Top Beaches
in St Thomas (USVI) Cruise Port

The Best and Most Popular Beaches
for Cruise Travelers to St Thomas
 - Where Beaches are located, How to get there, Taxi Fares, Services and Amenities offered.

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St Thomas boasts some of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean. Considering that the island is relatively small, all beaches are close enough to the cruise ship docks - Crown Bay, Havensight or Tender Pier in Charlotte Amalie. All beaches can easily be explored by taxi, which is the most efficient and affordable way to enjoy a memorable time splashing in the translucent waters of St Thomas.

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Magens Beach

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Some beaches, like Magens Bay (reviewed on the Highlight of St Thomas), are so famous that at times can get a bit crowded but there many more for the cruise traveler to enjoy a memorable time.
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Top Beaches - A to Z

Bluebeard's Beach

Editor Points: Next to the Ritz Carlton (Turtle Cove is the resort's own beach), Bluebeard's Beach has a public access just after the main entrance. It has wonderful scenery, is quiet with calm waters and a fair breeze inviting windsurfers. Snorkeling is just OK as there are many areas with sea grass.

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Bluebeard's Beach

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WHERE East Coast - Grand Bay
Entrance: FREE - public beach
Amenities: At Ritz Carlton - dive shop, restaurant, restrooms, windsurfing, snorkeling.
Getting There: Taxi - US$ 10.00 per person
Website: Ritz Carlton Site

Bolongo Bay

Editor Points: Quite beach on a wonderful bay relatively close to the Havensight Cruise Port with palm umbrellas and hammocks on coconut trees for a shaded day. Both food and beverages are available at restaurant/bar. Very good snorkeling, specially in the rocky areas. Kayaking, water bikes, windsurfing and most water sports equipment rentals are available.

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Iggies Beach Bar

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WHERE South Coast - Bolongo Bay
Entrance: FREE - public beach
Amenities: Water sports equipment rentals; beach games; restaurant; parking; restrooms; Bolongo Bay Resort is at walking distance.
Getting There: Taxi - US$ 10.00 per person
Website: Bolongo Bay Resort Site

Brewer's Beach

Editor Points: Located west of the airport and relatively close to the Crown Bay Cruise Port, Brewer's bay is a long strip of white, soft coral sand. Although it has calm waters is not the best for snorkeling. Palm trees provide good shade. Roadside vendors sell local delicacies, snacks and drinks. Brewer's Beach is one of the most popular beaches with locals on weekends - it is quieter on weekdays.

WHERE West Coast - close to airport
Entrance: FREE - public beach
Amenities: Parking. Roadside food vendors. Restrooms.
Getting There: Taxi - US$ 8.00 per person

Coki Beach

Editor Points: One of the most famous beaches in St. Thomas it can get crowded with residents and cruise ship passengers. Known for its clear, clam waters and its excellent snorkeling - the corals full of colorful fish are one of its highlights. There isn't much natural shade but umbrellas and beach chairs are available for rent, as well as local food, burgers, snacks and drinks. Beach concessions offer all types of water sports from diving and water-skiing to para-sailing, snorkel gear, t-shirts, hair braiding, you name it.

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Coki Beach

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WHERE Northeast Coast - Near Coral World
Entrance: FREE - public beach
Amenities: Parking (can be full on weekends). All sorts of beach concessions. Restrooms.
Getting There: Taxi - US$ 10.00 per person
Website: NAME

NOTES: Being very close to Coral World, the cruise ship passenger can easily visit both.

Lindberg Beach

Editor Points: Also know as Emerald Beach, it is located south of the airport and a short drive from Crown Bay Cruise Port. Although there are two resorts on the bay - Emerald Beach Resort and Island Beachcomber Hotel - the beach is very quiet, with calm waters and natural shade (palm trees). Far from good for snorkeling, beach concessions offer kayaks, diving, peddle boats, windsurfing and vendors serve light meals, snacks and drinks.

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Lindberg Beach

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WHERE West Coast - close to airport
Entrance: FREE - public beach
Amenities: Parking. Restrooms. Water sports. Food and drinks vendors. Resorts: Emerald Beach and Island Beachcomber.
Getting There: Taxi - US$ 8.00 per person
Website: www.islandbeachcomber.net

NOTES: There is a small playground for those with young children.

Morningstar Beach

Editor Points: On the East coast, this white sand beach is very popular with families and very good for snorkeling - specially in the reef close to the shore. Naturally shaded by sea-grapes and palm trees, water sports are available at the Sapphire Beach Resort - para-sailing and wind surfing are very popular. Besides the restaurant at this resort, beach vendors offer snacks and drinks.

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Morningstar Beach

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WHERE Southeast Coast - close to the Havensight Cruise Port.
Entrance: FREE
Amenities: Parking. Restaurant and Bar. Water sports. Restrooms.
Getting There: Taxi - US$ 6.00 per person
Website: Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort Site

Sapphire Beach

Editor Points: On the East coast, this white sand beach is very popular with families and very good for snorkeling - specially in the reef close to the shore. Naturally shaded by sea-grapes and palm trees, waters-ports are available at the Sapphire Beach Resort - para-sailing and wind surfing are very popular. Besides the restaurant at this resort, beach vendors offer snacks and drinks.

Photo of Sapphire Beach in St. Thomas

Sapphire Beach

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WHERE East Coast - South of Coral World
Entrance: FREE - public beach
Amenities: Parking. Restrooms. Water sports. Food and drinks vendors. Resort: Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina
Getting There: Taxi - US$ 10.00 per person
Website: Sapphire Beach Resort

NOTES: Close enough to Coral World, the cruise ship passenger can visit both.

Lesser Known and Off Track Beaches

Hull Bay

Off the beaten track, quiet, tranquil small beach, shaded by sea-grape trees. No amenities but there is a local restaurant across the street.

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Hull Bay Beach

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Where and How: North Coast - West of Magens Bay | Getting There: Taxi - US$ 10.00 per person  
Resort Website: www.hullbayhideaway.com

Limetree Beach

Quiet, small beach shaded by palm and sea-grape trees. Umbrellas, lounge chairs, towels and drinks are available.

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Limetree Beach

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Where and How: South Coast - 2 miles from Havensight. Getting there: Taxi - US$ 8.00 per person  
Resort Website: Bluebeard's Beach Club

Lindquist Beach

Pristine, quiet, unknown, small and soft white sand beach with few amenities good for snorkeling, aka Smith Bay Beach. US$ 2.00 admission fee.

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Lindquist Beach

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Where and How: Where: East Coast between Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and the Sapphire Beach Resort | Getting There: Taxi - US$ 12.00 per person  

Vessup Bay

This pristine long bay is an off the beaten track delight with very few amenities besides a concessionaire with water sports.

Photo of Vessup Bay in St. Thomas

Vessup Beach

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Where and How: East Coast near Red Hook | Getting There: US$ 10.00 per person  

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