Nanny Cay

Nanny Cay Beach is on the tip of a peninsula on the south side of Tortola. The Nanny Cay Resort dominates the peninsula and restricts access to the beach.

Located in Nanny Cay, this beach is on the South coast of Tortola. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around the Virgin Islands will probably like Nanny Cay. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

Amenities and Ambiance

A popular white sand beach, with a wide strip of sand and a nice crescent shape. A marina is next to the beach so you'll see plenty of boats.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs will be available for guests seeking a shaded area to relax.

You should remember that Nanny Cay's location is is a much-visited area, which means the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Nanny Cay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South coast of Tortola. Thornton Plantation is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Old Government House Museum. This museum is located just a short distance away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Nanny Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Thornton Plantation Historical Site 0.3 mi. WNW Tortola
The Dungeon Historical Site 0.7 mi. WSW Tortola
Fort Charlotte Ruins Historical Site 1.6 mi. NE Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 1.8 mi. NE Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 1.9 mi. NE Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 2.0 mi. NE Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 2.0 mi. NNE Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 2.1 mi. NE Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historical Site 2.1 mi. NNE Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. NE Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 2.1 mi. NE Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 2.1 mi. NE Tortola

Cities and Towns

Nanny Cay is very close to Road Town, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Road Town is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Road Town is a fairly short distance away, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular tourist destination, it usually isn't a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you're looking to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodation options to Nanny Cay.

Accommodations near Nanny Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel 0.0 mi. N Tortola Resort
Prospect Reef Resort 1.6 mi. NE Tortola Resort
Fort Burt Hotel 1.8 mi. NE Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 2.1 mi. NE Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 2.2 mi. NE Tortola Hotel
Agape Cottages 2.4 mi. NW Tortola Cottages
Heritage Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Myett's -- -- Tortola Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 2.5 mi. NNE Tortola Hotel


When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is The Genaker. The restaurant offers a menu of eclectic food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Nanny Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Genaker (284) 494-2512 Eclectic Informal 0.0 mi. N
Peg Leg Landing (284) 494-0028 Eclectic Informal 0.0 mi. N
Captain Mulligans (284) 494-0602 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Callaloo (284) 494-7600 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Brisani's At The Reef (284) 494-2593 Caribbean, International -- 1.6 mi. NE
The Pub (284) 494-2608 International Very Casual 1.8 mi. NE
Capriccio di Mare (284) 494-5369 Italian Very Casual 1.9 mi. NE
Pusser's Road Town Pub (284) 494-3897 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. NE
Midtown Restaurant (284) 494-2764 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Dove (284) 494-0313 Asian Fusion, French Fine Dining 2.0 mi. NNE
Palm Terrace (954) 481-8787 -- Fine Dining -- --
Marias Restaurant (284) 494-2595 International Fine Dining 2.1 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach on Tortola will have lots of options besides Nanny Cay.

You might also enjoy Brewers Bay Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it three and a half miles to the north. Brewer's Bay beach on the Ocean Coast is perfect for nature lovers who want to take in the scenery, unless it is high season when all the cruise ships drop off hoards of tourists on its shores. If you're looking for something a little more private, Cane Garden Bay could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Long Bay West, which is located not too far away, so a quick ride in a taxi is a solid choice. Long Bay West is a beautiful beach with breathtaking views where travelers can relax in style. The views and sunsets are spectacular and there's plenty of room for sunning, walking, or jogging.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Virgin Islands, and dropping by Nanny Cay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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