Apple Bay Beach
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 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
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
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 / Lambert Bay
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. Also known as Lambert Bay, it 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.
Josiah's Bay Beach
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.
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.
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
VIRGIN GORDA BEACHES
A National Park made up of a series of small sea pools lying beneath a canopy of giant granite boulders. These sheltered light-filled grottoes create a unique setting to swim and explore. Snorkelling along the outside perimeter of both The Baths and Devil's Bay reveals an area rich in colourful fish and coral.
Devil's Bay Beach
This National Park is accessible by boat or by walking through the trails of The Baths. The beach is pure white sand and sprinkled with large granite boulders. Its deep blue waters make for excellent diving and snorkelling.
Mahoe Bay Beach
This remote quiet beach with vivid blue water is located north of Savannah Bay. The bay lies at the end of a tropically landscaped drive leading to a restaurant, beach resorts, and villas. Its gentle sandy curves and two picturesque reefs afford wonderful water activities.
Savannah Bay Beach
Located to the north of Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour and with spectacular sunsets, Savannah Bay is a beautiful long curving stretch of sand perfect for relaxing on the beach and swimming.
Spring Bay Beach
Sprinkled with boulders, this stretch of white sand is one of Virgin Gorda's loveliest and features some of The BVI's clearest waters.
Trunk Bay is one of a series of spectacular white sand beaches that line Virgin Gorda's western shore. Bordered by a private estate and a palm grove, Trunk Bay can be reached by boat or along a path from Spring Bay.
JOST VAN DYKE BEACHES
Great Harbour Beach
The island's arrival point with its white sandy horseshoe shape, offers a fabulous water sport facility with a host of friendly and casual beach bars and restaurants. Dinghy docks available.
Sandy Cay is a tiny island off the southeast coast of Jost Van Dyke that has a spectacular white sand beach perfect for sunbathing or snorkelling. A path leads to the cay's interior and just to its north is the smaller, but also beautiful, Sandy Spit (noted below).
Sandy Spit Beach
Totally remote but within reach by boat, this spectacular beach is definitely worth the trip! Enjoy marvellous snorkelling in a relaxed atmosphere.
White Bay Beach
With a long stretch of pure white sand, this palm-lined beach was voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by Caribbean Travel & Life. Protected by a great snorkelling reef, anchor close to shore and swim to the beach. Visit the award-winning beach bars.
Cow Wreck Bay Beach
Anegadians offer many stories as to how this beach got its name. Found on the north western end of Anegada, Cow Wreck Bay Beach is a pristine beach that features a small beach bar and restaurant, and a few villas.
Flash of Beauty Beach
With coral sand and crystal clear water, Flash of Beauty Beach features a unique trail of conch shells leading from the beach bar to the shoreline. In addition to beachcombing and sunbathing, excellent snorkelling is also found here.
Loblolly Bay Beach
Comprised of miles of secluded pristine beach, Loblolly Bay Beach is ranked as one of the world's best beaches. With a 360 degree lookout and a 50 foot walkout into the ocean, Loblolly Bay Beach features two beach bars and restaurants, as well as sun shelters and hammocks within the sea grapes.