Lindquist Beach

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Because Lindquist Beach is a great secret on St. Thomas, its best feature, apart from the perfect setting, is its probable seclusion. Swim in the diamond waters, snorkel the nearby reefs, or just sit back on the beach and let time go by. Bring everything you will need for the day, for there are no facilities at this unspoilt haven.

Positioned in East End, Lindquist Beach is on the East edge of St. Thomas. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, might enjoy stopping by Lindquist Beach for a few hours. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible via a small road off of Route 38. As it is an unmaintained dirt road, cars should have four wheel drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

Panoramic Caribbean views are typical of the stunning shores of Lindquist Beach. An unmarked dirt road keeps these smooth white sands and bright, sparkling waters relatively hidden away from the crowds, so check for directions before heading out. This haven, on the east side of St. Thomas, is worth the trip and it is still close enough to the tourist area for optimal convenience.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Lindquist Beach. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. This relatively unknown beach stays pretty empty of visitors to its shores, except for a few who know its secret and come here for seclusion.

You should remember that Lindquist Beach's location is visited by quite a number of tourists, meaning the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Lindquist Beach on the East coast of St. Thomas. It is near some interesting sites like Coral World Ocean Park, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Virgin Islands, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Bluebeard's Castle, which is four and a half miles away.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Lindquist Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coral World Ocean Park Aquarium 0.9 NW St. Thomas
Nadir Recreation Area Park 1.8 SW St. Thomas
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue 2.0 SW St. Thomas
Mahogany Run Public Golf Course Golf Course 3.5 WNW St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 4.1 W St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Red Hook is nearby and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Lindquist Beach, Red Hook is a quick trip away, about less than a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation area, it is not typically very tough to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For guests looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the closest options to Lindquist Beach.

Accommodations near Lindquist Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Crystal Cove 0.3 mi. SE Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina 0.5 mi. ESE Resort
Margaritaville Vacation Club 0.5 mi. NW Resort
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 0.5 mi. NW Resort
Two Sandals by the Sea Inn 1.4 mi. S B & B
Secret Harbour Beach Resort 1.4 mi. S Resort
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas 1.5 mi. SE Hotel
Elysian Beach Resort 1.7 mi. SE Resort
The Anchorage Beach Resort 1.7 mi. SSE Resort
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 3.1 mi. SW Hotel

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is Picasso's Coffee Shop. The restaurant features International cuisine. Many guests rave about their coffee.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Lindquist Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Picasso's Coffee Shop (340) 777-9412 International Very Casual -- --
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina (340) 775-6100 -- -- 0.5 mi. ESE
Mangrove Restaurant (340) 779-8809 Caribbean -- 0.5 mi. NW
Manor House Restaurant (340) 779-8808 -- -- 0.5 mi. NW
Sapphire Bar and Grill (340) 775-6123 American Very Casual 0.6 mi. SE
Slice VI - Craft Pizza & Cafe (340) 777-5423 Café Informal 0.6 mi. SE
XO Bistro (340) 779-2069 American Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE
Duffy Love Shack (340) 779-2080 -- -- 0.9 mi. SSE
Fatboys (340) 777-4275 -- -- -- --
Fatty's (340) 777-4275 American Very Casual -- --
Senor Pizza (340) 775-3030 Italian -- -- --
Subway Redhook (340) 774-4981 American Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

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

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Sapphire Beach, situated just a short distance away. Sapphire Beach, on St. Thomas's eastern shore, has amazing views, family-friendly beaches and a variety of amenities for guests, while also being a favorite spot for snorkeling with the kids. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Mandahl Bay Beach. It's located three miles to the northwest.

You might also want to visit Coki Point Beach, located a mile to the northwest. Coki Point Beach is a popular tourist beach that is often very crowded. Prime snorkeling, other watersports, and ample facilities attract many guests to its charming shores.

While the Virgin Islands has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Lindquist Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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