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 just outside the heart of the island of Tortola, Tiny Trunk Bay is on the North East edge of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Tiny Trunk Bay stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in the Virgin Islands may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually busier 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 concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, 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.

You should remember that the area right around Tiny Trunk Bay is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Tortola. It is close to Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, one of the closest museums, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 nearby town of Road Town is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Road Town is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually 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 vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests seeking a place to stay near Tiny Trunk Bay shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing those listed in the following table.

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 Ole Works Inn 3.4 mi. WSW Tortola Hotel
Agape Cottages 3.4 mi. WSW Tortola Cottages
Rhymer's Beach Hotel 3.4 mi. WSW Tortola Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in 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.

A list of nearby restaurants is included 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
Village Cay Restaurant (284) 494-2771 International 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

Other Beaches

Tiny Trunk Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit on Tortola.

You might also enjoy Cane Garden Bay, located 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. Others might prefer Rogues Bay, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a quarter mile to the east-northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Lambert Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Virgin Islands; then again, visiting Tiny Trunk Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Virgin Islands even more memorable.


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