Beaches on Water Island

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All of the beaches on Water Island are open to the public, and because they are rarely overpopulated visitors often feel as though they are on their own private stretch of sand.  Options range from soft white sands to slightly rocky and rugged, so taking into account what you'd like to accomplish on your beach outing, you'll have plenty of options.  

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll discover a large number of beaches to visit on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for visitors who are so inclined. Just click on each beach name to get additional information about that beach.

Morning Star Beach

If you love to snorkel, a location offering that option is Emerald Beach. The beach is accessible by taxi, bus, car, or foot, thanks to its close proximity to the airport. Airport road connects directly to the beach, as well as to a small car park outside of the beach area.

Another good option for those who enjoy snorkeling is 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.

Brewers Bay: Brewer's Bay is located in close proximity to the University of the Virgin Islands and the St. Thomas airport. Cars should take the Brewers Bay Road to the beach area, where a car park lies directly across the street.

Take a moment to read the chart below to read more about beaches that you'll find on and near the island.

Beaches On and Near Water Island
Name Location Island Coast
Bolongo Bay 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas South East
Brewers Bay 3.2 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas West
Dorothea Bay Beach 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas North
Emerald Beach 2.5 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas West
Honeymoon Beach 2.5 mi. South West of Central Charlotte Amalie Water Island --
Hull Bay 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas North West
Limetree Beach 2.2 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas South East
Morning Star Beach 1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas South East
Sprat Bay Beach 1.7 mi. South West of Central Charlotte Amalie Water Island South

Keep in mind that you'll find plenty of other attraction types available too. To see our detailed guide to other attractions, check out this page.

 

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