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.

Situated in East End, toward the eastern outskirts of Red Hook, Vessup Bay is on the East edge of St. Thomas. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Located in a heavily traveled area, Vessup Bay is a good choice for guests hoping to find a wide selection of enjoyable attractions.

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.

Restrooms are available at Vessup Bay. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

You should remember that Vessup Bay's immediate surroundings are a popular spot, which means you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby


Cities and Towns

Red Hook is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Vessup Bay, Red Hook is not far away, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of the Virgin Islands' large hotels close to this beach, but if you're hoping to avoid masses of travelers, the shortage of accommodations will certainly be a pleasant sight.


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. Cariga's is one of the closest eateries.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Vessup Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Great Bay Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Vessup Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Virgin Islands you might like.


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