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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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Stand-Up Paddle Board in the British Virgin Islands
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Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour

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Great Beach, Avoid Cruise Ships

We spent four nights in the (British) Virgin Islands and made two stops to this beach. The beach is beautiful and has plenty of space. Local shops and places to eat along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Matt G
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent four nights in the (British) Virgin Islands and made two stops to this beach. The beach is beautiful and has plenty of space. Local shops and places to eat along the shoreline provide the ability to spend a day relaxing. This is a highlight for cruise ships and with only one ship in port, this place gets busy.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since 1976 one of our favorite beaches...large crescent shape with very little surf (may have more in winter months). Nice blend of locals and vacationers...great places to eat and drink. Caution-check cruise ship schedule online and avoid days cruise ships bring their guests here by busloads...the beach never seems crowded except of cruise days!

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Levittown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a wild ride to get there from the Cruise dock.. but half the fun is getting there! The Beach was beautiful. Snorkeled right off the beach. Water was warm and crystal clear.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cane Garden Bay on our cruise stop in Aug. 2016. Wow, what a beautiful beach with nice sand, warm water, and calm waters. The crowds increased for one hour when a cruise ship tour stopped by for one hour, but it still was not overcrowded. I completely disagree with the reviews stating to stay away from this beach... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the few beaches (maybe the only one) that you can spend the whole day in. There are many restaurants and bars. Only downside is that this is always the most populated beach--a good amount of boats and people. Avoid coming here if a cruise is coming in that day, but most days, it is my favorite... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not very crowded in offseason. was able to rent chairs and relax. beautiful beach, sand and clear water. family really enjoyed it. overall at the port i didn't find the reception to be warm and welcoming though so slightly turned off the island.

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Sherwood, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a night with our charter boat. Good spot to pick up a mooring ball and explore the various bars and restaurants. Walking the beach at first light with nobody else around was wonderful

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this beach. Crystal clear water and plenty of amenities if needed. It was easier to get to than Smugglers Bay but it is more crowded as Smugglers Bay is desolate.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Review #15452476 “ Cane Garden Bay Cottages” Cane Garden Bay Cottages #2 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We are just wrapping up two weeks at Cane Garden Bay Cottage #2...this places is nothing short of spectacular and Sam and Sharlene, who managed our stay were absolutely the best from the beginning to the sadly approaching end of stay on Sunday...but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow....what more can I say. Absolutely lovely beach. My husband and I were on a day trip from a ship. Didnt bother with organised trip and glad we didnt as local people very friendly and the open sided bus was busy but comfortable. One tip dont pay full return fare on journey to the beach and make sure you arrange... More 

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