Brewers Bay

The idyllic and calming atmosphere of Brewers Bay is the area's main attraction and is a great spot for swimming in the Caribbean. Not to be confused with a beach with a similar name on Tortola, this one is located on St. Thomas. It features a beautiful, white sand beach and calm waters. Roadside vendors can sometimes be found serving a variety of homemade local snacks, lunches, and drinks to guests.

Set near the center of the island of St. Thomas, Brewers Bay is on the West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Though not very urbanized, guests frequently find this a destination worthwhile since it has such a relaxed atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach

Brewer's Bay is located in close proximity to the University of the Virgin Islands and the St. Thomas airport. Cars should take the Brewers Bay Road to the beach area, where a car park lies directly across the street.

Amenities and Ambiance

Stunning white sands and inviting blue waters beckon guests to the shores of Brewer's Bay, while the shade from scattered palms offers a retreat from the sun at this beach. As the beach is technically on the University of the Virgin Island's campus (though it is still open to the public), it is well maintained by the staff. Although it is near the airport and not secluded, the beach remains relatively uncrowded, especially during the week.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. Brewer's Bay is usually not very crowded, though on the weekends locals come out to enjoy the sun and have family picnics.

What's Nearby


Brewers Bay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the West coast of St. Thomas. It's located near Reichhold Center, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to St. Thomas Historical Trust, a lovely museum found three miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Brewers Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Reichhold Center Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 0.3 mi. E St. Thomas
Herman E. Moore Golf Course Golf Course 0.6 mi. ESE St. Thomas
Tree Limin' Extreme Zip Line Site 2.2 mi. NE St. Thomas
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul Historical Site 2.6 mi. E St. Thomas
Creque Marine Slipway Ruins Historical Site 2.6 mi. E Hassel Island
Fort Shipley Ruins Historical Site 2.7 mi. E Hassel Island
Market Square Historical Site 2.7 mi. E St. Thomas
St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum 2.8 mi. E St. Thomas
Bambini Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 mi. E St. Thomas
Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim Historical Site 2.9 mi. E St. Thomas
Dutch Reformed Church Historical Site 3.0 mi. E St. Thomas
All Saints Anglican Church Historical Site 3.0 mi. E St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Brewers Bay is near Charlotte Amalie, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Those visiting Brewers Bay who are looking for additional places to explore might want to think about going to Charlotte Amalie, because it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Charlotte Amalie is a fairly short distance away, about three miles (five kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors seeking a hotel room near the beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from in the area. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Brewers Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Island Beachcomber Hotel 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
Best Western Emerald Beach Resort 1.0 mi. SE Resort
Best Western Carib Beach Resort 1.0 mi. SE Resort
Island View Guest House -- -- B & B
Miller Manor 2.6 mi. E Hotel
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast 2.9 mi. E B & B
The Crystal Palace 2.9 mi. E B & B
Bunker Hill Hotel 3.0 mi. E B & B
Mafolie Hotel 3.0 mi. E Hotel
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast 3.0 mi. E B & B


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Atlantic Seafood & Internet Cafe. Atlantic Seafood & Internet Cafe is known for their seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Brewers Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Atlantic Seafood & Internet Cafe (340) 774-1533 -- Very Casual -- --
Beachcomber Bar and Grill (340) 774-5250 Eclectic Very Casual 1.0 mi. SE
Caribbean Fusion (340) 777-8800 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. SE
Portobello Ristorante (340) 777-8800 Italian -- 1.0 mi. SE
Thirteen (340) 774-6800 Contemporary, International Informal 1.4 mi. NE
Domino's Nisky Center (340) 776-3030 Italian Very Casual 1.7 mi. E
Subway Contant (340) 774-8160 American Very Casual 1.7 mi. E
Enkai Sushi Bar (340) 774-6254 Japanese Very Casual 2.2 mi. E
St Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens (340) 774-4999 Caribbean Informal 2.2 mi. NE
North Side Bistro & Brewery (340) 775-5098 Caribbean Informal 2.3 mi. NE
Da Pizza Boat -- Italian -- 2.3 mi. SE
Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill (340) 227-5525 American, Caribbean Very Casual 2.3 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on St. Thomas besides Brewers Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Emerald Beach, located only a short distance away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Dorothea Bay Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it two miles to the north-northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Hull Bay, which is located two and a half miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but Brewers Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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