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.

Located on the island of St. Thomas, Brewers Bay is on the West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Brewers Bay is one part of the Virgin Islands' coast which rarely gets too crowded, but it's still a popular and generally active spot.

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 snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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


Positioned on the West coast of St. Thomas; the area hosts attractions such as Reichhold Center, which is a quarter mile away.

If you want more information on the history of the Virgin Islands, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, which is only a brief walk or taxi ride away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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
French Heritage Museum Museum 2.4 mi. E St. Thomas
Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden Botanical Garden 2.6 mi. E 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
Fish Face Art Gallery 2.9 mi. E St. Thomas
Bambini Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 mi. E St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Brewers Bay who are seeking further attractions should think about making the trip to Charlotte Amalie, which is close-by and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Charlotte Amalie is a quick trip away, about three miles (five kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it typically isn't that tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers looking to book a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the options closest to Brewers Bay.

Accommodations near Brewers Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Island Beachcomber Hotel 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
Emerald Beach Resort 1.0 mi. SE Resort
Best Western Carib Beach Resort 1.0 mi. SE Resort
Island View Guest House -- -- B & B
Olga's Fancy 2.4 mi. E Guest house
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
Mafolie Hotel 3.0 mi. E Hotel
Bunker Hill Hotel 3.0 mi. E B & B


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is Atlantic Seafood & Internet Cafe. Atlantic Seafood & Internet Cafe is known for their seafood.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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

St. Thomas has several beautiful beaches, so if Brewers Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Emerald Beach, located only a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Dorothea Bay Beach. It's located two miles to the north-northeast.

You might also want to visit Hull Bay, located two and a half miles away.

While the Virgin Islands has many alluring attractions, Brewers Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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