Long Bay West

Long Bay West is located on the British Virgin Island's most populated island and offers a mile-long beach area composed of soft, white sand. The water is calm to moderate, making it perfect for an exciting swim or a surf at high tide. Palm trees and small villas dot the entrance to the beach.

Located in Long Bay, 0.8 miles northeast of West End, Long Bay West is on the South West edge of Tortola. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Though you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Before you arrive, consider some of the Virgin Islands' most interesting options, like Long Bay West.

How to Access The Beach
Long Bay West is accessible by Long Bay Road and is open to the public, although the Long Bay Beach Resort sits on one side of it. Parking is roughly 30 feet from the beach, making it friendly to drivers and locals alike. Drivers need simply follow the major northern coastal road. A ferry terminal is provided on the southern side of the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sandy white beach is one mile long and bordered by coconut palms and seagrape trees. The surf, which comes in from the Atlantic, is moderate. Hills offer an amazing backdrop.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Since the Long Bay Beach Resort is located on part of Long Bay West, vacationers at the hotel spread out along the beach.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Long Bay West is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the South West coast of Tortola; it's located near attractions like Belmont Archaeological Site, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

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

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Bay West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Belmont Archaeological Site Historical Site 0.3 mi. E Tortola
Vigilant Sloop Historical Site 1.0 mi. SW Frenchman's Cay
Fort Recovery Historical Site 1.3 mi. SE Tortola
North Shore Shell Museum Museum 1.6 mi. NE Tortola
St. Michael Church Ruins Historical Site 1.8 mi. NE Tortola
John Lettsom House Historical Site 2.9 mi. NE Tortola
The Dungeon Historical Site 3.0 mi. E Tortola
Callwood Historic Distillery Historical Site 3.0 mi. NE Tortola
Thornton Plantation Historical Site 3.4 mi. E Tortola
Fort Charlotte Ruins Historical Site 4.8 mi. E Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historical Site 4.9 mi. ENE Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 4.9 mi. ENE Tortola

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Long Bay West is Coral Bay, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for visitors looking to check out the local scene. From the coast, Coral Bay is a fairly short distance away, maybe four miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Long Bay West is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Travelers trying to find a room not far from Long Bay West shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing what's listed below.

Accommodations near Long Bay West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Long Bay Beach Resort 0.2 mi. ESE Resort
Sebastian's on the Beach 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Sugar Mill Hotel 1.0 mi. E Hotel
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas 1.3 mi. SE Resort
Heritage Inn -- -- Hotel
Elm Beach Suites 3.0 mi. NE Hotel
Myett's -- -- Hotel
Agape Cottages 3.0 mi. NE Cottages
Rhymer's Beach Hotel 3.1 mi. NE Hotel
Quito's Gazebo 3.1 mi. NE Hotel

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is . The restaurant has both American and Caribbean dishes on the menu. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Long Bay West
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
(284) 495-4252 American, Caribbean, International 0.2 mi. ESE Tortola
Seaside Grill (284) 495-4212 Caribbean, Continental 0.6 mi. E Tortola
The Clubhouse at Frenchmans (284) 494-8811 French 0.9 mi. S Frenchman's Cay
Soper's Hole (284) 494-0740 -- 1.0 mi. SW Tortola
Sugar Mill Restaurant (284) 495-4355 Caribbean, Eclectic 1.1 mi. ENE Tortola
Pusser's Landing (284) 495-4554 American 1.1 mi. SW Frenchman's Cay
Frenchman's Slipway Restaurant (284) 495-4684 French 1.2 mi. SW Frenchman's Cay
Fort Recovery Restaurant (284) 541-0955 Eclectic 1.3 mi. SE Tortola
Banana Keet Cafe (284) 494-5842 -- -- -- Tortola
Big Banana (284) 495-4606 Caribbean -- -- Tortola
Callwood's Restaurant & Bar -- American, Caribbean -- -- Tortola
Myett's Garden Grille (284) 495-9649 Caribbean, Eclectic 3.0 mi. NE Tortola

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Tortola besides Long Bay West.

You may also enjoy Great Harbour Beach, located five miles away.

Perhaps Long Bay West is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Virgin Islands you might like.

 

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