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.

Located in Catadupa, Cowpet Beach is on the East edge of St. Thomas. You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Many of the other beaches in the Virgin Islands are known for being quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, busy vacationers may prefer something a little less out-of-the-way, like 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.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. The Virgin Islands has so many interesting places to sit and enjoy a meal, but you don't have to eat every meal in a formal setting. Many visitors, in fact, would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Cowpet Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. In addition, guests will have access to lounge chairs at this beach. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Even so, it is important be sensitive to the fact that even though you can find (BLANK) amenities and services present if you go to Cowpet Beach, it is found in an area that sees many visitors. Unless you do not mind crowds, it should be a smart reason to make plans against other visitors, such as having your beach visit for a breakfast picnic and cool swim. If you come later, you could find all of the services becoming already claimed by other guests.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of St. Thomas; this area boasts other attractions such as Clinton Phipps Racetrack, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as Bluebeard's Castle are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Cowpet Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Virgin Islands, without straying too far from the coastline. Actually, this coast is five and a half miles to the west-northwest of this site of historical significance.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found 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. The city of Red Hook is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Red Hook is a fairly short distance away, roughly 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 people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over those listed in the following table.

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
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 2.2 mi. NNW Resort
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 3.3 mi. W Hotel
Bluebeards Beachclub and Villas 4.4 mi. W Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Cowpet Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Caribbean Fish Market. This restaurant offers a menu of International food. They are also known for serving seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are 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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on St. Thomas besides Cowpet Beach worth visiting.

If the exciting vibe at Cowpet Beach is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider also visiting Lindquist Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. 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 you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, consider Secret Harbor. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Great Bay Beach, located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Cowpet Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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