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A silky stretch of sand, Cane Garden Bay has exceptionally calm, crystalline waters—except when storms at sea turn the water murky. Snorkeling is good along the edges. Casual guesthouses, restaurants, bars, and shops are steps from the beach in the growing village of the same name. The beach is a laid-back, even somewhat funky place to put down your towel. It's the closest beach to Road Town—one steep uphill and downhill drive—and one of the BVI's best-known anchorages (unfortunately, it can be very crowded). Water-sports shops rent equipment. Amenities: food and drink; toilets; water sports. Best for: snorkeling; swimming.
Cane Garden Bay Rd., off Ridge Rd., Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, VG1130, British Virgin Islands