Beaches of British Virgin Islands

Apple Bay Beach – Island: Tortola – Apple / Capoons Bay Beach is just over the hill from Long Bay. Here, on any day in season you can see at least a dozen surfers from all over the world. The bay is also known for its full moon parties at Bomba’s Surfside Shack, as well as the Friday night fish fries hosted by local residents under the banyon trees. In the evenings, you can usually find music playing at one of the bay’s two hotels and several local restaurants.

Brewer’s Bay Beach – Island: Tortola – North Shore
Brewer’s Bay, once the site of several sugar plantations and distilleries (hence its name) is just around the eastern point by boat or over a steep hill by car from Cane Garden Bay. Ruins can be seen on the beach and along the road going out of the bay to town. In winter, the campground here is home to an interesting group of travellers who return year after year. The water offers some of the best snorkelling on the island because of its many reefs.

Cane Garden Bay – Island: Tortola
Centrally located on Tortola’s north shore, Cane Garden Bay is a long, lovely, curved bay sheltered from heavy winds, making it a favoured anchorage for boaters. Attracting both tourists and residents, an abundance of activities can be found here: boating, windsurfing, water-skiing, and swimming. Some of Tortola’s most popular bars and restaurants line the beach, and island music can be heard at many of these spots nightly.

Elizabeth Beach
Island: Tortola – East End
Elizabeth Beach is without doubt, one of the widest on Tortola, providing sun worshipers plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the beautiful views of the British Virgin Islands.

Josiah’s Bay Beach – Island: Tortola – North Shore
This beach on Tortola’s East End has a long and wide swath of sand that makes it ideal for sunbathing. There is a small beach bar on the beach and several guest houses and restaurants nearby. At certain times in the winter when the waves reach their optimum peak, it is a favourite surfing spot.

Lambert Bay – Island: Tortola – North Shore
Lambert Bay, also known as Elizabeth Bay, is one of the north shore’s finest beaches and is a favourite picnic spot for residents because of its sheltering palm grove and fine white sand. A resort is located behind the beach.

Long Bay – Island: Tortola – Long Bay
Long Bay is a mile-long stretch of white sand beach, perfect for a tranquil sunset walk. A resort and several guest houses line the eastern portion of the beach. The western end, fringed with palms and seagrapes, offers greater solitude and good swimming.

Smuggler’s Cove – Island: Tortola – West End / Soper’s Hole
Located at the western-most end of Tortola, Smugglers Cove is secluded, sheltered, serene, and hard to reach. The road to it is unpaved, but passable. The water is exceptionally warm, clear, and calm. Snorkelling off both points is good and sometimes sea turtles can be found swimming close by.

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