The following list provides a brief description of several of the most beautiful beaches. Make sure to visit as many as you can on your next vacation in Tortola.
The Apple Bay area, including Little Apple Bay, Cappoons Bay, and Carrot Bay, has a variety of beaches that are often narrow, sometimes rocky, but exciting nonetheless.
A special place, quite beautiful in a wild, rugged way fitting to this ocean coast, Brewer's Bay seems to attract those, among others, who are strongly attuned to nature. The beach here is excellent, protected by extensive coral reefs. Somewhat off the beaten path.
Cane Garden Bay
Just the other side of a short "airplane ride" by car from Road Town, Cane Garden Bay is the islands' most popular beach. Great for dining and entertainment, a beautiful anchorage and a center of water activity rentals, Cane Garden Bay is only truly crowded, and then only in its beach bar section, when a cruise ship or the British Navy docks in Road Town.
Sometimes the surf and undertow is strong since this is on Tortola's Ocean Coast and exposed to ground seas out of the North. Very seldom are many people here.
Lambert Bay Beach
This is an especially fine beach with similar undertow problems and very few people on this long, wide beach.
The ultimate in Caribbean beaches--palm trees, white sand, emerald reefs breaking with surf, its photogenic vistas. Popular but less crowded because it's harder to reach by land and cannot be reached by water.
Long Bay East
A secluded and pristine beach, long and lovely Long Bay East is reached by going to the airport past the toll booth and turning left at an opening to the salt marsh flats (avoid driving on them). Great for swimming (watch for the quick drop-off), seashell collecting, and its views to outlying islands.
A fascinating beach, with its own honor bar and bit of history, its classic cove shape and benign conditions make it everyone's favorite secret "hidden" beach.
More of a beach for exploring, Trellis Bay has a little of everything - artisan shops, a quaint market, an charming restaurant, watersports rentals and a long curving beach for beachcombing, hunting marine life, and snorkeling.
Hike down a bit from high up on Ridge Road (directly north of Road Town) to find the ultimate secluded beach on Tortola's Ocean Coast.