Sandy Cay Beach

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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 on the island of Sandy Cay, near Jost Van Dyke, this beach is on the South West edge of the island, You might want even if you are not staying nearby. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves might want to plan a visit to Sandy Cay Beach.

How to Access The Beach
You can only get to Sandy Cay Beach by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

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 in the area is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Sandy Cay Beach offers a quiet and tranquil environment, in part because the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Sandy Cay; this area boasts other attractions such as Belmont Archaeological Site, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip 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 could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 5.9 mi. E Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 6.0 mi. E Tortola

Cities and Towns

Sandy Cay Beach is near Coral Bay, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The closest town to Sandy Cay Beach is Coral Bay, which is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life. From Sandy Cay Beach, Coral Bay is a little ways off, maybe six miles (ten kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Travelers seeking a hotel room near Sandy Cay Beach won't find it that tough, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest hotel booking options by perusing those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Sandy Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Long Bay Beach Resort 3.1 mi. SSE Resort
Sebastian's on the Beach 3.2 mi. SE Hotel
Heritage Inn -- -- Hotel
Sugar Mill Hotel 3.2 mi. SE Hotel
Quito's Gazebo 3.6 mi. E Hotel
Elm Beach Suites 3.6 mi. E Hotel
Rhymer's Beach Hotel 3.6 mi. E Hotel
Myett's -- -- Hotel
Agape Cottages 3.7 mi. E Cottages
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas 4.1 mi. SE Resort


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Harris' Place. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood and steak.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Sandy Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Harris' Place (284) 495-9295 Caribbean 1.2 mi. WNW Jost Van Dyke
Sidney's Peace and Love (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
Foxy's Taboo Restaurant (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
Wendell's World (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
Sugar and Spice (284) 543-9016 Caribbean 2.7 mi. W Jost Van Dyke
Banana Keet Cafe (284) 494-5842 -- -- -- Tortola
(284) 495-4252 American, Caribbean, International 3.1 mi. SSE Tortola
Seaside Grill (284) 495-4212 Caribbean, Continental 3.2 mi. SE Tortola
Sugar Mill Restaurant (284) 495-4355 Caribbean, Eclectic 3.2 mi. SE Tortola

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Sandy Cay besides Sandy Cay Beach worth visiting.

You might also enjoy Apple Bay, located three miles to the southeast. Home to the renowned Bomba's Shack, a popular surfer's bar on the island, Apple Bay is a popular destination for watersports lovers. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Sandy Spit. It's located a mile to the north.

Vacationers may also want to visit Great Harbour Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the west.

Perhaps Sandy Cay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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