Sandy Cay Beach is the only speck of white sand beach on a small green island. The other coast of the island is rocky, but Sandy Cay Beach boasts soft sand and gentle waters.
Located near the middle of the island of Sandy Cay, near Jost Van Dyke, this beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Virgin Islands. While Sandy Cay Beach might be a little more difficult to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.
You can only get to Sandy Cay Beach by boat.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.
Sandy Cay Beach offers an angelic and tranquil enclave, especially since the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.
Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Sandy Cay; it's located near attractions like Belmont Archaeological Site, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting North Shore Shell Museum. It's not far from the shores at Sandy Cay Beach, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.
If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Belmont Archaeological Site||Historical Site||3.0 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|St. Michael Church Ruins||Historical Site||3.0 mi.||ESE||Tortola|
|North Shore Shell Museum||Museum||3.1 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|John Lettsom House||Historical Site||3.4 mi.||E||Tortola|
|Vigilant Sloop||Historical Site||3.5 mi.||S||Frenchman's Cay|
|Callwood Historic Distillery||Historical Site||3.6 mi.||E||Tortola|
|Fort Recovery||Historical Site||4.1 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|The Dungeon||Historical Site||5.2 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|Thornton Plantation||Historical Site||5.3 mi.||ESE||Tortola|
|Sunday Morning Well||Historical Site||5.8 mi.||E||Tortola|
|Scenic Trail||5.9 mi.||E||Tortola|
|1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum||Museum||6.0 mi.||E||Tortola|
The closest city to Sandy Cay Beach is Coral Bay, which is not overly developed, and it can be an interesting destination for those wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the coast, Coral Bay is found maybe six miles (ten kilometers) away.
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.
Guests seeking a hotel room close to the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest booking options by looking over those shown in the table that follows.
|Long Bay Beach Resort||3.1 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Sebastian's on the Beach||3.2 mi.||SE||Hotel|
|Sugar Mill Hotel||3.2 mi.||SE||Hotel|
|Quito's Ole Works Inn||3.6 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Rhymer's Beach Hotel||3.6 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Agape Cottages||3.7 mi.||E||Cottages|
|Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas||4.1 mi.||SE||Resort|
Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Sandy Cay Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Harris' Place. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood and steak.
The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.
|Harris' Place||(284) 495-9295||Caribbean||1.2 mi.||WNW||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 495-9271||Caribbean||1.2 mi.||WNW||Jost Van Dyke|
|Abe's by the Sea||(284) 495-9329||Caribbean||1.3 mi.||WNW||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 495-0218||Mediterranean||1.4 mi.||NW||Jost Van Dyke|
|Foxy's Restaurant||(284) 495-9258||Caribbean||2.6 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 495-9259||Caribbean||2.7 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant||(284) 495-9294||International, Tex-Mex||2.7 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 543-9016||Caribbean||2.7 mi.||W||Jost Van Dyke|
|(284) 495-4252||American, Caribbean, International||3.1 mi.||SSE||Tortola|
|Seaside Grill||(284) 495-4212||Caribbean, Continental||3.2 mi.||SE||Tortola|
|Sebastian's Beach Bar and Restaurant||(284) 495-4988||International||3.2 mi.||SE||Tortola|
Sandy Cay Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Sandy Cay.
You might also enjoy Apple Bay, located three miles away. Home to the renowned Bomba's Shack, a popular surfer's bar on the island, Apple Bay is a popular destination for watersports lovers. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Sandy Spit could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found a mile to the north.
You may also want to consider Great Harbour Beach, located two and a half miles to the west.
You may find that Sandy Cay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.
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