Coki Beach safe?  

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paulamst
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I'm reading so many conflicting reports on Coki Beach. Vacationing with my 5 year old and want to be sure it's okay for us to spend the day there. Any advice?

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Posted : February 27, 2014 11:15 am
Alana33
(@alana33)
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Not my favorite beach when there are so many others from which to choose.

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Posted : February 27, 2014 11:22 am
paulamst
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Which beach to you recommend where they have bathrooms and serve food? Thank you!

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Posted : February 27, 2014 11:44 am
Connie
(@connie)
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Coki is a beautiful beach with great snorkeling. There are many vendors there and bathrooms. You may be hounded by some people for chairs, umbrellas and food/drinks. You also may just be left alone.

Coki is not like the other beaches on STT. We did not go on the beach last time, but we have been there many times before. We did drive up to Coki, just because. I'm not interested in going back.

I would say in general it is safe, but you may see some things you don't agree with.

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Posted : February 27, 2014 12:16 pm
STT Resident
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Island Expert

It's perfectly safe and a lovely beach - but I've always preferred it earlier or later in the day when the cruise ship visitors and vendors aren't swarming all over the place! If snorkeling isn't on the agenda I would pick Magens as the perfect spot for you and your child,.

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Posted : February 27, 2014 12:20 pm
paulamst
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Thank you. We are looking forward to our trip!! We are hoping to do lots of snorkeling which is why I thought Coki. We will also be doing a day sail to St. John. Does anyone know the best days to go to local beaches? Tue-Thursday?

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Posted : February 27, 2014 12:29 pm
Alana33
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I have had 2 different sets of vacation rental guests relate "unhappy with the Coki Beach experience,"
just recently so it's hard for me to say, Go! You'll love it. One couple didn't even get out of the car they were so turned off.

Indeed check the cruise ship schedule as it gets very busy at the beach on heavy cruise ship days.
Lindquist a/ka/ Smith bay beach is very nice but minimal amenities, no concessions. There are many to choose from.

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Posted : February 27, 2014 1:19 pm
paulamst
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Thank you!

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Posted : February 27, 2014 2:01 pm
PaminMaine
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paulamst - I sent you a private message. 😉

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Posted : March 2, 2014 8:33 pm
dirtydeeds
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Trusted Member

Coki is always my favorite beach in St Thomas. I like that there are plenty of locals, chairs to rent, drinks and food to buy and great snorkeling. You will most likely see people smoking pot off to the side, but there will be no one pushing it on you or blowing it in your face. Also, if you hang out closer to Coral World, you will see less of it. Relatively clean bathrooms there, showers to rinse off and close to Coral World, which kids love.
Coki is a small beach, so it is crowded on days when there are lots of cruise ships in town. Always check the local paper to see how many cruise ships are in town before choosing your beach. Megans is popular with cruise ships too, but it is a huge beach, so the cruise ship passengers aren't sitting on top of you.

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Posted : March 3, 2014 9:51 pm
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