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 more active beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaking. Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bay-like beaches with amenities such as restaurants, rest rooms, chair rentals and complete water sports centers offering a variety of rental equipment .

Magens Bay Beach

Magens Bay Beach, located on the Northside of St. Thomas is a mile of white, pebble free sand and calm waters. Magens Bay is the most popular and picturesque beach in USVI. The peninsulas protect the shore from erosion and big waves, making it an ideal spot for swimmers. This beach does have an entry fee ($4), which is used to maintain the facilities. This beach is particularly beautiful because of the rolling mountains that roll right down to the beach. It's perfect for snorkeling, but does get crowded as it is a popular stop for cruise ships.

Fee: Adults $4 ($2/residents) - Children under 12, free. Car Parking $2 Swimming: Calm - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: Yes - Water Sports: Yes Accessibility: Taxi, Car - Snorkeling: Poor - Amenities: Restroom, Showers, Changing Rooms, Chairs, Gift Shop, Lockers, Lifeguards - Taxis: Yes


Sapphire Beach

Sapphire Beach is a beautiful white sand beach on the East End of the St. Thomas. This beach has some of the best snorkeling on the island thanks to an abundance of reefs. You will find some iguanas and ducks in a man-made pond, a beach bar, restaurant, water sports booth and gift shop. Sapphire Beach is perfect for water sports like kayaking, wind surfing, jet skiing, and parasailing. Sapphire Beach is a great walking beach because of all the beautiful trees and blooms in bright Caribbean colors.

Swimming: Gentle to Mild Surf - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: Yes (Hotel Restaurant) Water Sports: Snorkel Equipment, Paddle Boat, Sail Boats, Windsurfing Accessibility: Taxi/Car - Snorkeling: Excellent - Amenities: Restroom, Chairs


Lindquist Beach - now officially Smith Bay Beach

Lindquist Beach - now officially Smith Bay Beach - is one of the more secluded beaches on St. Thomas. This is partly due to the fact that it is not a cruise ship stop. Smith Bay Beach has a $2 entry fee on the weekends but is free during the week. There are no restaurants or bars, so you will have to bring your own refreshments (no glass allowed). The water is a beautiful turquoise color and the sand is white and soft.

Entry Fee: $2.00 - Swimming: Calm - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: No - Water Sports: None Accessibility: Taxi/Car - Snorkeling: Excellent - Amenities: Porta Potty


Coki Beach

Coki Beach is a relatively small beach adjacent to the Coral World Ocean Park. It is a naturally pretty beach with white sand and the occasional rock formation. This beach is known for its snorkeling and diving. Accordingly, there is a dive shop as well as places to rent snorkeling equipment.

Swimming: Calm - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: Yes - Water Sports: Yes/Limited Accessibility: Taxi, Car - Snorkeling: Excellent - Amenities: Restroom, Chairs, Lockers, Umbrellas, Lifeguard - Taxis: Almost Always at Taxi Stand


Secret Harbour

Located on the east end of St. Thomas at Secret Harbour Beach Resort sits this small, quiet and comfortable beach great for swimming, sunning and snorkeling. There is a hotel bar and restaurant right on the beach if you get hungry. You can walk right into the water and snorkel and if you swim out past the hotel raft the coral is beautiful and the fish are numerous. Bring an underwater camera. It will be worth it. There is shade on the beach and you will see the occasional iguana. Great place to spend the day.

Swimming: Calm - Beachside: Sand - Food/Drinks: Yes (Hotel Restaurant) Water Sports: Snorkel Equipment, Dive Shop - Accessibility: Taxi/Car Snorkeling: Excellent - Amenities: Restroom, Chairs, Umbrellas



SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 4 PM ST. JOHN FESTIVAL – Pan-O-Rama Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park, Cruz Bay, St. John For information, call (340) 514-2341 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 12-5 PM 9th Annual King of the Wing Contest Magens Bay Beach, St. Thomas Come chow down at one of the tastiest and most anticipated culinary  competitions in the U.S. Virgin Islands! All proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of the VI.  For more info call (340) 714-2020 or fax (340) 715-2010, teams assemble weeks in advance to perfect their topsecret chicken wing recipes to be judged on taste, appearance and originality, with the winning team receiving the coveted “King of the Wing” title! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Junior Achievement of the  Virgin Islands.  This nonprofit teaches financial literacy and workforce development.  For info, call 340-714-2020, email ;kingofthewingvi@gmail.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 TOTE Team Race St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas Junior sailors in over a dozen teams will take to the water in this exciting one-day team race. Up for grabs are trophies and bragging rights!  For information, call (340) 513-2234, email internationaloptiregatta@gmail.com, or visit the St. Thomas Yacht Club website at www.styc.club

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY JUNE 15, 16 & 17 International Optimist Regatta St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas Sailors ranging from 8 to 15 years old from the surrounding Caribbean and U.S. mainland compete in 8-foot Optimist  dinghies for fun and prizes in a trio of events. Trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each class, and the top three overall as well as the top-finishing female skipper.  For information, call (340) 513-2234, email internationaloptiregatta@gmail.com, or visit the St. Thomas Yacht Club website at www.styc.club

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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 more active beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaking.

Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bay-like beaches with amenities such as restaurants, rest rooms, chair rentals and complete water sports centers offering a variety of rental equipment .

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St. Thomas, one of the three United States Virign Islands, along with St. Croix and St. John, St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, dressed with powdery beaches and sun-drenched weather. St. Thomas is located in the Lesser Antilles, 1,600 miles south, south east of New York City; 1,100 east, southeast of Miami; 70 miles of San Juan. St. Thomas and its nearby neighbor St. John, lay between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

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St. Thomas has two cruise ports - - The West India Company Dock (almost universally referred to as Havensight) and Crown Bay. Both are located on the south side of the island not far from Charlotte Amalie.

Generally, the ships of Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean (except Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) dock at Havensight. Cunard, Princess, Holland America and Oasis and Allure typically dock at Crown Bay. This can change depending on the number of ships in port. Deeper draft ships such as Queen Mary 2, Oasis and Allure are required to dock at Crown Bay.

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