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Josiah's Bay

Tortola
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Tortola
Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
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.... more » 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. « less
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Homer, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is my favorite beach on Tortola. It's gorgeous and I have actually been one of the only two people on this beach at times. There is a very nice restaurant and bar located here with very nice people. However, it is more difficult to get to Josiah's Bay than the other beaches. You have to watch the signs and... More

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Boston, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great beach to drive to and get away from the crowds (not that there are ever any really bad crowds on the island). Bring a beach towel, buy drinks and food there from the two snack shacks on the beach. You can even rent lounge chairs and surf boards for the day, or take a surf lesson.... More

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Calais, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This beach is like coming across a fantasy land. It is hidden and off the beaten track but so worth the trip there. The foam of the waves looked like wild horses and there were several people enjoying the surfing . A uniquely wild yet quiet place that we visited several times. There are 2 family run laid back dining... More

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It took a little while to find it, but Josiah's bay is breathtaking. The surf is impressive and mesmerizing.

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Newport Beach, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Another of Tortola's lovely beaches complete with pre-requisite bar/restaurant sitting on the sand near waters edge. We encountered a group of little stinging jellyfish when we were there. They were annoying, but didn't cause enough grief to make us exit the water.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A crowded day for this beach may be 70 people and that is only on weekends. If you like solitude this is the place. 2 locations for food and drink.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Perfection! Often solitary beach with great bar (and excellent burgers!) Crystal clear water, beautiful landscape, great people, and excellent surf and snorkel. Favorite beach on Tortola - the island of many beautiful beaches.

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uk/usa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

good play beach for surfing. bar/restaurant/board rentals available but did not use them so cannot review but beach/water was fun, uncrowded, clean and very picturesque.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went here the day the surf was up here and not at Apple Bay. It was quite a trek to get there but worth it. The "tiki" bar serves decent beach food and refreshing drinks.

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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful beach, great little restaurant, gentle waves....perfection. We visited most of the beaches on Tortola - this was my definite favorite. We had the beach almost to ourselves - it's below the radar. Hope it stays that way

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