Morning Star Beach

Located on the south coast of St. Thomas, Morning Star Beach provides guests with a popular, developed beach area. Facing Frenchman's Bay and serving as the Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort, the beach features soft, comfortable sand and calm waves and is filled with guests and amenities. Snorkeling is great here when the current is calm, and lounge chairs can easily be rented.

Located on the southern coast of the island of St. Thomas, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. While Morning Star Beach is not the most secluded beach in the Virgin Islands, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract small crowds.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is accessible from Frenchman Bay Road, which turns into Route 315. Drivers should follow the road until it ends, as it leads directly into a car park.

Amenities and Ambiance

Morningstar Beach lures guests to its shores with pretty white beaches and exciting entertainment. You'll find plenty of development along these shores, as resorts are a beachfront mainstay. Two coral reefs are good for snorkeling when the water is clear, and the area is good for other watersports activities as well.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors seeking relief from the sultry island sun will not go leave unhappy. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. A good mixture of tourists and locals come out to Morningstar Beach to play in the sun and the surf.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Morning Star Beach is a bustling area, so you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of St. Thomas. It's located near Mango Tango Art Gallery, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Virgin Islands, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Fort Willoughy Ruins, which is less than a mile to the west-northwest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Morning Star Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mango Tango Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.8 mi. N St. Thomas
Rock Bar Gaming Gambling Arcade 0.9 mi. N St. Thomas
Fort Willoughy Ruins Historical Site 0.9 mi. WNW Hassel Island
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 0.9 mi. N St. Thomas
Garrison House Historical Site 1.0 mi. WNW Hassel Island
Crowell's Battery Historical Site 1.1 mi. WNW Hassel Island
Bluebeard's Castle Historical Site 1.4 mi. NNW St. Thomas
Legislature Building Historical Site 1.6 mi. NNW St. Thomas
St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum 1.6 mi. NW St. Thomas
Fort Shipley Ruins Historical Site 1.6 mi. NW Hassel Island
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 1.6 mi. NNW St. Thomas
Fort Christian Historical Site 1.6 mi. NNW St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Morning Star Beach is near Charlotte Amalie, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Guests visiting Morning Star Beach who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration should consider making the trip to Charlotte Amalie, since it's not far away and is an especially active area of the Virgin Islands. From Morning Star Beach, Charlotte Amalie is a quick trip away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is located in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not typically very difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For guests looking to find a place that's near the beach, the following table shows the closest accommodations to Morning Star Beach.

Accommodations near Morning Star Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort 0.0 mi. W Resort
Bluebeards Beachclub and Villas 0.3 mi. ESE Resort
Bluebeards Castle 1.4 mi. NNW Resort
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 1.5 mi. ESE Hotel
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast 1.7 mi. NNW B & B
Windward Passage Hotel 1.7 mi. NNW Hotel
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast 1.8 mi. NNW B & B
Hotel 1829 1.8 mi. NNW Hotel
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle 1.8 mi. NNW Hotel
Bunker Hill Hotel 1.8 mi. NNW B & B


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill. The restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Morning Star Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill (340) 776-8500 International Informal 0.0 mi. W
SandBar (340) 715-2583 International Informal 0.0 mi. W
Sunset Grill (340) 776-8500 American, Caribbean Informal 0.0 mi. W
Windows on the Harbour Restaurant (340) 715-6123 -- -- 0.0 mi. W
Havana Blue (340) 715-2583 Fusion, Latin American, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal -- --
Synergy World Ventures (340) 714-7743 -- -- 0.8 mi. N
The Delly Deck (340) 776-9943 American Informal 0.8 mi. N
Great Wall Restaurant (340) 776-3566 Chinese -- 0.9 mi. N
Havensight Cafe (340) 774-5818 -- -- 0.9 mi. N
Ocean City Restaurant (340) 776-3566 -- -- 0.9 mi. N
Subway Buccaneer Mall (340) 776-4545 American Very Casual 0.9 mi. N
Mojo's Rum & Surf Shack (340) 775-6656 Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach on St. Thomas will have lots of options besides Morning Star Beach.

If the active mood at Morning Star Beach is one of the features you love, think about heading to Limetree Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the east-southeast. Limetree Beach is on St. Thomas and, with its soft sands and beautiful scenery, it is a good casual spot for lounging in the sun or being active on the water, but its rocky entrance and rough waves are not good for swimmers. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Bolongo Bay is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Sprat Bay Beach, located a mile and a half to the west.

Maybe Morning Star Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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