Lambert Beach, Tortola - Guana Island in the distance

Lambert Beach, Tortola – Guana Island in the distance

Lambert Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Tortola. It’s also called Elizabeth Beach because it is one of Queen Elizabeth’s favorites when she visited here. The beach is a bit of a hidden gem, it’s beautiful and natural – and often deserted. How wonderful to be able to stroll along the water entirely and just enjoy the waves lapping at your feet and look out at the turquoise waters. The beach is perfect for finding seashells and watching the little crabs that live along the water line dart in and out of there holes in the beach sand.

This is one of the island beaches where huge leatherback turtles, weighing on average 600 – 800 pounds, lay their eggs at night in the spring. You will recognize their work when you see tracks in the sand that look like a dune-buggy drove from the water up into the sand and did a donut. The female turtle pulls her body high up onto the beach with her fins, digs a hole in the sand – making the circle, and lays her eggs. She will lay about eighty eggs in her nest, and will do this five to six times in a season at ten day intervals. The eggs hatch in about sixty days, and the baby turtles will make their way back to the sea. What a wonderful opportunity to witness such an amazing event, so take a relaxing walk along Lambert Beach and watch for turtle tracks along the sand!

Lambert Beach, Tortola - Leatherback Turtle tracks after laying her eggs

Lambert Beach, Tortola – Leatherback Turtle tracks after laying her eggs

Lambert Beach, Tortola - Stoney Bay Pointe (near) and Rogue's Point (far)

Lambert Beach, Tortola – Stoney Bay Pointe (near) and Rogue’s Point (far)

Lambert Beach, Tortola - facing west

Lambert Beach, Tortola – facing west

Lambert Beach, Tortola - parrot on the beach

Lambert Beach, Tortola – parrot on the beach

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