Beaches on St. Thomas

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All of the beaches on St. Thomas are public, and nearly all of them are backed by resorts promising views of the sea.  No matter which beach you choose to spend a day at, you'll encounter warm, calm waters, and sand that you can sink your feet into.  Still, each has a personality all its own.  Some beaches are better for snorkeling than swimming, while others make clothing optional.

Lindquist Beach

Beach Choices In The Area

You will find a large selection of beaches to consider on the island. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you're likely to find what you want. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

Honeymoon Beach

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a place where that's an option is Hull Bay. Located on the northern coast of St. Thomas, Hull Bay offers visitors a remote beach experience, relatively popular with local surfers. Amenities are simple and while there is a local restaurant in the area, the beach does not get overly populated with tourists.

Another good option for snorkelers is Lindquist Beach. Because Lindquist Beach is a great secret on St. Thomas, its best feature, apart from the perfect setting, is its probable seclusion. Swim in the diamond waters, snorkel the nearby reefs, or just sit back on the beach and let time go by.

Bolongo Bay: Bolong Bay Beach is privately owned by the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, which accounts for the well-manicured sand and the plethora of beach chairs and umbrellas. Palm trees provide shade and ambiance, while the beautiful turquoise waters invite guests to swim, snorkel, or indulge in watersports.

The chart below lists some details concerning the beaches located on the island.

Beaches On St. Thomas
Name Location Island Coast
Bolongo Bay 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas South East
Brewers Bay 3.2 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas West
Coki Point Beach 1.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas North East
Cowpet Beach 0.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas East
Dorothea Bay Beach 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas North
Emerald Beach Central St. Thomas St. Thomas West
Great Bay Beach 0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas East
Hans Lollik Beach 3.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie Hans Lollik Island South
Honeymoon Beach 3.0 mi. South West of Central St. Thomas Water Island West
Hull Bay 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas North West
Limetree Beach 2.2 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas South East
Lindquist Beach 0.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Red Hook St. Thomas East
Little Magens Bay 2.0 mi. North of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas North
Magens Bay 1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas North East
Mandahl Bay Beach 1.7 mi. Northwest of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas North
Mermaids Chair 7.4 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie -- West
Morning Star Beach 1.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas South East
Renaissance Beach 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Thatch Cay St. Thomas South West
Sapphire Beach 0.9 mi. North of Central Red Hook St. Thomas East
Secret Harbor 0.5 mi. South of Central Red Hook St. Thomas East
Sprat Bay Beach 1.5 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Water Island South
Vessup Bay 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas East

Needless to say, there are other types of attractions. Those needing to can find more details concerning other attractions here.

 

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