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Josiah's Bay

Address: Tortola
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Tortola
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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Fraser, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Homer, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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