9 mi. N Tortola
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean 1.8 mi. WSW Tortola
Flying Iguana (284) 495-5277 Caribbean, International 2.1 mi. NE Beef Island
The Turtle Restaurant (284) 495-2877 Caribbean 2.1 mi. NW Tortola
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- Beef Island
Loose Mongoose Restaurant (284) 495-2303 -- -- -- Beef Island
Pusser's Marina Cay (284) 495-4554 American 3.2 mi. NE Marina Cay
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant (284) 495-4556 Caribbean 3.4 mi. NW Tortola
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian -- -- Tortola
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian -- -- Tortola

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Little Buck Island will have lots of options besides Little Buck Island.

You might also enjoy Nanny Cay, situated five and a half miles away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Fat Hogs Bay, which offers more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it a quarter mile to the west-northwest.

You may also enjoy Trellis Bay, located two miles to the northeast.

Perhaps Little Buck Island is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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