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.  

Beach Choices In The Area

There are a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, if some members of your party enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that part of the coast.

Honeymoon Beach

If you love to snorkel, a beach with that option is Emerald Beach. The beach features calm, clear waters from the Lindbergh Bay and beautiful white sand that is perfect for barefoot strolling. Palm trees and sea grapes dot the shoreline, providing shade, while the curvature of the island gives a wonderful panoramic view of green and blue.

Another good option for snorkeling fans is Morning Star 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.

Brewers Bay: Stunning white sands and inviting blue waters beckon guests to the shores of Brewer's Bay, while the shade from scattered palms offers a retreat from the sun at this beach. As the beach is technically on the University of the Virgin Island's campus (though it is still open to the public), it is well maintained by the staff.

The chart just below lists more information about the beaches located 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 3.0 mi. South West of Central St. Thomas Water Island West
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 will find some other attraction types available too. For a more detailed look at other attractions, read this page.

 

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