Most visitors and locals will agree that when it comes to beaches on St. John a 'good to best' scale just would not do. The scale for describing St. John's beaches is 'Great', 'Greater' and 'It's a secret so I am not telling anyone'. All beaches on St. John are open to the public. Beachfront property however, in many cases is private and a few popular beaches have hotels nearby. Respect private property when accessing beaches. It is illegal to collect shells from beaches in the Virgin Islands; shells are confiscated at airport customs. There are no clothing optional beaches in the Virgin Islands.
Click on Overview or Beach Name for more details.
|Northside Overview | Map|
|Southside Overview | Map|
|Salt Pond Bay|
|Great Lameshur Bay|
|East End Overview | Map|
|West End Overview | Map|
|Little Cruz Bay|
|Great Cruz Bay|
Note Resort beaches are open to the public; only some however rent chairs and water sports gear to non-guests. Swimming pools and similar resort amenities are typically reserved for registered-guests only.
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