Smuggler's Cove, Tortola

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Find a secluded and restful place at Smuggler's Cove, a calm, sheltered inlet beach. To reach this spot at the western end of Tortola, you'll need to maneuver a bumpy, unpaved road. The beach uses this relative inaccessibility to its advantage, offering a feeling of calm and seclusion rare among the island's coastal areas. When swimming and snorkeling in the clear water, keep an eye out for resident sea turtles. Use our British Virgin Islands trip itinerary planner to visit Smuggler's Cove on your trip to British Virgin Islands, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • September 6, 2017
    Amazing experience! Not for diva's or foo foo people, crawling, hot, cold waters, cactuses...so much fun!  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    Smugglers Cove was one of our favorite beaches. The dirt road leading you there isn't in the best shape but it's definitely worth it. Lots of good snorkeling right off the beach and a little beach bar...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We spent almost the whole day at Smuggler's Cove. Beautiful views, fairly calm waters, and nice beach which also offers shade up under the trees. The bottom is slightly rocky upon entry so be careful ...  more »

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