Step 1: Read the Note to Applicants which includes important details and instructions.

Step 2: Complete the Application for Long-term Commericial Use of Beaches (available as a fillable PDF or hard copy form from the Ministry) and submit to the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change via email ( or by hand. 

Step 3: Applicant gets confirmation of receipt of their application and a response to their application. Applications are typically processed within six (6) weeks of receipt. 

Step 4: Successful applicants receive a Conditional Letter of Approval. 

 Step 5: Successful applicants use the Conditional Letter of Approval to apply for a Trade Licence to operate at the specified beach/beaches and obtain any other required permissions/permits/licences, such as a liquor licence. 

Step 6: Applicant submits their Trade Licencse and all other required permissions/permits/licences to the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change and receives final approval by issuance of a Beach Use Permit. The Permit will indicate all conditions attached to the approved beach use. 

Step 7: Applicant can commence use of the beach in accordance with the conditions of their Permit. 


Department Contact Information

Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change

265 Waterfront Drive
Road Town 
Tortola VG1110
British Virgin Islands


Business Hours:

8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2152