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 might want even if you are not 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 Nanny Cay is just the right spot. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be available for use to guests hoping for a relaxing spot in the shade.

With that said, you will need to see that even if there are luckily (BLANK) conveniences on-site at Nanny Cay, it can be located inside an active, busy area. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, there is a good idea to plan your visit out to beat all the other tourists, like showing up earlier when it is a little cooler. Or you may risk the amenities being overcrowded.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South coast of Tortola. It is near some interesting sites like Thornton Plantation, which is among the popular spots in the area.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Old Government House Museum (located a mile and a half away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new way to view the Virgin Islands' traditions and culture.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

The nearby town of Road Town is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Road Town isn't far off, maybe 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. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist area, it shouldn't be all that tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those looking to find a place that's on or near the water, the table below lists the accommodation options closest 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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Nanny Cay; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Peg Leg Landing. This restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic cuisine. 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 little ways away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Nanny Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Peg Leg Landing (284) 494-0028 Eclectic Informal 0.0 mi. N
The Genaker (284) 494-2512 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
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
Simply Delicious (284) 494-8766 -- -- 2.1 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Tortola, of course, so Nanny Cay is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Brewers Bay Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Cane Garden Bay is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Long Bay West, located three and a half miles to the west. 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 Nanny Cay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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