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.

Beach Choices In The Area

You will discover several beaches to enjoy, although all of them are located nearby. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. For a detailed guide to any specific beach you can click on the names of the ones you are intrigued by.

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 option worth considering is Leinster Bay Beach. Leinster Bay Beach has a rocky shoreline, composed of sand and coral rubble. The water is shallow and Watermelon Cay lies a short ways northeast of the shore.

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.

The following table provides you with a few details concerning the beaches that can be found 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

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