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Long Bay Beach, Tortola

To_Long_Bay_Beach_Aerial Long Bay Beach, Tortola
Situated just east of Smuggler's Cove in Tortola's West End, Long Bay Beach offers several advantages for visitors to the British Virgin Islands. It is easily accessible by road and there's a lovely resort with restaurant and pool nearby with plenty of chairs provided free of charge for all comers!

Some visitors say they are not impressed with this lovely, mile long beach! They claim there's too much coral and stones close into shore. Well, perhaps that's true, if you choose to stay directly in front of the resort.

It's amazing how many people don't appreciate all that this beach offers. Kids get it and so do boogie boarders and stand up paddle boarders. Even a few surfers appreciate it's assets from time to time. If looking for a fabulous "swimming" beach, there is one just around the corner at Smuggler's Cove.


But ... if you stretch your legs and take a stroll west along the beach, you'll find a very nice, uncrowded patch of sand with excellent swimming. It's lovely right where I was standing to take the photo below. The house in the distance marks the end of this amazing beach which is just past the resort and Tropical Fusion Restaurant.

To_Long_Bay_Beach_Tortola Excellent swimming at this spot
To_Long_Bay_Beach_Boogie_Boarding Boogie Boarding at Long Bay Beach


Long Bay Beach Overview

Bottom Type: Sand with coral and rocks near shore at the resort. Lovely further west.
Swimming: Fair to Good depending upon where you are. Swimming is best at the west end of the beach.
Safe For Children: Sometimes and only under adult supervision. It can get rough.
Rip Current: Not under typical conditions, but it is not beyond possible.
Snorkelling: So So. Sometimes its good, other times, not so much!
Scuba Diving: No dive shops.
Water Toys: Some. Not a wide variety but the basics are there.
Beach Chairs: Yes and they're free! (Most places charge!)
Water Conditions: Minimal to medium wave action most of the time.
Bars & Restaurants: Yes. At the Resort.
Entertainment: Sometimes. Evenings only.
Washroom: Yes, at Terrace Restaurant if you are a paying customer.
Provisioning: No.
Hotels & Villas: Several private villas close by and at the Resort of course.
Area Description: Resort & Residential.
Access: Easy access by land. Not a suitable anchorage.


To_Long_Bay_Beach_1 Shot of Long Bay Beach
To_Long_Bay_Beach Wave action at Long Bay Beach