Waterlemon Beach

It takes a bit of hike to make it to this secluded beach, but the crystalline, calm waters are so beautiful they are worth the trip.

Located on the island of St. John, Waterlemon Beach is on the North edge of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the beaches in the Virgin Islands are quiet and secluded, but Waterlemon Beach offers those same relaxation qualities without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North coast of St. John. It is close to Annaberg Plantation, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Ivan Jadan Museum, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Waterlemon Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Annaberg Plantation Historical Site 0.6 mi. W St. John
Fredriksdal Ruins Historical Site 1.0 mi. W St. John
Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins Historical Site 1.0 mi. W St. John
Emmaus Moravian Church Historical Site 1.1 mi. SSE St. John
Windberg Ruins Historical Site 1.4 mi. W St. John
Fortsburg Ruins Historical Site 1.6 mi. SE St. John
America Hill Ruins Historical Site 2.0 mi. WSW St. John
Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins Historical Site 2.3 mi. WSW St. John
Par Force Estate Ruins Historical Site 2.6 mi. SSW St. John
Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins Historical Site 2.6 mi. SSW St. John
Petroglyphs Historical Site 2.7 mi. SW St. John
Catherineberg Ruins Historical Site 3.0 mi. WSW St. John

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Waterlemon Beach is Coral Bay, which is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests looking to check out the local scene. From the shore, Coral Bay isn't far off, maybe one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Waterlemon Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is situated in a pretty touristed area, it usually isn't that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests hoping to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest accommodation options to Waterlemon Beach.

Accommodations near Waterlemon Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Estate Zootenvaal -- -- Villa complex
Peter Bay 2.9 mi. W Villa complex
Trinidad Charlie's Cottages 4.4 mi. WSW Lodge
Caneel Bay Resort 4.5 mi. WSW Resort
St. John Guest Suites 4.5 mi. SW Villa complex
Sunset Ridge Villas 4.9 mi. WSW Villa complex
Villas on the Upper Deck 5.0 mi. WSW Villa complex
The Westin St. John Resort 5.1 mi. SW Resort
Serendip Vacation Condos 5.1 mi. WSW Villa complex
The Hills, St. John 5.1 mi. WSW Villa complex


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Indigo Grill. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They are also famous for their pizza and sandwiches. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Waterlemon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Indigo Grill (340) 774-4433 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. SSE
Skinny Legs (340) 779-4982 American Very Casual 1.2 mi. SSE
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis (340) 774-1030 Caribbean, Soul Food, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.4 mi. S
The Danforth (340) 626-8740 Caribbean Informal 1.4 mi. S
Aqua Bistro (340) 776-5336 Caribbean, International Informal 1.4 mi. S
Shipwreck Landing Restaurant & Bar (340) 693-5640 American, Caribbean Informal 2.0 mi. S
Miss Lucy's Restaurant (340) 693-5244 Caribbean Informal 3.0 mi. SSE
Lime Out VI (340) 643-5333 Caribbean, Mexican Very Casual 3.3 mi. ESE
Shambles Island Bar & Grill (678) 877-4678 Caribbean, Vegan Informal 3.7 mi. WSW
Turtle Bay Estate House (340) 776-6111 Contemporary Fine Dining 4.5 mi. WSW
Bikinis on the Beach (340) 779-2155 International Very Casual 4.8 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Waterlemon Beach on St. John.

Another location you might enjoy is Great Cruz Beach, situated a short taxi ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Waterlemon Cay Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located a quarter mile to the north-northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Hansen Bay Beach, located three miles to the east-southeast.

You may find that Waterlemon Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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