Marina Cay Beach

Marina Cay is a beach on a tiny island off the South coast of Great Camence Island.

Located on the island of Marina Cay, in the vicinity of Beef Island, this beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Marina Cay Beach, since it's fun and active, but not usually over-crowded. If you want to avoid the Virgin Islands' highly secluded beaches, but don't want to fight the crowds every step of the way, Marina Cay Beach offers a good middle ground.

How to Access The Beach
You have to get to this beach by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

This tucked away coastline has velvet soft sand, gentle warm waters and plenty of privacy.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Marina Cay. It's located near Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of the attractions in the region.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found four and a half miles to the south west, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If a visit to the Marina Cay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Marina Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 4.3 W Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 4.3 SW Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 5.3 SW Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 6.5 WSW Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 6.6 WSW Tortola

Cities and Towns

Marina Cay Beach is close to Spanish Town, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Spanish Town, a city which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Spanish Town is located roughly six miles (ten kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is in a fairly popular tourist area, it usually isn't very difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers looking to get a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Marina Cay Beach.

Accommodations near Marina Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Pusser's Marina Cay Resort 0.0 SE Marina Cay Hotel
Scrub Island Resort and Spa 0.5 N Scrub Island Resort
Beef Island Guest House 1.2 SSW Beef Island Guest house


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Flying Iguana. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Marina Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Flying Iguana (284) 495-5277 Caribbean, International 1.1 mi. SW Beef Island
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- Beef Island
Loose Mongoose Restaurant (284) 495-2303 -- -- -- Beef Island
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar (284) 495-1646 International 2.6 mi. SW Tortola
The Turtle Restaurant (284) 495-2877 Caribbean 3.6 mi. W Tortola
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic 3.7 mi. SW Tortola
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International 3.8 mi. SW Tortola
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean 4.9 mi. SW Tortola

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Marina Cay Beach on Marina Cay.

You may also want to consider Trellis Bay, located one and a quarter miles away.

The Virgin Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Marina Cay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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