Beaches in Coral Bay

Photo Credit: © Sharon Johnson
 

The sweeping shores of Coral Bay range from soft, fine sand to slightly rocky and almost black.  While the waters remain calm and clear thanks to the absence of  rivers feeding murky waters into the area, beachgoers will experience a hillier terrain behind them, rather than the flat lands lined with coconut palms they may have come to expect in the Caribbean.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to choose from, although each of them are found just outside of Coral Bay. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the beach names for more information concerning that section of the coast.

Lameshur Bay

Pelican Beach: Just a few yards off shore is a long reef great for snorkeling, though keep the undertow in mind. On shore, there is 1,200 feet of white sand with palm trees, accessible facilities with a restroom, a restaurant, and a bar.

A second place to consider is Leinster Bay Beach. Leinster Bay, located on northern coast of St. Johns, offers a small beach area that is perfect for exploring the region, especially the exciting Watermelon Cay. The area features a variety of sealife among the seagrass, including starfish, sea cucumbers, and green turtles.

Lameshur Bay: Access to the beach is provided by the Virgin Islands National Park, which offers free access to this beach. However, a trip here requires a drive, as it rests off of a small road (Route 107) that connects to the larger Bordeaux Mountain Road.

Take some time to look through the table just below to read more about beaches available nearby.

Beaches Near Coral Bay
Name Location Coast
Francis Bay Beach 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Coral Bay North West
Lameshur Bay 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Coral Bay South
Leinster Bay Beach 1.6 mi. Northwest of Central Coral Bay North
Maho Bay 2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Coral Bay North West
Pelican Beach Friis Bay, 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Coral Bay East
Waterlemon Beach 1.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Coral Bay North
Waterlemon Cay Beach 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Coral Bay South West

Bear in mind that Coral Bay has other attractions. For more information on other attractions for Coral Bay, use this link.

 

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