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Magens Bay

St. Thomas
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Magens Bay
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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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Visited this beach while stopping here for the day on a cruise ship. It is about a 20 min cab ride from the port for around $8/person. This beach is simply beautiful. Stunning white sand, crystal clear waters and calm waves make it a great place for visiting. The place gets very busy but you can walk closer to the... More

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Toronto
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I've visited many beaches in St. Martin, but we keep coming back here. No more "other" beaches for us. Magens Bay is outstanding, the water is gorgeous, the beach great. Even when it's packed by the entrance, you can walk a little bit out of the way and be in perfect seclusion. It's a wonderful beach - don't go anywhere... More

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite beach in the Caribbean. Crystal clear warm water and beautiful sand. Never wanted to leave.

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Calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Magen's Bay had beautiful views, amazing white sand, and clear water. We rented two loungers and were able to put them under some shade. There were plenty of picnic tables, change rooms, and space on the beach for all of the visitors. They have a bar and restaurant on site. We loved the calm water on the day we visited... More

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St. Thomas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great for families. Beach is totally sandy and gentle towards the water and there are no rocks. Easy for kids to play and swim and also for the elderly. I live on St. Thomas and we go to Magens Bay all the time.. You have to pay to get in, but there are lifeguards, a bar and lunch place with... More

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Staunton, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Magen's Bay is large and it needs to be to accommodate the large number of tourist that visit this sight. The water is crystal clear and very refreshing. However, there are no real reefs to snorkel around. There are a lot of accommodations for showering, renting chairs, and buying food and beverages. My husband and I were not on a... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have seen many beautiful beaches and Magens Bay has to be in the top 10. If you are on St. Thomas, this is a must see.

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VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Definitely avoid this beach on a cruise ship day. We went on a Saturday morning and there were literally 25 people! (supposedly cruise ships don't really come in on Sat.? and all the tourist taxis don't run) It is a stunning beach. We snorkeled, met turtles grazing on sea grass (not much else to see for snorkelers), and then got... More

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St. Thomas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Although I'm a surfer and enjoy other beaches for that activity, Magens is a great all around beach, with a pleasant restaurant, paddle board rentals, both flat and adventurous trails behind the beach, and a favorite spot for afternoon cool running. Check the schedule and avoid big cruise ship days and Sundays and you can really enjoy a mellow time.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

$60 for a family of three. Completely unremarkable. I'm perplexed as to how this is a top ten beach. The water isn't that blue and the scenery is alright. It is peaceful water, but we were utterly underwhelmed. It was a waste of our time and money. Maybe this is the first beach others have been to. I had to... More

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