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Smuggler's Cove

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Address: Tortola
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This Tortola cove offers excellent snorkeling opportunities.

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Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour
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Very Nice Beach - A Challenge to Visit

We had arrived via cruise ship and decided to rent a car so we could visit multiple beaches and sites. This was the first on our list and at one point felt we might never get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had arrived via cruise ship and decided to rent a car so we could visit multiple beaches and sites. This was the first on our list and at one point felt we might never get there. We took Sir Francis Drake Highway out of Road Town thinking we would drive around east and catch Rt 1 as shown on... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is AMAZING! Screensaver worthy! The water is picture perfect. The beautiful white sand beach will have you never wanting to leave. Great for snorkeling, selfie taking, building sandcastles and having a cold beer. I read the reviews and was nervous about the drive there but we had no problems at all. 4 wheel drive is recommended on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smugglers Cove or Belmont bay as it was known in the old days is one of the most beautiful beaches in the BVI and in my opinion, the nicest beach on Tortola. It hasn't really changed in the thirty years we've been going to the BVI either. It's a little drive down a dirt road to get there be carfeful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to this little beach from our hotel 2-3 times during the week. It is much nicer when all of the cruise boat folks aren't there. Very quirky. Nigel's has a snack shack, bar, and equipment rental.

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Thank Lisa B
Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent beach with decent snorkeling and great swimming. One concession stand with drinks and chairs. Trees provide shade at back of beach.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location, had a blast with my family, it was nice to just relax. Be sure to bring the off after getting out of the water....YIKES!!!

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Broomfield, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit hard to reach - with minimal facilities, it is beautiful and uncrowded. Bring your won picnic food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The road is really sketchy especially if it is rainy, but the trip is worth the drive. The cove is popular and for good reason. It is lovely with great sand, plentiful shade and great blue green water. Warm water... snorkeling is good but not fabulous. There are fish and coral but not abundant. The water this day was murky... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit Nigel to order a cocktail and rent one of his paddle boards or reserve a chaise and relax on the beach. Be sure to bring your bug spray if you are there around dusk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to swim and snorkel although the coral reef was killed by a storm some years ago. Check out the cruise ship docking schedule online to avoid moderate crowds. Good shade provided by mangroves.

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