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Josiah's Bay

Address: Tortola
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Ranked #5 of 48 things to do in Tortola
Type: Bodies of water, Beaches, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A lovely beach sweeping for half a mile, which provides a great place to swim, snorkel, sunbathe or...
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Type: Bodies of water, Beaches, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We spent four days on Tortola in mid-January, and went to quite a few of the beaches. Josiah's Bay was by far the best. A long, fairly wide curving beach in a bay with a bar/restaurant at the beginning. There were some beach chairs available, and they seemed to be free as no-one came to ask us for any money.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A bit of a drive to get here but the surfing is quite popular here and the strip of beach is beautiful. Plenty of beautiful shells for the collectors and clear blue water. Although its a perfect beach for swimming, the surfers dominate the surf, making it a bit hard to swim off the shore.

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Fraser, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It is a great place to learn to surf. The surf shop is fabulous! Steve taught our son to surf - he had an excellent time. The beach is great, the rum smoothies are yummy!

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Freeport, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

great little beach with excellent surf. There's a snack bar there with drinks and sandwiches, and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy yourself.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place is a little hard to get to but once there you are rewarded greatly. The waves here are huge so if you surf this is your spot. The food at Naomi's little shack was ok, nothing special but the service is great and Naomi was a black to chat with.

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This beach is a wonderful get away. Never crowded, and can the best body surfing beach ever. We have swam with turtles and watched the surfers. Great beach bar with good food. Great final stop before Beef Island.

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went here many years ago, it was a gorgeous beach, we surfed it which waas more of an advanced surfing beach with good waves and forr good swimmers, it was very secluded at the time but had a hotel under construction, would forsure go back.

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Hopewell, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a great little stop for lunch and a view. One of the roughest beaches on Tortola, it's generally never cleared for swimming but you may see a hard-core surfer or two, catching waves. Fun to walk around, looking for shells and washed-up sea fans. Umbrellas along the beach if you want to pack a picnic. Be sure to... More 

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Saint Cloud
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Beach was beautiful and empty. What a great hideaway. You've gotta go by Big D's. Conch fritters and drinks were great.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very secluded but well worth trying to find. Kids had a blast with boogie boards while we soaked in the sun and enjoyed being the only ones on the entire beach at times.

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