Great Bay Beach

Known for its pristine white sands and calm surf, plus its picturesque surroundings, Great Bay Beach is one that is loved by tourists. If you think sustainability is important, you'll be pleased to hear that this beach had its Blue Flag Certification renewed in 2014, which means it is a very eco-friendly place.

Located in East End, Great Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Thomas. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. You may notice that beaches throughout the Virgin Islands are usually fairly quiet, but Great Bay Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Since Great Bay Beach is of course found in an active, busy area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Cities and Towns

Great Bay Beach is close to Red Hook, so walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Red Hook, a city which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Great Bay Beach, Red Hook is a quick trip away, about a half mile (a kilometer).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are.

You won't find any of the Virgin Islands' popular hotels and resorts close to this beach, though if you're trying to evade masses of travelers, the shortage of accommodations will certainly be welcomed.


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Bleuwater. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Great Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bleuwater (340) 775-3333 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.2 mi. S
Coconut Cove (340) 775-3333 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
Great Bay Lounge (340) 775-3333 International Informal 0.2 mi. S
Sails (340) 775-3333 Eclectic Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
The Ritz Carlton Dining Room (340) 693-3816 -- -- 0.2 mi. S
Latitude 18 (340) 777-4552 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. WNW
Caribbean Fish Market (340) 714-7874 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Robert's American Grille (340) 714-3663 American -- 0.3 mi. S
Sangria's Beachside Bistro (340) 714-7874 Caribbean, Mediterranean Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Cariga's (340) 779-8935 Bar and grill -- 0.6 mi. WNW
Burrito Bay Deli of Red Hook (340) 775-2944 -- -- 0.6 mi. WNW
Fatboys (340) 777-4275 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Great Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Vessup Bay, which is located a quarter mile away.

The Virgin Islands has plenty to offer its visitors, and Great Bay Beach is just one of the many options.


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