Little Magens Bay

Set a little farther east of Magens Bay beach, Little Magens Bay is casual and gorgeous for swimming or lounging on the beach. In spite of the restriction of nude sunbathing on St. Thomas, Little Magens Bay remains a popular nude beach, where mature guests can take advantage of the comfortable sand and clear waters.

Located on the island of St. Thomas, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Little Magens Bay is somewhat unique because it's a generally active beach, but it's usually not over-crowded. If you want to avoid the Virgin Islands' highly secluded beaches, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, Little Magens Bay offers a good middle ground.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the beach is provided by local roads branching off of Route 35. Guests should take a right on Peterborg road, which leads to a small car park. Alternatively, guests can walk from the larger Magens Bay beach by heading east.

Amenities and Ambiance

Little Magens Bay is a beautiful beach close to the popular Magens Bay, however it is not the same. Take a small, marked trail to this "little" beach, St. Thomas' only clothing-optional stretch of sand. Tropical vegetation and scattered rocks create a sense of seclusion, though the beach is within half a mile of Fairchild Park and other local attractions.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Little Magens Bay visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are several, unique dining options in the Virgin Islands, but some meals are best enjoyed spontaneously, in a truly casual setting. Some visitors, in fact, would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You might also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. Be prepared for nude sunbathing if you visit Little Magens Bay, a beach especially popular with homosexuals, for most of the visitors to this beach come here to remove their tan lines. It is also said to be former U.S. President Clinton's favored beach on St. Thomas.

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around Little Magens Bay is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Little Magens Bay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the North coast of St. Thomas. It's located near Mahogany Run Public Golf Course, which is one of the attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Caribbean World Amber Museum, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Magens Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mahogany Run Public Golf Course Golf Course 1.5 mi. ESE St. Thomas
Tree Limin' Extreme Zip Line Site 1.6 mi. WSW St. Thomas
All Saints Anglican Church Historical Site 1.8 mi. S St. Thomas
Blackbeard's Castle Historical Site 1.8 mi. S St. Thomas
Caribbean World Amber Museum Museum 1.8 mi. S St. Thomas
Ninety-Nine Steps Historical Site 1.9 mi. S St. Thomas
Seven Arches Museum Museum 1.9 mi. S St. Thomas
Haagensen House Museum 1.9 mi. S St. Thomas
Dutch Reformed Church Historical Site 1.9 mi. S St. Thomas
Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim Historical Site 1.9 mi. S St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 1.9 mi. S St. Thomas
Frederick Lutheran Church Historical Site 2.0 mi. S St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Little Magens Bay is close to Charlotte Amalie, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Little Magens Bay visitors looking for additional places to explore should think about heading to Charlotte Amalie, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of the Virgin Islands.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. Little Magens Bay is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers looking for a place to stay close to Little Magens Bay are in luck, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from nearby. Find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Little Magens Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Magens Point Resort -- -- Resort
Mafolie Hotel -- -- Hotel
The Green Iguana Hotel -- -- Hotel
Villa Blanca -- -- Hotel
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle -- -- Hotel
Bunker Hill Hotel -- -- B & B
Hotel 1829 -- -- Hotel
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast -- -- B & B
Windward Passage Hotel -- -- Hotel
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast -- -- B & B


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Rumbuzz. This restaurant serves both International and Mexican cuisines. Many guests rave about their seafood.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Little Magens Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rumbuzz (340) 775-2899 International, Mexican Very Casual -- --
Famous Delite (340) 777-6050 Eclectic -- -- --
The Grille at Mahogany Run (340) 777-6250 ext. 1241 International Informal -- --
Mafolie Restaurant (340) 774-2790 International Informal -- --
St Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens (340) 774-4999 Caribbean Informal -- --
North Side Bistro & Brewery (340) 775-5098 Caribbean Informal -- --
Hull Bay Hideaway (340) 777-1898 American Very Casual -- --
Tavern On The Waterfront (340) 776-4328 Contemporary, European Fine Dining -- --
Herve's Restaurant & Wine Bar (340) 777-9703 Bistro Fine Dining -- --
Parrots Bar and Deli (340) 344-8999 Tex-Mex Very Casual -- --
Trenchtown Rock Jamaican Bar & Restaurant (340) 774-1996 Caribbean, Jamaican -- -- --
Natural Livity (340) 244-4159 Vegetarian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Little Magens Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Magens Bay, which is an additional nearby Virgin Islands destination. Magens Bay, known throughout the world, is a stunning beach on St. Thomas with ample amenities and facilities for guests. However, this tourist stop can get extremely crowded and there is a small entrance fee.

The Virgin Islands has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Little Magens Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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