Lormer Bay

Located on the northern coast of Tortola, Lormer Bay features a thin strip of sand surrounded by the island's famous green hills. Located in between Shark and Cooper Bay, the area is largely vacant. Access is limited to a local path.

Set on the island of Tortola, Lormer Bay is on the North edge of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The beaches in the Virgin Islands aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but Lormer Bay is a little bit further from the crowds, making it a good choice for travelers who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is difficult, particularly due to the island's steep hills and sharp turning paths. As such, the area is only recommended for the physically able.

Amenities and Ambiance

Lormer Bay is situated in between Shark and Cooper Bay on the northern coast of the island. The island's steep green hills provide the backdrop, while a small strip of sand offer an area to rest.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Lormer Bay is on the North coast of Tortola. It is near some interesting sites like 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, which is one of a few local attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Sunday Morning Well, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites to Lormer Bay.

If a visit to the Lormer Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Lormer Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 1.6 mi. SSE Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historical Site 1.7 mi. S Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 1.9 mi. S Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 2.0 mi. SSE Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 2.0 mi. SSE Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 2.0 mi. SSE Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 2.0 mi. SSE Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 2.1 mi. S Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 2.2 mi. S Tortola
Fort Charlotte Ruins Historical Site 2.4 mi. S Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 2.4 mi. S Tortola
Callwood Historic Distillery Historical Site 2.4 mi. SW Tortola

Cities and Towns

Lormer Bay is near Road Town, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The city of Road Town is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Road Town is just up the road, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors looking to find a place to stay near Lormer Bay are in luck, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from close-by. Find the closest lodging options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Lormer Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Treasure Isle Hotel 1.6 mi. SSE Tortola Hotel
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 2.0 mi. SSE Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 2.1 mi. SSE Tortola Hotel
Quito's Gazebo 2.4 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Rhymer's Beach Hotel 2.4 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Agape Cottages 2.5 mi. SW Tortola Cottages
Myett's -- -- Tortola Hotel
Elm Beach Suites 2.5 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Fort Burt Hotel 2.7 mi. SSE Tortola Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. The Village Cafe and Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Lormer Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Village Cafe and Restaurant (284) 495-5544 Caribbean Informal 1.4 mi. S
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant (284) 495-4556 Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. E
Happy Lion Restaurant (284) 494-2574 -- -- 1.6 mi. S
Verandah Restaurant (284) 494-2501 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.6 mi. SSE
Le Grand Cafe (284) 494-8660 French Informal 1.7 mi. SSE
Rita's Restaurant (284) 494-6165 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
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 -- --
Virgin Queen (284) 494-2310 Caribbean, Eclectic, English Informal 1.9 mi. S
Roti Palace (284) 494-4196 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Dockside Bar & Grille (284) 494-2771 American Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Lormer Bay on Tortola.

You might also enjoy Cane Garden Bay, found just a short distance away. Stunning views greet visitors from the road leading into Cane Garden Bay, where all forms of tourists and locals mix together in this eclectic community by the sea to enjoy one of the island's prettiest beaches. Others might prefer Tiny Trunk Bay, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located one and a quarter miles to the east.

Vacationers may also want to visit Lambert Beach, which is located three miles to the east.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Lormer Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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