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.
Located in Coki Point, 1.2 miles east-northeast of Anna's Retreat, this beach is on the North East coast of St. Thomas. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Though you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. Before you arrive, consider some of the Virgin Islands' most interesting options, like Coki Point 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.
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.
Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Coki Point Beach. Every nation has its own cuisine, and the Virgin Islands is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to experience the local specialties is right next to the coast. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.
The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.
There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Shower facilities are available here, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. In addition, guests will have access to lounge chairs at this location. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration. 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.
Coki Point Beach including its assortment of comforts happens to be located within a major tourist area. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, it's a good cause to plan ahead for times when there are less people, maybe heading to the beach earlier in the day. Otherwise, you might risk all the amenities becoming overcrowded.
Set on the North East coast of St. Thomas; the area is home to other attractions such as Coral World Ocean Park, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.
Historical attractions like Bluebeard's Castle provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Coki Point Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about the Virgin Islands, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this coast is easily reached by taking a cab from this site of historical interest.
With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|Coral World Ocean Park||Aquarium||0.1 mi.||E||St. Thomas|
|Park||2.1 mi.||SSW||St. Thomas|
|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|
|Seven Arches Museum||Museum||4.2 mi.||W||St. Thomas|
|Blackbeard's Castle||Historical Site||4.2 mi.||W||St. Thomas|
|Caribbean World Amber Museum||Museum||4.2 mi.||W||St. Thomas|
The nearby town of Red Hook is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Red Hook is just up the road, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.
Beach-goers seeking a hotel room near the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest lodging options by looking over those shown in the table that follows.
|Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa||0.5 mi.||SE||Resort|
|Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina||1.5 mi.||SE||Resort|
|Crystal Cove||1.6 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|
|Bolongo Bay Beach Resort||3.1 mi.||SW||Hotel|
If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Beach Cafe. The restaurant has a menu featuring American cuisine. They're also renowned for their hamburgers and hot dogs. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.
Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.
|Beach Cafe||(888) 695-2073||American||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||E|
|Shark Bar||(888) 695-2073||American||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||E|
|Panga||(340) 776-9464||International||Very Casual||0.3 mi.||S|
|(340) 779-8809||Caribbean||--||0.5 mi.||SE|
|(340) 779-8808||--||--||0.5 mi.||SE|
|--||American||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||SW|
|(340) 777-9412||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|Bistro 4560||(340) 774-4560||International||Informal||1.2 mi.||WSW|
|(340) 775-2600||--||Very Casual||1.5 mi.||SE|
|(340) 775-6100||--||--||1.5 mi.||SE|
|(340) 775-6123||American||Very Casual||1.6 mi.||SE|
|--||Carry out restaurant||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||WSW|
Coki Point Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on St. Thomas.
Another option worth considering is Vessup Bay, located two miles to the southeast.
You may find that Coki Point Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.
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