Hansen Bay Beach

The beautiful beach on Hansen Bay is a little slice of paradise. Located inside the harbor, the waters are calm and clear, and the sand white and warm. Guests who come here will also be able to take advantage of Vie's Beach Shack, where you can get a snack, drink, or beach chair.

Set on the eastern coast of the island of St. John, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Hansen Bay Beach is one beach that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

How to Access The Beach

Hansen Bay Beach is located just off East End Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, beach chairs can be used by visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Hansen Bay Beach on the South East coast of St. John; it will be near other attractions like Fortsburg Ruins, which is two miles to the west.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Ivan Jadan Museum, a lovely museum found seven and a half miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Hansen Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fortsburg Ruins Historical Site 2.0 W St. John
Emmaus Moravian Church Historical Site 2.5 W St. John
Lameshur Bay Ruins Historical Site 3.7 WSW St. John
Annaberg Plantation Historical Site 3.8 WNW St. John
Fredriksdal Ruins Historical Site 4.1 W St. John

Cities and Towns

Cities near Hansen Bay Beach include Coral Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the beach, Coral Bay isn't far off, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a good assortment of accommodations to choose from in the area that surrounds Hansen Bay Beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Hansen Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Trinidad Charlie's Cottages 6.8 W Lodge
Caneel Bay Resort 7.2 W Resort
Westin Resort, St. John 7.3 W Resort


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Vie's Snack Shack. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their chicken and hot dogs. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Hansen Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Vie's Snack Shack (340) 693-5033 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. NNE
Miss Lucy's Restaurant (340) 693-5244 Caribbean Informal 2.1 mi. SW
Skinny Legs (340) 779-4982 American Very Casual 2.3 mi. W
Shipwreck Landing Restaurant & Bar (340) 693-5640 American, Caribbean Informal 2.4 mi. W
Coral Bay Cones -- Eclectic Very Casual 2.4 mi. W
Indigo Grill (340) 774-4433 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. W
Sweet Plantains (340) 777-4653 Caribbean, Creole Very Casual 2.5 mi. W
Pickles in Paradise (340) 693-5140 American Very Casual -- --
Aqua Bistro (340) 776-5336 Caribbean, International Informal 2.6 mi. W
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis (340) 774-1030 Caribbean, Soul Food, Vegetarian Very Casual 2.6 mi. W
The Tourist Trap (340) 774-0912 American, Caribbean Very Casual 2.7 mi. SW
Cafe Concordia -- American, Caribbean Informal 2.8 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Hansen Bay Beach on St. John.

You may also enjoy Caneel Bay, located seven and a half miles away. Caneel Bay, a chain of seven pristine beaches on St. John, offers one public beach to guests which can be accessed through the exclusive Caneel Bay Resort, where fantastic swimming and lounging areas, and basic facilities line the shore.

Hansen Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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