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 near the heart of the island of Tortola, Lormer Bay is on the North coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, visitors frequently find this a worthwhile destination as a way to find some peace and quiet.

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 those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Tortola; this area boasts other attractions such as 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the nearest historical attractions is Sunday Morning Well, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the vicinity of Lormer Bay.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Road Town, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Road Town is not far away, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay near Lormer Bay won't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels to choose from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown 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 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is The Village Cafe and Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They are also famous for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are shown 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 -- --
Dockside Bar & Grille (284) 494-2771 American Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

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

You might also enjoy Cane Garden Bay, found just a little ways 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. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Tiny Trunk Bay. It's found one and a quarter miles to the east.

Another option worth considering is Lambert Beach, located not too far away, so a quick ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Lormer Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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