Beaches of  Tortola & the
British Virgin Islands
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Whatever your beach criteria, the great escape awaits...
     Whether you are a sun worshiper, a windsurfer, surfer or want to enjoy a good book under a tree or in a hammock, the  beaches of Tortola & the BVI can make your island getaway dream come true.
     There is a beach to suit every mood; you can socialize or be completely alone; dance until the sun sets or lazily snorkel above colorful reefs; body surf in thunderous waves or
 float in still water as warm as a bath.
     Roam the  beaches of Tortola & the BVI and you'll find at least one that will keep calling you back. Your biggest challenge may be to decide which beach to explore first.
Apple Bay Beach, Tortola, BVI Apple Bay Beach & Capoons Bay Beach, Tortola, BVI
Apple 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 Surf side 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.
Brewers Bay Beach Tortola BVI Caribbean Brewers Bay Beach, Tortola, BVI

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. 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 travelers who return year after year. The water offers some of the best snorkeling on the island because of its many reefs.
Cane Garden Bay beach, Tortola, BVI Cane Garden Bay Beach, Tortola, BVI

Centrally located on Tortola's north side, Cane Garden Bay
is a long, lovely, curved bay sheltered from heavy winds, making it a favored 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.
Josiahs Bay beach Tortola BVI Josiahs Bay Beach, Tortola, BVI

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 favorite surfing spot.
Lambert Bay Beach Tortola BVI Lambert Bay Beach, Tortola, BVI

Lambert Bay, also known as Elizabeth Bay, is one of the north shore's finest beaches and is a favorite picnic spot for residents because of its sheltering palm grove and fine white sand. A resort is located behind the beach.  
Little Lambert Beach Tortola Virgin Islands Little Lambert Beach, Tortola, BVI
Long Bay beach tortola bvi
Long Bay Beach, Tortola, BVI

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 sea grapes, offers greater solitude and good swimming.

Smugglers Cove Beach Tortola BVI Smugglers Cove Beach, Tortola BVI

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. Snorkeling off both points is good and sometimes sea turtles can be found swimming close by.
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