Brewers Bay, Tortola
© dta Brewers Bay, Tortola
Brewers Bay is a secret hideaway - a perfect cove hidden away in a sheltered bay on the North Shore of the island. It is off the usual tourist trail, and is a more popular spot with locals at weekends. The requisite palm trees, lush tropical backdrop and turquoise blue sea are all here, but the sand is golden rather than white. The bay is beautifully unspoiled and never gets crowded; it only has two small beachside bars and a smattering of colourful homes on the hillsides nearby. Brewers Bay is home to some of the best snorkelling on Tortola. The sea is also great for swimming, although do watch out for the undertow if the surf is up in the winter months.
British Virgin Islands beaches have been voted the "best beaches" by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine.
Getting to Brewers Bay
Take the Huntums Ghut road out of Road Town and up the hill, until you reach the Ridge Road. About half a mile along the Ridge Road take a right turn down towards Brewers Bay. Follow the steep tarmac road all the way down until you reach a wooded area behind the beach.
Take the Joes Hill Road up onto the Ridge Road and cross the island on the Cane Garden Bay Road. At the top of the decent into Cane Garden Bay take the right turn and follow the road down into the western end of Brewers Bay.