Tiny Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay, located on the western shore of Tortola, is a highly secluded beach surrounded by a palm grove and extensive tropical foliage. With little direct access beyond a footpath along the coast, the beach is rarely populated, so the soft sands and beautiful calm waters will be a private treat.

Set on the island of Tortola, Tiny Trunk Bay is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. It's often said that Tiny Trunk Bay is perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches in the Virgin Islands may be just as refreshing as Tiny Trunk Bay, but are usually more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is only accessible via boat or a small footpath from Spring Bay. As the path requires scaling small boulders, it is only recommended for those physically able.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on Tortola's Ocean Coast, Trunk Bay is a broad stretch of beach accessible by boat or through a rugged path from Spring Bay. Trunk Bay is situated north of Road Town, between Cane Garden Bay and Beef Island.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Visitors to Trunk Bay won't find many other people around, since it's such a secluded gem. If you're looking for action and crowds, this isn't the destination for you.

Keep in mind that Tiny Trunk Bay is in an area which is highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Tiny Trunk Bay is on the North East coast of Tortola. It is near Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of a number of local attractions.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. It's located relatively close to Tiny Trunk Bay, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Tiny Trunk Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 1.5 mi. E Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 1.6 mi. SSW Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historical Site 1.8 mi. SSW Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 mi. S Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 1.8 mi. S Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 1.8 mi. S Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 1.9 mi. S Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 1.9 mi. SSW Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 2.0 mi. S Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 2.1 mi. S Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 2.2 mi. SSE Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 2.3 mi. S Tortola

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Road Town is not far away, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not usually that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers hoping to find a place that's near the water, the following table shows the closest accommodation options to Tiny Trunk Bay.

Accommodations near Tiny Trunk Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Treasure Isle Hotel 1.5 mi. SSW Tortola Hotel
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 1.8 mi. S Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 2.0 mi. S Tortola Hotel
Lambert Beach Resort 2.0 mi. E Tortola Resort
Fort Burt Hotel 2.4 mi. S Tortola Hotel
Prospect Reef Resort 2.7 mi. S Tortola Resort
Quito's Gazebo 3.4 mi. WSW Tortola Hotel
Agape Cottages 3.4 mi. WSW Tortola Cottages
Rhymer's Beach Hotel 3.4 mi. WSW Tortola Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Tiny Trunk Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant (284) 495-4556 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. NE
Verandah Restaurant (284) 494-2501 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.5 mi. SSW
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian Informal -- --
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian Very Casual -- --
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Le Grand Cafe (284) 494-8660 French Informal 1.7 mi. SSW
Happy Lion Restaurant (284) 494-2574 -- -- 1.7 mi. SSW
Rita's Restaurant (284) 494-6165 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Dockside Bar & Grille (284) 494-2771 American Very Casual 1.8 mi. S
The Village Cafe and Restaurant (284) 495-5544 Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. SW
French Deli (284) 494-4518 French -- 1.8 mi. S
Calypso Cafe (284) 494-8158 Eclectic Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Tiny Trunk Bay is just one of many beaches you might like on Tortola.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Cane Garden Bay, found a short taxi ride away. Stunning views greet visitors from the road leading into Cane Garden Bay, where all forms of tourists and locals mix together in this eclectic community by the sea to enjoy one of the island's prettiest beaches. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Rogues Bay. It's located a quarter mile to the east-northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Lambert Beach, located within a short distance.

Perhaps Tiny Trunk Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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