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Josiah's Bay

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Address: Tortola

A lovely beach sweeping for half a mile, which provides a great place to...

A lovely beach sweeping for half a mile, which provides a great place to swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax and watch the pelicans dive for fish.


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Favorite beach in Tortola

Incredible beach. We love to body surf and this beach lets us enjoy that. The waves are so much fun to play in. Exhausted by the end of the day. It isn't very crowded. Also the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible beach. We love to body surf and this beach lets us enjoy that. The waves are so much fun to play in. Exhausted by the end of the day. It isn't very crowded. Also the food is very good and reasonable.

Thank MaSam
Nashville, Tennessee
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748 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great beach with very few people. It has an interesting history too as it was a plantation that grew sweet potatoes on one side and sugar cane on the other. There are no more ruins from that time but it is a lovey beach.

Thank fizzy1991
Elmhurst, Illinois
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151 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Such a peaceful beach first thing in the morning, when no one else has arrived. We really enjoyed just watching the waves come in, and at times crash against the rocks and bring up big spray. Just gorgeous!

Thank Gordo
Greensboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Beautiful, long stretch of beach on the NE end of Tortola. Easy access via paved road. Not much natural shade, but several palm-roofed palapas dotted along the beach. Great snack bar.

Thank DavidinNC27401
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great place to watch the surfers. The sea was a bit too rough for us to enjoy the water the afternoon we were there. It's a beautiful spot though, watching the waves crash against the rocks.

Thank Meaustin4
York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very nice beach. Surf shack will teach you to surf or hire board. Two snack bars. Free straw umbrellas don't know about beds we brought our own chairs Very clean beach only problem it's a bit of a drive ( from where we are staying cane garden bay )

Thank wik11
Cape May, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

gorgeous beach with soft white sand and a nice wave. Safe for the kids, surf lessons from the man Steve available if you need them. You feel safe on this beach to leave your stuff on the beach if you take a walk, and your car is safe in the parking lot. The first little food shack when you enter... More 

Thank Chris C
northville, MI
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60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A little hard to get to (understatement), but a really beautiful beach. Lots of surfing here, beautiful water.

Thank winsumwzl
Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

If you ever go to BVI TORTOLA this little beach is a must do!!! It's not just a surf spot with a very sandy beach it also an amazing place to hang out with your friends and it's a real getaway on the island. There are very little tourist on this beach and it's a very beautiful place with a... More 

Thank Dmitry M
St. George, Utah
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

When we found this secluded beach we felt like it was our own little paradise. The cute funky bar served food but we didn't eat there. They are in the process of remodeling and now has working rest rooms.

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