St. Thomas Beach
St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts and there is something for everyone.
There are stretches of sand with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a true beach bum can enjoy a lazy day. For the restless beachgoers, there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaks. Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bays with amenities like restaurants and chair rentals.
Whichever beach you choose, please be respectful and leave with all the trash you brought especially plastic. Some guests like to buy St. Thomas branded, reusable, insulated cups from places like Ocean Surfari or Caribbean Surf as souvenirs. It reduces waste and keeps your drinks extra cold. A win-win!!
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Find each beach on the Map at the bottom of this page.
This is the largest and most famous beach in St. Thomas. Spanning a beautiful one-mile stretch of beach, this is a tourist must-see spot.
One of St. Thomas’ most pristine and tranquil beaches, Linquist is situated on the East End of the island and it is one that you should not miss. The water is crystal clear and typically calm.
A calm, quiet beach located at Secret Harbor Beach Resort, this beach has a floating platform that you can easily swim out to and lounge in the sun.
This is one of the most gorgeous beaches on St. Thomas. The sapphire blue waters here are great for snorkeling, windsurfing on a windier day, jet skiing, and more. This is a local favorite on the East End.
Named after the famous aviator who landed nearby in 1928, this tranquil bay is flanked by three hotels, palm trees and sea grapes that line the shore.
Located on Coki Point right before Coral World Ocean Park, this white sand beach with crystal clear water offers excellent snorkeling and diving. The fish are used to being fed by snorkelers so bring dog biscuits or fish food and they will swarm around you.
These beaches are located in the gated community of Botony Bay, but all of our beaches are public and everyone must be granted access. You do need to be in good physical condition to get to these beaches though as you must park on the road, outside the gates, and walk down if you are not a resident, unless you catch one of the shuttles.
A true local’s beach. You will find it just past the University of the Virgin Islands. Brewer’s is a local family favorite for weekend picnics and gatherings. There are great views of the sunset and local pate is sold at the food trucks in front of the beach.
Another local favorite! This beach gets crowded on the weekends for parties and good music and fun times. A good time to go is during the week if you are looking for a peaceful experience.
A favorite Northside beach for local families and surfers (when there is a north swell). This beach is excellent for snorkeling.
Located on the south shore of the island this beach features palm front umbrellas on the left side of the bay and coconut trees with hammocks on the right.
This pretty stretch of beach that runs along a natural cove is highly recommended for watching romantic sunsets and, for the naturalists, spotting iguanas.
This is a very natural beach … no amenities, bars or restaurants and being a Northside beach, it can be a little rough during the winter with some big swells and currents so use caution.
St. Thomas Dining
St. John Dining
Secret Harbor Beach
Magen's Bay Beach
Brewer's Bay Beach
Mermaid's Chair / Sandy Bay Beach
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