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Stunning, remote and fun waves

Josiah's is one of the most gorgeous beaches on Tortola. When the waves are breaking, this is also... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
MariaPerryCrawshaw
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Portland, Oregon
Best spot to swim and body surf safely on sandy bottom beach

We love to ride the waves, and found this beach to be glorious! We had it all to ourselvecs, which... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Becky H
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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A lovely beach sweeping for half a mile, which provides a great place to swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax and watch the pelicans dive for fish.
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Josiah's is one of the most gorgeous beaches on Tortola. When the waves are breaking, this is also a great mellow beach break. Beautiful white sand and very peaceful. The drive in is tricky, without street signs, so be sure to have directions before headed...More

3  Thank MariaPerryCrawshaw
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We love to ride the waves, and found this beach to be glorious! We had it all to ourselvecs, which made it even better! We loved playing in the huge waves, and safely riding them to shore1 the rocky landscape on both sides adds to...More

3  Thank Becky H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Due to the topography of its bottom, no pun intended; Josiah's Bay provides a great surfing beach on the eastern end of Tortola. Especially in autumn and winter, the motion of the ocean (😊) generates rideable waves; and an annual competition is held there.

1  Thank Maurice M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

One of the easier beaches to get to on Tortola and without a doubt the nicest setting. Not bad snorkeling and great waves for boogie boarding or take a lesson from the surf school on the beach.

4  Thank turnepf
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I enjoyed a lot being with my family and practicing some surf on JB, Steve its great he rent to you suits and boards. Definitely we will come back soon.

2  Thank gomarnicoo
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had not been to Josiah's before Irma, but could see that there was much more to offer then. The beach is stunning and has powdery white sand. It is surfing destination and, as such has powerful waves. We had our four year old with...More

7  Thank sbayley1
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a beautiful yet very low key beach, this is the place for you. This cove had great sandbars and was very quiet. Many surfers in this spot. There is a beach bar and a handful of chairs and umbrellas setup. We...More

2  Thank slundy5617
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Had some island neighbors tell us about this place and we had to go! Took our boat over to the bay and found out we couldn't moor or even anchor due to the wind. We took a rental car over to it and had THE...More

2  Thank maximac222
Reviewed 10 July 2017

By far, the very best beach we visited. Pristine clear water. In July, there was no surfing, just calm and beautiful water with pinkish sand. The little bar there was great. Paula behind the bar was amazing and friendly and kept the Presidentes coming in...More

3  Thank Festival_Creative
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We visited here almost every day...The beach was beautiful with shells and sea glass to be found. The only beach we found shells at. It has great waves for surfing but yet gentle enough for snorkeling right off the beach.

3  Thank Darci B
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