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.

Located on the island of Tortola, Tiny Trunk Bay is on the North East edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should pay a visit to Tiny Trunk Bay. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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 concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the 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.

Since Tiny Trunk Bay will be found within a tourist hotspot, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North East coast of Tortola. It is near some interesting sites like Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is among the local attractions.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. It's located relatively close to Tiny Trunk Bay, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Road Town is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Tiny Trunk Bay, Road Town is not far away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you are wanting to find a place that's near the water, the table below lists the accommodations closest 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian Very Casual -- --
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian 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

Needless to say, Tiny Trunk Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng on Tortola.

You might also enjoy Cane Garden Bay, situated a quick car or cab 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. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Rogues Bay may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it a quarter mile to the east-northeast.

You may also enjoy Lambert Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but a trip to Tiny Trunk Bay could end up a family favorite.


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