Beaches in St. Thomas

Top Beaches in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Beaches in St. Thomas

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  • Richard N
    12 contributions
    Like every beach in the US Virgin Island National Park, Honeymoon Beach is the stuff of postcards and Jimmy Buffet songs. The adventurous can hike to the beach from the Visitor's Center or, if feeling less rugged, can drive to a much closer point and walk down the hill. . Don't forget water, sunscreen, a decent sun hat and sunglasses. The snorkeling at the left end of the beach (facing out) is pretty rewarding. There were no facilities - there used to be, but all are currently out of commission. Rash guards are highly recommended.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • LiveToTravel29
    San Francisco24 contributions
    Love this spot, so much wildlife! Please stop standing on the coral though and wear reef safe sunscreen. There is sadly a lot of dead coral but the rock formations still have a lot of life that is beautiful to see. A definite gem. Lots of iguanas and chickens on land too :)
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • krocking123
    New York City, NY905 contributions
    So it almost is the top beach on the island. Let’s start with the positives. Bathrooms. Showers. And food trucks. And no one selling you a chair to sit in. It’s a large wide beach too.. great for family’s. No seaweed. Sealift as well.. I even like that it’s next to the air port. It’s cool seeing the plans take off and land.. the bad.. when you look out you see houses in the mountains. It’s not the worst but I like seeing green mountain sides like as if I’m as far away from civilization when on the beach some times.
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • krocking123
    New York City, NY905 contributions
    You hear you have to go to magens bay… bla bla bla. It’s nice. It has bathrooms and showers and bar and you can rent a chair for a million dollars. And you could get a sunset. But all you look out to see are boats parked and houses on cliffs.. people are on top of people at this beach. Some people play loud trash music. It’s the jersey shore at st Thomas. If that’s your scene go for it. You can do much better and find a beach away from people and relax in the sun..
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • Richard N
    12 contributions
    If you like a bit of a crowd and amenities on the waterfront, you'll like Sapphire Beach. It's got great color and an excellent chill factor. It's a bit crowded - when compared to the National Park Beaches, but almost deserted by Coney Island standards. Environmental conditions make it kid-friendly. While no snorkel site in the USVI is a total desert there is not a lot in that line here.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Navigator_Magellan
    Destin, FL60 contributions
    Ratings for a beach depend on what you want in a beach. If you want a huge beach with a lot of people go to Magen's Bay. If you want a beach with decent snorkeling, beach waiters and a fun vibe go to Coki Point. If you want an out of the way beach that you are likely the only people there and like to beach comb Hull Bay may be the beach for you. On the day we visited there was one other couple there that were tourists. There were a couple of locals that were working on a boat and that was it. As far as the water goes it is very rocky, so you can snorkel, but you have to get past the rocks. There is a boat ramp that you can walk down to get into deeper water. There are several small boats anchored in front of the beach, no lifeguard, and no designated swimming area. There are piles of small rocks in islands on the beach that offer good beach combing. I read a review that said there were bathrooms available, but I didn't see them. There is a bar/restaurant across the sandy, one lane road that is open during the day and serves food and beverages. This is the one place on the island that I have seen surfers. The surf breaks outside the bay on the left side and it was interesting to watch the surfers. Just a warning, if you take a cab to get here it may take a while to get one to pick you up. This might not be the best destination if you have to be back at your cruise ship by a certain time unless you rent a car.
    Written March 5, 2020
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  • Chris S
    3 contributions
    Great quiet beach to relax, snorkel, swim. No food or drink vendors, so make sure to bring drinks or snacks.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Terry D
    Broussard, Louisiana, United States121 contributions
    Nice beach but on the smaller side. Restaurant on site with beach service is a nice add. Parking is $5 and it's real close to the beach.
    Written June 8, 2022
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  • GRZ
    Chicago, IL7,626 contributions
    It's impossible not to notice the beautiful water on this beach while leaving the STT airport... yet it took us 2nd trip to St Thomas to finally come here and spend some time.

    There is some parking along the main street or you can park at the Emerald Beach Resort, which has also parking available to outside guests since their restaurant on the beach is also open to everyone - we opted with the latter.

    Portion of the beach is directly in front of the resort, which is accessible of course to anyone since beaches are public, but then there is also a beach chair rental business as you continue along the beach. Didn't try them but they played some great reggae music and the vibes were good - there were some guys selling weed but a simple no thank you is all you needed to say.

    The food and drinks at the Emerald Beach Resort were of decent quality as well but some other non-resort food joints are closer to the beach chair rental business if that's more to your liking.

    Bonus: the highlight of the beach is the taking off planes on the STT airport - in my modest and personal opinion far greater than St Maarten!


    TIP: the hotel beds are for the hotel patrons but no body checks that... although very bitten and in desperate need of TLC it was a welcome "added value" to visiting the area, as cheap on our end as it sounds :P
    Written October 29, 2021
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  • Stephanie D
    Westminster, CO10 contributions
    Visit Lanai restaurant while you are there! I absolutely LOVE the food there. Amazing sunset pictures! I make it a point to go there at least 1 x each visit!
    Written March 16, 2021
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  • Linda Y
    Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
    First off, let me say that we did not see any sand on this beach. I am not sure if this was due to high tide or if storms have washed away the beach. Either way, it is very rocky. We saw a few surfers getting beat up in the waves, and three friendly local ladies enjoying the view. If you can make your way down here, it is possible you will have the whole place to yourself. It is not an easy trip, and not for everyone. Please see my review of Mermaids Chair for all the details. The best advice I can give you: do NOT miss the final 4 pm shuttle pickup at Sandy Bay Beach unless you really want to test your physical fitness. There are far more beautiful and convenient beaches on St. Thomas, but if you have a sense of adventure, this one is for you.
    Written February 23, 2021
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  • Nick H
    4 contributions
    Morning Star Beach is 100% closed until structural completion of the new Noni Beach Resort. Late 2022. There is absolutely no land access to this beach. The resort and beach are bordered by private properties and private residential driveways. Please be respectful and do not attempt to gain access via these posted drives. There is only one access through a security gate which does not allow public access.
    Written June 24, 2021
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  • Lisa SJ
    Salt Lake City, UT12 contributions
    We stayed at Limetree Beach Resort, so this was the beach at which we spent the most time. There were plenty of beach chairs at all times. There is a bit of a rocky ledge not too far into the water, but once you get past that, it's just awesome. The salinity of the water is awesome on St. Thomas. The snorkeling was fun since there was no way you could sink. The rip tide was strong while we were there, but we did just fine. The sand was a little rocky and had sea shells, but where the water touched, it was silky. We had a wonderful time there. The sound of the water lapping at the beach put us to sleep every night.
    Written December 12, 2021
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  • Deirdre W
    Wellesley, MA2 contributions
    Vessup Beach is in the process of being upgraded -- the garbage has been picked up, and it's being cleaned and raked. There are multiple picnic tables under shade, and there is now a Jungle Float anchored offshore. The Float provides hours of water fun for kids, for the reasonable price of $25 per day ($15 for one hour) -- trampolines, high dive, slide, swing. We spent a full day there and the kids had a blast.
    Written March 21, 2019
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  • tnt t
    12 contributions
    Pretty but small, rock-filled beach, hidden away behind a forest. It was quite a hike down-hill to get there - with lots of rocks and tree roots - so I’d recommend tennis shoes. The snorkeling was alright, very few fish the day I went, but very rocky so as an amateur I wasn’t very comfortable in the water. I took a walk looking at all the interesting rocks, shells, and brain coral, but that’s about all there is to it.
    Written March 17, 2022
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