Cowpet Beach

Located on the southeastern coast of St. Thomas, Cowpet Bay features a well developed beach, lined with palm trees and white sand. The nearby St. Thomas Yacht Club guarantees that luxury yachts will dot the bay waters, though the spacious waters guarantee that guests can enjoy the quiet waters.

Positioned in Cowpet Bay, Cowpet Beach is on the East coast of St. Thomas. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Although there are certainly more secluded beaches in the Virgin Islands than Cowpet Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract visitors who need a place to relax.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible via nearby local roads. Estate Nazareth leads directly into the carpark for the local yacht club.

Amenities and Ambiance

The Cowpet Beach area is surrounded by private villas and tennis courts, giving the beach itself a resort feel. The shallow bay waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling, while the white, maintained sand makes the beach perfect for sunbathing.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are various types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in the Virgin Islands, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially memorable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Cowpet Beach. Additionally, you'll be able to enjoy the use of lounge chairs at this spot. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

With that said, you should be sensitive to the fact that even if there are (BLANK) conveniences present at Cowpet Beach, it is located inside an active, busy area. If you want to stay away from crowded shores and busy-beaches, it will be a good motivator to think ahead for times when there are less people, like having your beach visit earlier when it is a little cooler. If you do not, you possibly risk all those comforts becoming overwhelmed.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of St. Thomas. It's located near Clinton Phipps Racetrack, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Virgin Island's Children's Museum, a lovely museum found six miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cowpet Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue 2.1 W St. Thomas
Nadir Recreation Area Park 2.2 W St. Thomas
Coral World Ocean Park Aquarium 2.7 NNW St. Thomas
Mahogany Run Public Golf Course Golf Course 4.9 NW St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 4.9 W St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Cowpet Beach is in the Red Hook area, so walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Red Hook, a city which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Cowpet Beach, Red Hook is not far away, maybe three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those trying to find a hotel room not far from the beach won't find it very difficult, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Cowpet Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Anchorage Beach Resort 0.1 mi. W Resort
Elysian Beach Resort 0.3 mi. NE Resort
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas 0.4 mi. NE Hotel
Secret Harbour Beach Resort 0.4 mi. WNW Resort
Two Sandals by the Sea Inn 0.5 mi. WNW B & B
Crystal Cove 1.2 mi. N Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina 1.3 mi. N Resort
Margaritaville Vacation Club 2.2 mi. NNW Resort
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 2.2 mi. NNW Resort
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 3.3 mi. W Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Virgin Islands' specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Caribbean Fish Market. This restaurant offers a menu of International food. They are also known for serving seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Cowpet Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Caribbean Fish Market (340) 714-7874 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. NE
Robert's American Grille (340) 714-3663 American -- 0.3 mi. NE
Sangria's Beachside Bistro (340) 714-7874 Caribbean, Mediterranean Very Casual 0.3 mi. NE
Bleuwater (340) 775-3333 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.4 mi. NE
Coconut Cove (340) 775-3333 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
Great Bay Lounge (340) 775-3333 International Informal 0.4 mi. NE
Sails (340) 775-3333 Eclectic Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
The Ritz Carlton Dining Room (340) 693-3816 -- -- 0.4 mi. NE
Cruzan Beach Club (340) 775-6550 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. WNW
Sunset Grille Beach Club (340) 775-6550 American Informal 0.4 mi. WNW
Latitude 18 (340) 777-4552 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. N
Cariga's (340) 779-8935 Bar and grill -- 0.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on St. Thomas you might like besides Cowpet Beach.

You may also like Lindquist Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it a mile and a half to the north-northwest. One of the best secrets on St.. Thomas is Lindquist Beach, a perfect Caribbean beach, that resides off of an unmarked dirt road, and thus stays unpopulated in a busy tourist area. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Secret Harbor is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Great Bay Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Virgin Islands; then again, visiting Cowpet Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Virgin Islands even more memorable.


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