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Address: Cane Garden Bay Rd, Tortola
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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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Nice but busy

We spent some time here after an island tour. Nice water, lovely sand, but it was quite busy, though we might have been unlucky. There are plenty of bars to quench your thirst... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
NeilandBarbara
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Wirral UK

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Wirral UK
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602 reviews
303 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent some time here after an island tour. Nice water, lovely sand, but it was quite busy, though we might have been unlucky. There are plenty of bars to quench your thirst when the sun gets too hot and public toilets.

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Thank NeilandBarbara
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I used to live on Tortola and Cane Garden Bay was the go-to place for taxi vans to bring visitors from the cruise ships in Road Town on occasion. 10 years later, this has exploded into dozens of taxi bus loads of visitors crammed onto a small, once beautiful, beach. Maybe some people like it, but any other beach on... More 

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Thank Chris W
Columbus, Georgia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we started early and drank too many pain killers. The food was a tad bland and slow but we were hammered so maybe it didn't matter

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Thank Ken C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunset Happy Hour with the best mixologist Chicken! The menu is fantastic and food delicious! The views are priceless!

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Thank Patricia C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cane Garden Bay is beautiful beach with gorgeous turquoise water but it is very crowded and touristy. I especially enjoyed the view from Quito's, great place to sit and watch the water. Most of the restaurants/bars have a decent happy hour from 4 - 6 as well. Worth a stop if you don't mind crowds.

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Thank RachelSt.Louis
toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful beach is wonderful for family relaxation. Turquoise ocean perfect for swimming, white sand for the children to play in, and of course the lovely surroundings of this beautiful tropical isle. Yes, it gets crowded, but that is to be expected.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect sunset will complete your day at this picture perfect spot on Tortola. There are bars and restaurants overlooking the bay, take advantage of their generous happy hours.

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Thank Jonathan S
Carmarthen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This seems to be a dumping ground for cruise ship passengers - lovely beach and surroundings but can't find a square yard on the sand as soooo many people there. A good range of restaurants, bars, shops etc along the top of the beach but you could save money by going to Costa del Sol.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach A bit too crowded when there are three cruise ships in but would be perfect at other times. The open taxi vans are fun if you get one of the new powerful safe ones. Hold out for one you like the look of. You might have to wait a bit long but it is worth it. Our trip... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach bar/restaurant watching all the sea birds diving for fish very close to the shore. Lots of choice of bars.

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