Brewers Bay Beach

Photo credit: © Chris Sanfino

Brewer's Bay, located on the northern coast of Tortola. If features an extraordinary stretch of light golden sand, with an incredible backdrop of dramatic green hills which overlook the beach. Unlike the beach with a similar name on St. Thomas, it's located in a secluded spot, and getting there can be an adventure. But, if you survive the steep descents and sharp turns, you'll be rewarded with a place of great beauty and quiet; in fact, you are likely to be the only ones visiting at the time. The beach offers prime snorkeling and radiant sunsets that should not be missed.

Set on the northern coast of the island of Tortola, You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Brewers Bay Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Virgin Islands may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Brewers Bay Beach, but are usually busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the area is more difficult than other locations on the island, as it requires a steep descent with numerous sharp turns. Only cars with four-wheel drive are encouraged to attempt the drive, while walkers should be in good physical condition.

Amenities and Ambiance

Brewer's Bay, a soft sand beach with protected waters, attracts nature lovers who camp nearby, and is a great spot for snorkeling and surfing the waters. Martin Point to the west and Anderson Point to the east enclose the area, framing the incredible turquoise bay for guests. The water is shallow thanks to the bordering points and are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Vacationers can take advantages of picnic tables at this beach, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

Restrooms are available at Brewers Bay Beach. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. High season opens its doors to cruise ships that dock along the shore at Brewers Bay and drop off lots of tourists, but at other times the atmosphere is casual with a nice mix of tourists and locals.

Brewers Bay Beach and its availability of comforts will be found inside a commonly visited area. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it should be a decent cause to make plans to visit and beat the crowds, like arriving earlier in the day. If you wait around, you could possibly not use all the amenities that this beach offers.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Brewers Bay Beach on the North West coast of Tortola. It's located near Callwood Historic Distillery, which is seen one and a quarter miles to the south-southwest, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Brewers Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Callwood Historic Distillery Historical Site 1.3 mi. SSW Tortola
John Lettsom House Historical Site 1.4 mi. SW Tortola
Sunday Morning Well Historical Site 2.0 mi. SE Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 2.1 mi. SE Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 2.2 mi. SE Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. SE Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 2.4 mi. SE Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 2.4 mi. SE Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 2.5 mi. SE Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 2.5 mi. SE Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 2.5 mi. SE Tortola
St. Michael Church Ruins Historical Site 2.5 mi. SW Tortola

Cities and Towns

The town of Road Town is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Road Town is a fairly short distance away, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. For those hoping to book a place that's near the water, the table below lists the closest accommodations to Brewers Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Brewers Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Quito's Ole Works Inn 1.2 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Rhymer's Beach Hotel 1.3 mi. SSW Tortola Hotel
Elm Beach Suites 1.3 mi. SSW Tortola Hotel
Myett's -- -- Tortola Hotel
Agape Cottages 1.3 mi. SSW Tortola Cottages
Heritage Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 2.2 mi. ESE Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 2.4 mi. SE Tortola Hotel
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 2.5 mi. SE Tortola Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant has Caribbean food. They also specialize in seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Brewers Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant (284) 495-4837 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. SW
Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant (284) 495-4639 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. SSW
Elm Beach Bar -- Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. SSW
Myett's Garden Grille (284) 495-9649 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 1.3 mi. SSW
Big Banana (284) 495-4606 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Callwood's Restaurant & Bar -- American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Village Cafe and Restaurant (284) 495-5544 Caribbean Informal 1.5 mi. SE
Happy Lion Restaurant (284) 494-2574 -- -- 2.0 mi. SE
Le Grand Cafe (284) 494-8660 French Informal 2.2 mi. SE
Virgin Queen (284) 494-2310 Caribbean, Eclectic, English Informal 2.2 mi. SE
Verandah Restaurant (284) 494-2501 Caribbean Fine Dining 2.2 mi. ESE
Rita's Restaurant (284) 494-6165 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Brewers Bay Beach.

You might also enjoy Cane Garden Bay, situated within a mile or so. 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 like Lormer Bay. It's located one and a quarter miles to the east-northeast.

Another option worth considering is Long Bay West, which is located four and a half miles to the south west. Long Bay West is a beautiful beach with breathtaking views where travelers can relax in style. The views and sunsets are spectacular and there's plenty of room for sunning, walking, or jogging.

Brewers Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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