The Best Beaches on Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Apple Bay

In the winter season, this stretch of beach enjoys waves of up to six feet and is a mecca for the BVI surf crowd. The world famous Bamba's Surf Shack also sits on the beach, making Apple Bay an ideal hangout to sip a drink and watch the sun go down.

Cane Garden Bay's Beach

The most popular beach in Tortola, Cane Garden Bay is great for dining and entertainment, with several beach bars and restaurants. With calm turquoise waters, the beach is particularly suited for snorkeling on the western end.

Josiah's Bay

Located in East Tortola, this is a surfing beach that doubles as a snorkeling spot when waves are calm. You'll see views of Guana Island and White Bay, and find a few beachfront restaurants with wallet-friendly prices.

Little Thatch

Expect a white sand beach, bowing palm trees and a shimmering blue sea.

Long Bay Beach

A perfect getaway for a day, this charming half-mile strip of soft white sand on the West End is easily accessible by road.

Smugglers Cove Beach

Great for swimming and snorkeling. The beach features helpful amenities, too, like a snack stand, floating beach mats, and snorkel rentals.

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