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Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay Rd, Tortola
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Tortola
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
Activities: Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Swimming, Water-skiing
Traveler Description: When visting the British Virgin Islands, dont miss the lovely Cane Garden Bay, the hub of Tortola's beach scene.  CGB offers several beach... more »
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LONDON
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This entry to the beach area is a little scruffy and unappealing, but once passed this area the beach is excellent with the soft golden sand but as others have stated it can get very busy. There are lots of places to eat / get a drink / buy a souvenir. The sea is clear and swimming good - mind... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The view was really nice here and the restaurant there was a fun place to meet up with friends for an early evening cocktail.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We traveled around the island by car and found Cane Garden Bay to be our favorite area. Local shops, beach bars, quaint hotels, very good food especially the breakfast at Rhymer's Beach Hotel. Sunsets are incredible!

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Atlanta, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Cane Garden Bay is such a relaxing place that we keep going back. Nothing there is fancy or five-star except the views! The beach is great and the Bay is a popular spot for sailors to anchor for a night or two, so you always meet new and interesting people. It is also a popular day trip for cruise shippers... More

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Seymour, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Cane Garden Bay and thought it was a great spot. Plenty of restaurants and bars in walking distance. Local vendors set up most days for shopping. Beach does get crowded when cruise ships are in port but they are not there too long. Beach is well maintained and water is great. The swim area is roped off... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Beautiful bay - good swimming, Myett's Restaurant has wonderful food. Check out the glass studio as well. Avoid cattle boat days at all costs.

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Bridgewater,NJ
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We picked a day when no cruise ships were in port. Everyone we talked to had said the beach gets very crowded when the ships are in, as Cane Garden Bay is a shore excursion for many of the ships. I checked this site before we scheduled our visit to see which ships might be in port - http://ports.cruisett.com. We... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We took the open-side bus from the cruise port. For $20 we had a tour lasting over 3 hours and with 45 minutes at the beach. I can recommend this as a good way to get amazing views and see a lot of this beautiful island. This beach is absolutely stunning with the softest golden sand but as others have... More

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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A lovely beach but often overrun with cruise ship day trippers. Swimming is good but it is hard to find a quiet spot. We did go there on a non cruise ship day and it was deserted - heaven

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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a beautiful place. I felt in love with Tortola the first moment I put a step on the ship deck and saw this beautiful landscape. We took our breakfast while looking at these mountains surrounding the ship. I will never forget this moment. It was one of the highlights of our cruise. We went to Cane Garden Bay. This... More

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