Morning Star Beach

Photo credit: © Sharon Johnson

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 side of the island of St. Thomas, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Active, fun-seeking vacationers might like this beach because of its crowded, urban location. In fact, Morning Star Beach would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

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.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Morning Star Beach because there are public restrooms. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs, so visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun will not go leave unhappy. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. A good mixture of tourists and locals come out to Morningstar Beach to play in the sun and the surf.

Keep in mind that the area right around Morning Star Beach is is a much-visited area, which means you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Set on the South East coast of St. Thomas; it will be near other attractions like Mango Tango Art Gallery, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting St. Thomas Historical Trust. This museum is located just a walk or cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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
Zora's Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.6 mi. NNW St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church Historical Site 1.6 mi. NNW St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Morning Star Beach who are seeking a little additional excitement might want to consider heading to Charlotte Amalie, because it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of the Virgin Islands. From Morning Star Beach, Charlotte Amalie is not far away, maybe a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers trying to find a room near the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are lots of hotels to choose from nearby. You can find the closest booking options by perusing those shown in the table below.

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
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast 1.7 mi. NNW B & B
Windward Passage Hotel 1.7 mi. NNW Hotel
Bunker Hill Hotel 1.8 mi. NNW B & B
The Crystal Palace 1.8 mi. NW B & B
Olga's Fancy 1.9 mi. NW Guest house


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Morning Star Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features International food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options located 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
Presto Marketplace (340) 715-6125 American -- 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 Caribbean, Fusion, Latin American Informal 0.0 mi. W
SandBar (340) 715-7263 Caribbean, Latin American Informal 0.2 mi. W
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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Morning Star Beach on St. Thomas.

If the exciting vibe at Morning Star Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider checking out Limetree Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. 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. If you're looking for something a little more private, Bolongo Bay may be a good choice. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Travelers may also want to consider Sprat Bay Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Virgin Islands, and Morning Star Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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