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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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Most Popular St. Thomas Beaches
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



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