Mandahl Bay Beach

Popular amongst anglers moreso than swimmers, Mandahl Bay is rather secluded. On any given day you can stop by and see a handful of people fishing from shore, and perhaps some visitors walking along the shore.

Located on the eastern edge of the island of St. Thomas, 1.7 miles northwest of Anna's Retreat, You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Mandahl Bay Beach stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in the Virgin Islands may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach

You can find Mandahl Bay Beach just off Salt Pond Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Undeveloped and natural, Mandahl Bay Beach has dark sand and deep blue waters. The shore is rocky, and several tide pools dot the landscape, filled with crabs and small fish flitting about.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of St. Thomas. It is near Mahogany Run Public Golf Course, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Caribbean World Amber Museum, a lovely museum found two and a half miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

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 Mandahl Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mahogany Run Public Golf Course Golf Course 0.6 mi. W St. Thomas
Coral World Ocean Park Aquarium 2.3 mi. ESE St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 2.4 mi. SW St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 2.4 mi. SW St. Thomas
Rock Bar Gaming Gambling Arcade 2.5 mi. SW St. Thomas
Blackbeard's Castle Historical Site 2.5 mi. WSW St. Thomas
Caribbean World Amber Museum Museum 2.5 mi. WSW St. Thomas
Seven Arches Museum Museum 2.5 mi. SW St. Thomas
Ninety-Nine Steps Historical Site 2.5 mi. WSW St. Thomas
Mango Tango Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 mi. SW St. Thomas
Frederick Lutheran Church Historical Site 2.6 mi. SW St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Mandahl Bay Beach who are seeking further attractions should consider going to Charlotte Amalie, because it's not far away and is an especially active area of the Virgin Islands. From the shore, Charlotte Amalie is just up the road, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers looking for a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area. You can find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Mandahl Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Villa Blanca 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Magens Point Resort 1.2 mi. W Resort
Bluebeards Castle 2.3 mi. SW Resort
The Green Iguana Hotel 2.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Mafolie Hotel 2.4 mi. WSW Hotel
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast 2.5 mi. SW B & B
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle 2.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Windward Passage Hotel 2.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel 1829 2.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 2.5 mi. ESE Resort


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Mandahl Bay Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is The Grille at Mahogany Run. The restaurant serves International food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Mandahl Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Grille at Mahogany Run (340) 777-6250 ext. 1241 International Informal 0.6 mi. W
Rumbuzz (340) 775-2899 International, Mexican Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
Famous Delite (340) 777-6050 Eclectic -- 1.3 mi. W
Bonjour Gas Station -- Carry out restaurant Very Casual 1.6 mi. S
China Fast Food (340) 775-6881 Chinese Very Casual 1.6 mi. S
Bistro 4560 (340) 774-4560 International Informal 1.7 mi. SE
McDonald's Tutu Park (340) 775-4691 American Very Casual 1.7 mi. S
Chester's Fried Chicken -- American Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Pizza Hut Wheatley Center (340) 774-7975 Italian Very Casual 2.0 mi. SW
Perfection Ice Cream (340) 775-5447 -- -- 2.1 mi. ESE
McDonald's Lockhart Garden (340) 774-3240 American Very Casual 2.2 mi. SW
Rancho Latino (340) 774-8909 Latin American -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of St. Thomas, so Mandahl Bay Beach is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Renaissance Beach, situated within a mile or so. The north side of St. Thomas is home to Renaissance Beach, a haven of calm waves and an array of watersport opportunities, and is particularly popular with windsurfers. Others might prefer Lindquist Beach, which could provide more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found three miles to the southeast.

You may also want to consider Magens Bay, which is located a mile and a half away. 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.

You may find that Mandahl Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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