St. Thomas Beaches

The following list provides a brief description of several of the most beautiful beaches. Make sure to visit as many as you can on your next vacation in St. Thomas.

Bluebeard’s Beach
Known for its excellent windsurfing, Bluebeard’s is quiet and uncrowded. Sailboarders and snorkelers will find plenty to do here, although equipment must be rented elsewhere. The beach, shaded by coconut palms, affords views of St. John and sailboats making their way bewteen the islands.

Coki Beach
With Thatch Key just across the Leeward Passage, Coki Beach offers some of the prettiest views on the island. Scuba diving and snorkeling are excellent in the calm, clear water here, and gear is available for rent. This funky little beach has great local flavor. Enjoy a drink at the colorful beach bar or a tasty lunch at the nearby paté stand. You’ll also find changing and rest rooms here.

Hull Bay
This is a tranquil strand on the northern shore. The bay serves as an anchorage for local fishermen, and surfers enjoy the rougher waters along the bay’s western tip. Along the shaded beach, however, the water is usually placid and pleasant. There’s a nearby bar and restaurant where you can refresh yourself with cool drinks and delicious food.

Limetree Beach
This picture-perfect beach runs along a natural cove. A concessionaire rents water-sports equipment. It is also a popular spot for iguana watching.

Magens Bay
Deeded to the island as a public park, this beach has been named one of the world’s most beautiful on many lists. Covered picnic tables, showers, dressing rooms, a boutique, a snack bar, a pizzeria, full-service bar and snorkeling and small sailboat rentals are available. Admission is $ 4 per person for visitors and $ 2 per person for locals.

Morningstar Beach
Morningstar is not only one of the most attractive beaches in the Virgin Islands, it is also truly unique, providing everything you need for a comfortable, fun day. Rent a lounge chair and umbrella for the day and sit back with a cool drink from one of the two full-service bars. When the spirit moves you, rent some snorkeling gear and explore the reefs at either end of the beach. For a little more action, you can sharpen your skills on a Sunfish or learn to windsurf from a certified instructor. The beach offers a vantage point from which to watch sailboats and cruise ships glide past the eastern point of St. Thomas’ harbor.

Sapphire Beach
This glorious beach offers a stunning view of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. It is a good spot for windsurfing, and the reef areas just off the beach are great for snorkeling. Amenities include a marina, restaurant and a beach-side dive shop that rents equipment.

Vessup Bay
A gorgeous white-sand beach, interspersed with clusters of rocks, curves its way along this bay; seagrape trees, cacti and century plants provide a tropical backdrop. For an invigorating outing, walk the length of the beach, climb the rocks or wade around them. Water-sports equipment can be rented from a concessionaire at the populated end of the beach.

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