Vessup Bay

Vessup Bay offers a popular beach spot in the US Virgin Islands. Featuring views of the lush green hills and close proximity to the Yacht harbor, this narrow bay is a popular for beachgoers and boaters alike. Numerous local roads connect to the shoreline, allowing for access by car, taxi, and foot.

Positioned in East End, in the eastern outskirts of Red Hook, Vessup Bay is on the East coast of St. Thomas. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. The Virgin Islands' beaches are known for being hidden gems with potential for deep relaxation. This atmosphere is blissful to some, but busy vacationers may prefer something a little less out-of-the-way, like Vessup Bay.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the beach is provided by Vessup Lane, which leads directly into a local boat dock. The area is fairly populated, so taxis also know how to get to the beach area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Vessup Bay is located within St. Thomas and is bordered by Muller Bay. The island's narrow enclosure that creates the bay allows for calm waters, while the soft sand is perfect for sunbathers.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Vessup Bay because there are public restrooms. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Vessup Bay as well as its offerings for comforts can be found within a hot tourist destination. Taking that into consideration, if you're sure that the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll likely be a good cause to make it there earlier in the morning before the crowds do or try a beach away from the major areas. If you come later, you might miss the opportunity to fully enjoy the amenities that Vessup Bay has on site.

What's Nearby


Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Red Hook is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Red Hook is a fairly short distance away, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels.

You won't find any of the Virgin Islands' popular resorts lining this beach, but if you're hoping to elude hoards of vacationers, the shortage of places to stay should be a welcomed sight.


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Vessup Bay; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Cariga's is one of the closest eateries.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Vessup Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cariga's (340) 779-8935 Bar and grill -- 0.2 mi. W
Burrito Bay Deli of Red Hook (340) 775-2944 -- -- 0.3 mi. WNW
Fatboys (340) 777-4275 -- -- -- --
Fatty's (340) 777-4275 American Very Casual -- --
Senor Pizza (340) 775-3030 Italian -- -- --
Subway Redhook (340) 774-4981 American Very Casual -- --
Taco Hell (340) 777-4275 Mexican Very Casual -- --
Texas Pit BBQ (340) 774-0610 American -- -- --
Peking Tokyo (340) 779-7338 Chinese, Japanese, Thai Very Casual -- --
Coco Blue Restaurant (340) 774-7253 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. W
Caribbean Steakhouse & Saloon (340) 775-7060 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Pesce (340) 714-7874 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

St. Thomas has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another location you may want to try is Great Bay Beach, which is located a quarter mile away.

The Virgin Islands has so much to offer, and dropping by Vessup Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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