Smugglers Cove, Long Bay, Apple Bay, Cane Garden Bay Brewers Bay, Josiahs Bay, Lambert Bay and Long Bay Beef Island are among the notable beaches on Tortola's north coast. Most offer ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling and frolicking while conditions at Apple Bay and Josiahs Bay are often a suitable draw for surfers.

Except for cruiseship days and certain holidays, you are likely to find many beaches on Tortola scattered with only a few bathers. They are easily accessible by car for the most part but their are a few that require a bumpy offroad trek to gain access. Some are lined with bars, surf shops and restaurants, It is important that you take note of any flag warnings regarding the sea conditions and whether there is a lifeguard stationed at your beach of choice.