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Address: Cane Garden Bay Rd, Tortola
Activities: Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Swimming, Water-skiing
Description: Centrally located on Tortola's north side, this is probably the busiest...
Centrally located on Tortola's north side, this is probably the busiest beach since its beauty is often compared to Magen's Bay on St. Thomas.
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If Beach Bars Are Your Thing...

this is the beach for you. What once had three Beach Bars ( Stanley's,Quito's, and Rymer's ) now has thirteen at last count. Plus an onslaught of cruise passengers when the ships... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Pawling, New York
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Pawling, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

this is the beach for you. What once had three Beach Bars ( Stanley's,Quito's, and Rymer's ) now has thirteen at last count. Plus an onslaught of cruise passengers when the ships are in. Wall-to-wall Jitneys and deck chairs. Not for those seeking tranquility. But, one of the most beautiful cove beaches anywhere and fun if you like the bar... More 

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Inwood, West Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The Beach Bar at Cane Garden Bay is run by a lady named Angie. I had 2 "Painkillers" for $10 and it was worth it. It is a very strong drink and Angie is a very nice and personable lady who works hard to make everyone happy. I want to clarify something to all out there especially my Brothers and... More 

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

it is an excellent beach with fabulous bars. But don't go when the cruise liners are around. Visitors flock in and you have to pay 5 dollars for a chair.As soon as the crowd from the ship leaves is lovely .In our experience it is just after early lunch.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have had great experiences in Cane Garden; however, it is helpful to know if there are 2-3 cruise ships on the island during your visit because it can get really, really crowded, which can detract from your experience. Plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy a beautiful sunset!

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Halifax, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We used to love it here. Low key, local bars and a few restaurants. Just enough to make CG Bay a quiet getaway. Sadly, this time we were inundated with cruise ship passengers dropped off by the hundreds in buses from Road Town. We win't be back. If we wanted to sit among a horde of obese mouthy people, we'd... More 

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St. Paul
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a very pretty beach, and good for swimming. There are a lot of small restaurants strung along the beach, where the food is OK and very inexpensive in comparison to other restaurants on the island. These have sprung up in response to the cruise ship visits to the island. Buses and open transport vehicles take hundreds - nay,... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

this is a great little place to find a mooring ball and go ashore to relax. Live music at some bars. Also a good place to re-provision

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
27 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Cane Garden Bay is a fun little town on the other side of Tortola from Road Town. There's a coned-off swimming area and there are many mooring balls. Be careful where you tie up. Your dinghy could drift under the dock and be crushed under it by a rising tide. We ate at a bar called Tony's, but there are... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Nice clean beach. Plenty of places for food and drinks. Interesting ride to the beach. Spread out from the drop off point to make the most of the clear blue sea.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The transport to the beach is either by open sided bus or private taxi. It is a relatively short bay and can get quite crowded near to the main entrance. As you get further along it becomes quieter but there are less beds to hire. The water can be a tad rough for bathing at times depending on the weather... More 

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