One of St. Thomas' most beautiful and pristine beaches is Lindquist beach on the East End of St. Thomas. Undeveloped the beach is accessed by a dirt road. There are few amenities; lifeguard, a couple picnic tables and port-a-johns. Often sparsely populated during the week, the beach comes to life on weekends, particularly Sundays with residents having picnics and parties. The water is crystal clear and typically calm. Soft, white sand lines the shore and a thick tree line gives shade. Snorkeling can be enjoyed on the right side of the beach. In 2006, the Government of the Virgin Islands purchased 21 acres of beachfront property around Lindquist for the purpose of protecting it as a park called Smith Bay Park. An admission fee of $2 per adult is collected.