Smuggler's Cove
Smuggler's Cove
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This Tortola cove offers excellent snorkeling opportunities.
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  • John V
    Bradenton, Florida128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful quiet beach
    smugglers cove is out of the way but accessible. calm waters, beautiful beach, very few people, and Patricia's beach food & drinks, Patricia's is right on the beach, with chairs and umbrellas for free if you eat and drink with them. it's like having your own private chef with you on the beach.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 May 2023
  • leehveit
    Raleigh, North Carolina3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favorite beach!
    Our favorite beach on Tortola! Must go! Quiet and beautiful! Coral reef to snorkel around- old plaques to find and read / learn about the reef. And Patricia’s bar / food is delicious! We are there multiple days under the trees and between swimming / floating / snorkeling.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Thomas A
    Boulder, Colorado139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach but a little hard to get to which is good !
    The reason this speech is nice is because it’s a little difficult to get to. It is dirt roads, but our rental car was fine. Oh I handful of people. The beach is gorgeous. Great swimming, beautiful aqua water. Two places to eat and rent chairs, but bring cash. Repeat bring cash no credit cards accepted.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Gavin U
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach
    We visited this beach when visiting the island on a cruise. The beach was very remote and authentic. We hired a couple of sunbeds from Patricia’s bar for $24 dollars and the bar itself is great and very rustic. If you want remote beach this is a great choice just a bit of journey but well worth it.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • followinmywake
    Cincinnati, Ohio9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing beach with crystal clear water and Nigel’s beach bar.
    Amazing beach and easy to get to from the cruise port despite what others have indicated in their reviews. Taxi drivers will come back to get you at a prearranged time. The road to get to the beach is treacherous but that also keeps it from being too crowded. There’s a reef with good snorkeling and Nigel’s beach bar is great; yes, it’s a small hut but the food and drinks are excellent and so is he. Definitely recommend.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
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followinmywake
Cincinnati, OH9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing beach and easy to get to from the cruise port despite what others have indicated in their reviews. Taxi drivers will come back to get you at a prearranged time. The road to get to the beach is treacherous but that also keeps it from being too crowded. There’s a reef with good snorkeling and Nigel’s beach bar is great; yes, it’s a small hut but the food and drinks are excellent and so is he.
Definitely recommend.
Written 26 February 2024
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Gavin U
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visited this beach when visiting the island on a cruise. The beach was very remote and authentic. We hired a couple of sunbeds from Patricia’s bar for $24 dollars and the bar itself is great and very rustic. If you want remote beach this is a great choice just a bit of journey but well worth it.
Written 28 January 2024
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Josie C
Brighton, UK585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Was recommended this beach as a quieter option by a policeman in the cruise terminal. Great day with options for sunbed hire and food and drink. So much nicer than Cane Garden Bay.
Written 20 January 2024
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Natasha M
Clearwater, FL4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Drive to Smugglers is doable with rental car. The road is dirt, pock marked with various size ruts, holes, and rocks. Patience and vigilance is a must. There is a sign noting 4 dangers, two of which were steep grade into water and rip currents. I found the beach to be narrow. The thing that no one mentions is that upon entering the water, there is a stretch of (pieces of broken up) coral lining the floor of the beach for about 15 feet, making it very painful to walk on! Once you get past the coral floor, you will reach sand. However, on windy days, be careful that the waves don't throw you back onto the coral. (I actually fell due to the waves and scraped my knee.)
All in all, though, it is another beach to be experienced on Tortola.
Written 18 December 2023
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Michiel S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A must visit on Tortola - beautiful beach and sea together with the famous painkiller. Will return next time when in Tortola.
Written 30 October 2023
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Thomas A
Boulder, CO139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The reason this speech is nice is because it’s a little difficult to get to. It is dirt roads, but our rental car was fine. Oh I handful of people. The beach is gorgeous. Great swimming, beautiful aqua water. Two places to eat and rent chairs, but bring cash. Repeat bring cash no credit cards accepted.
Written 22 October 2023
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fmapes
Birmingham, AL3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very disappointing, road to the beach is rough and not pleasant in appearance. Two beach bars, both are in poor condition, sketchy at best. Would not recommend.
Written 25 August 2023
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leehveit
Raleigh, NC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Our favorite beach on Tortola! Must go! Quiet and beautiful! Coral reef to snorkel around- old plaques to find and read / learn about the reef.

And Patricia’s bar / food is delicious! We are there multiple days under the trees and between swimming / floating / snorkeling.
Written 24 July 2023
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teknoge3k
Rocky Mount, VA1,556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Smuggler's Cove is absolutely beautiful. Be warned the road to the beach is VERY bad and rocky. Once you're there, it's absolutely beautiful though. We really enjoyed our day here, and it was beautiful
Written 12 June 2023
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John V
Bradenton, FL128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
smugglers cove is out of the way but accessible. calm waters, beautiful beach, very few people, and Patricia's beach food & drinks, Patricia's is right on the beach, with chairs and umbrellas for free if you eat and drink with them. it's like having your own private chef with you on the beach.
Written 15 May 2023
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