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.

Located on the island of Tortola, Lormer Bay is on the North coast of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may find that Lormer Bay is just the right spot. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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.

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


Lormer Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Tortola. It is close to 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, which is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you want more information on the history of the Virgin Islands, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Sunday Morning Well, which is one of the closest places of historical significance to Lormer Bay.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

Not far away you'll find Road Town, a town which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Lormer Bay, Road Town is just up the road, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers seeking a room not far from the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing what's shown in the table below.

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 Ole Works Inn 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


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is The Village Cafe and Restaurant. This restaurant serves Caribbean food. They also specialize in seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

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 -- --
Village Cay Restaurant (284) 494-2771 International Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Tortola, of course, so Lormer Bay is not your only option.

Another location you might enjoy is 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. More active guests, though, may be interested in Tiny Trunk Bay, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located one and a quarter miles to the east.

You might also want to visit Lambert Beach, which is located not a great distance away, so a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

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


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