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Magens Bay

St. Thomas
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Magens Bay
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Sunbathing
Owner description: Hailed as one of the world's most beautiful, this breathtaking bay along St. Thomas' rugged north coast is ideal for swimming and snorkeling with all... more » Owner description: Hailed as one of the world's most beautiful, this breathtaking bay along St. Thomas' rugged north coast is ideal for swimming and snorkeling with all the conveniences of parking, lifeguards, equipment rental, freshwater showers, restaurants and bars. « less
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Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful beach, but were so put off when the front attendant, who collects the admission $ told us that our 13 & 14 yr old children had to pay the adult price. It cost $22 to get in. I asked to purchase the monthly pass, since we were there for 9 days and knew we would be... More

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Southeastern U.S.
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160 reviews 160 reviews
47 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The beach at Magen’s is often ranked among the world’s best beaches for many official lists. There is good reason. Magen’s Bay is very deep and most often protected from large waves. It is well maintained with good facilities, restrooms, equipment rentals, etc. The sand is idyllic and the waters are crystalline. The beach is nearly a mile long, making... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Magens Bay is within a park which you pay a small fee to enter. Once inside you enjoy a beautiful beach, calm waters and clean facilities. If you like, go after 5:00 PM, pay no fee's and enjoy the sunset.

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Squamish, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is kind of what you think about when you think about the Caribbean, with the beautiful colours in the water. We got there fairly early and walked to the left ( if facing the water) as we noticed that people kind of congregated in the middle part of the beach. Where we were there were very few people, it... More

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Howard Beach, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

With 4 cruise ships in port on a Wednesday morning, this place was ridiculously crowded. I remember going to this beach years ago and thinking that it was the most beautiful beach in the world. Not anymore. While it was still nice, the sheer number of people there just made it feel a bit too commercialized and not as serene... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Well I just love Magens. I've been there twice now and I had forgotten just how beautiful it is. It's so peaceful even with a lot of people because it's SO BIG. There is decent snorkeling on the far right side.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Clear calm water, no rocks (that I saw), island music playing in the background, a bar that had a waitress bring your drinks to the water... what more could you ask for!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the mats to rent and float on. Little busy. Little touristy. Pretty beach Great view. Felt safe

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Magens bay was rated to be one of the best beaches however it actually wasn't i actually thought that lindquist beach (east end) is so much prettier and more relaxing not much known by tourists which makes it less crowded and you get the white sand turqouise water and calm atmosphere unlike magens bay where the water was plain transparent... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

beautiful beach, clean water, beach bar/restaurant nearby, plenty of parking (for fee). family friendly - shady areas with tables around. by far the best beach on St Thomas (Hull Bay good for snorkeling but rocky and not for swimming; Linquidst Beach under construction; Coki Beach hardly any parking and beach available)

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