Coki Point Beach

Photo credit: © Sharon Johnson
 

Located off of the northeastern coast of St. Thomas, Coki Point Beach features a popular beach destination, perfect for the entire family. The coral reefs offshore are prime areas for snorkeling or diving among the colorful sea life, and guests can easily rent gear offshore as well as participate in a multitude of other watersports.

Set in Coki Point, 1.2 miles east-northeast of Anna's Retreat, this beach is on the North East coast of St. Thomas. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will find that Coki Point Beach is a good choice for them. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it isn't far from the city's major hubs.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is provided via local Route 388. Before the road turns into Coki Point Road, there is a small car park area.
Coki Point Beach

Amenities and Ambiance

A popular tourist destination, Coki Point Beach is on the northeast end of St. Thomas and offers stunning panoramic vistas. The calm, clear waters are perfect for diving or snorkeling among the coral reefs, where guests can view all types of colorful tropical fish. Lush green hills lie in the distance, while small, private beach homes are tucked away behind the beach.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Coki Point Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. Every destination has its own style of cuisine, and the Virgin Islands is no different. One truly memorable place to sample the local fare is right next to the coast. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

There is also a snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off the sand. In addition, visitors can access lounge chairs at this destination. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see the underwater world. With groups of cruise ship passengers visiting this beach Coki Point Beach can get rather crowded, but is a great place to people watch and has many amenities for guests. Still, you will want to be careful: Watch out for pickpockets and don't leave anything in your car.

Though, you ought to see that even if visitors here find some forms of comforts present if you go to Coki Point Beach, it can be located inside an area popular for visitors. With this in mind, if for you these amenities are an important factor, naturally, it's a good cause to make it there early in the day before the other people show up or even going to a more secluded beach elsewhere. If you come later, you may miss the chance to fully enjoy the amenities which the beach has to offer.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of St. Thomas. It is close to Coral World Ocean Park, which is located a few hundred yards to the east, and it is among the local attractions.

If you're intrigued by the Virgin Islands' history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Bluebeard's Castle, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Coki Point Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coral World Ocean Park Aquarium 0.1 mi. E St. Thomas
Nadir Recreation Area Park 2.1 mi. SSW St. Thomas
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue 2.3 mi. SSW St. Thomas
Mahogany Run Public Golf Course Golf Course 2.6 mi. W St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 3.6 mi. W St. Thomas
Rock Bar Gaming Gambling Arcade 3.7 mi. W St. Thomas
Mango Tango Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.7 mi. WSW St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historical Site 3.9 mi. W St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 4.1 mi. W St. Thomas
Zora's Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.1 mi. W St. Thomas
Seven Arches Museum Museum 4.2 mi. W St. Thomas
The Virgin Island's Children's Museum Children's Museum 4.2 mi. W St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

The town of Red Hook is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Red Hook is just up the road, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not typically all that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. If you are wanting to find a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists the accommodations closest to Coki Point Beach.

Accommodations near Coki Point Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 0.5 mi. SE Resort
Margaritaville Vacation Club 0.5 mi. SE Resort
Crystal Cove 1.3 mi. SE Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina 1.5 mi. SE Resort
Two Sandals by the Sea Inn 2.3 mi. SSE B & B
Villa Blanca 2.3 mi. WNW Hotel
Secret Harbour Beach Resort 2.4 mi. SSE Resort
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas 2.5 mi. SE Hotel
Elysian Beach Resort 2.7 mi. SE Resort
The Anchorage Beach Resort 2.7 mi. SSE Resort

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Coki Point Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Shark Bar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves American cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and hot dogs. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Coki Point Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Shark Bar (888) 695-2073 American Very Casual 0.1 mi. E
Mangrove Restaurant (340) 779-8809 Caribbean -- 0.5 mi. SE
Manor House Restaurant (340) 779-8808 -- -- 0.5 mi. SE
Chester's Fried Chicken -- American Very Casual 0.5 mi. SW
Picasso's Coffee Shop (340) 777-9412 International Very Casual -- --
Bistro 4560 (340) 774-4560 International Informal 1.2 mi. WSW
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina (340) 775-6100 -- -- 1.5 mi. SE
Sapphire Bar and Grill (340) 775-6123 American Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
Slice VI - Craft Pizza & Cafe (340) 777-5423 Café Informal 1.6 mi. SE
Domino's Tutu Park Mall (340) 775-3400 Italian Very Casual 1.7 mi. WSW
Bonjour Gas Station -- Carry out restaurant Very Casual 1.8 mi. WSW
China Fast Food (340) 775-6881 Chinese Very Casual 1.8 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on St. Thomas, so Coki Point Beach is not your only option.

Vacationers may also want to visit Vessup Bay, which is located only a short distance away.

The Virgin Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Coki Point Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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