St. Thomas Beach Guide

St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. There are strands with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a beach bum can enjoy a lazy-lazy day. For the restless beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaks. Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bays with amenities like restaurants and chair rentals.In this St. Thomas Beach Guide you will find 20 of the island’s most popular beaches, and a few off-the-beaten-track spots; complete with description, map, photos and reviews. Whether you are looking for snorkeling, people watching, a family beach or the perfect spot for your beach wedding – this guide will help!

  • Bluebeards Beach
    Home to the Ritz Carlton Club, what was formerly a quiet, somewhat isolated bay is now surrounded by palm lined walkways, restaurant, bar, swimming pool and luxury accommodations.
  •  Bolongo Bay
    Palm frond umbrellas line the left side of the bay and coconut trees with hammocks can be found on the right side.
  • Lindberg Bay
    Lindberg Bay, also known as Emerald Beach, is beautiful. Palm trees and sea grape trees line the shore and provide natural shade. Typically sparsely populated It is a great beach for laying back and relaxing. The water is usually very calm; perfect for swimming, wading or floating along. The shoreline provides for pleasant strolls. The beach is home to Emerald Beach Resort and Island Beachcomber Hotel.
  • Brewers Bay
    Brewers Bay is a beautiful beach. The waters there are almost always calm and crystal clear.
  • Magens Bay
    Magens Bay is St. Thomas' most popular beach. The beautiful one mile stretch is a public park and was donated to the people of the Virgin Islands by Arthur Fairchild. It is the only beach on St. Thomas that has an entry fee; funds are used to maintain the facilities and the beach. The water is usually very calm with no waves or current, great for floating along and for swimming. The bay deepens...
  • Coki is a small, pretty beach located on Coki Point. The crystal clear water is usually very calm and deepens gradually.
  • Morningstar
    Morningstar is the beach to go to if you'd like to have the option of just laying in a lounge chair, soaking up the sun with a fun tropical drink in your hand or switching the gears and doing some water sports. The shore line has limited natural shade, luckily you can rent a beach umbrella if you seek some relief from the blazing tropical sun. The pretty turquoise water deepens quickly and often...
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Beach Info

General Beach Information

  • All beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are open to the public. Beyond a beach's tree line however is typically private property.
  • 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.
  • There are no clothing optional beaches; public nudity is illegal.
  • Removing shells from beaches is illegal.
  • Don’t feed marine life or sea birds. Food not naturally in their diet, like various human foods, can create health problems for these animals.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sun block, a hat and sunglasses.
  • Sun, rum and fun can spell dehydration; drink plenty of water.

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