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.

Set in Cowpet Bay, Cowpet Beach is on the East coast of St. Thomas. You might want even if you are not staying very close. Travelers who enjoy attractions that are right in the middle of it all won't regret their visit to Cowpet Beach.

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.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Cowpet Beach. Every region in the Caribbean has its own style of cuisine, and the Virgin Islands is no different. One of the best places to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of the Virgin Islands' famous street food along the way.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Cowpet Beach. Additionally, you'll be able to enjoy the use of lounge chairs at this beach. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

However, it is important keep in mind that while there are luckily some comforts available if you go to Cowpet Beach, it is found inside a tourist hotspot. If you seek to avoid the crowds, it'll be a decent motivator to plan your visit out for times when there are less people, maybe showing up for a breakfast picnic and cool swim. If you come later, you could lose the chance to fully use all the services that Cowpet Beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Found on the East coast of St. Thomas; the area is home to other attractions such as Clinton Phipps Racetrack, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting The Virgin Island's Children's Museum, a lovely museum found six miles to the west-northwest, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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 very close to Red Hook, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Red Hook, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Cowpet Beach, Red Hook is a fairly short distance away, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Cowpet Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically that tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you're wanting to find a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows lists the accommodation options closest to Cowpet Beach.

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
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina 1.3 mi. N Resort
Crystal Cove 1.4 mi. NNW 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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Caribbean Fish Market. This restaurant serves International food. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed 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

Of course, Cowpet Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on St. Thomas.

If the exciting vibe at Cowpet Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Lindquist Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located 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. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Secret Harbor is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Great Bay Beach, which is located within a short distance.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Cowpet Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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