Great Beaches to Visit in St. Thomas
St. Thomas Island
In the Caribbean, there are many islands but I wanted to focus on the Island of St. Thomas as I was lucky enough to get to go there one summer for a very short time.
I love any islands or beaches so this was a real treat for me. When visiting St. Thomas there are so many things to do. You can go duty free shopping and get all kinds of wonderful deals and great souvenirs in all price ranges. You can experience the nightlife and enjoy the dining St. Thomas offers. One thing you cannot miss are the beaches. So that is the real focus of this hub.
Here are the names of some of the beaches you can visit while in St. Thomas (in no particular order..)
Sugar Bay, Lindquist Beach (aka Lindqvist), Water Bay, Sapphire Beach, Coki Point, Bluebeards Beach, Cowpet Bay, Vessup Bay, Turtle Cove, Dorothea Bay, Secret Harbor, Magens Bay, Hull Bay, Neltjeberg Beach, Emerald Beach (aka Lindberg Bay), Mandahi Bay, Little Magens, Bolongo Bay, Limetree Beach, Frechman's Bay (aka Morningstar beach), and Brewers Bay. So you can see just with that list, that it will be great to narrow things down a bit if you are ever able to go.
Magen's Bay (Maegens Bay)
Maegens Bay is one of the very top rated beaches on St. Thomas, a favorite or near favorite of many people. If you can only visit one Island, this may be the one! In fact, its not only one of the best beaches on St. Thomas but has even been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. ( National Geographic Magazine). Magens Bay is also spelled Maegen's Bay very often.
Magen's Bay has the beautiful turquoise water that many of us think of when we picture a Caribbean Island. The white sand against the colors of the water only make it even more beautiful. If you are near this area, make sure to visit the palm aboretum and bring your camera. The Palm trees alone are breathtaking.
Magen's Bay is located on the Atlantic side or North side of St. Thomas Island. The beautiful white sand stretches for close to a mile and very popular with tourists.
I love hearing about how property is donated to the public by people that own it, so all can enjoy the beauty and this is one such place. Most of the area there was given as a gift by Arthur Fairchild. He gave it in 1943 as a public park. Later in 2002, another family member gave the Western portion, and her name is Christine Wheaton.
You can find showers and bathrooms, rentals (such as windsurfing and sail boating, floating items), and places to buy souvenirs. There is a bar and snack counter as well.
Coki Point on St. Thomas
It is so hard to nail down just a few of the great beaches in St. Thomas, but if you are able to visit Coki Point you won't be disappointed.
More white sand and crystal blue waters are found here. Its a small but pretty beach and you can feed the fish here. Many people like to snorkel and swim here because of the calm waters. You can find many souvenirs for sale nearby and you can order food near the beach as well. So these are great ideas to keep in mind if you are short on time and want to maximize your experinces on the Island. Jet ski's and Scuba gear is available to rent and use for your enjoyment.
Because of the rocks along the sides, there are many fish and you can see some of them in the video. This was a beach we personally experienced. It was so much fun to feed the fish and snorkel and see all kinds of different ocean life. I loved the birds here and how they would all line up along the rocks and fly around. There is also some shade here, but there are big umbrellas you can rent as well. There was a neat area to climb around on the rocks which is a fun activity.
One of the very best things from Coki Point is that you can see tropical fish from the beach. Kids and adults alike love this. You can purchase food to feed them and enjoy watching them eat. Its great to hear the kids giggle as they have their fun doing this. I would love to go back someday and visit all the beaches along St. Thomas Island.
Coki Point Video with lots of fish and underwater activity!
Lindquist or Lindqvist Beach
On the more Eastern side of St. Thomas, is Lindquist beach which has a very different feel from Magen's Bay Beach. It also is one of the most beautiful beaches, very pristine and undeveloped compared to some others. If you like being out in nature more, in an open and dreamy atmosphere, this may be the beach for you. Some people even go camping here.
It also is preserved as a park and is without the amenities that some of the other beaches have, so make sure to plan accordingly. You will want to bring water, snacks, and towels or chairs to have the most enjoyable time possible. The waves gently roll over the sand and will lull you to sleep.
There is plenty of shade from the trees, which is a real plus for many people. If you enjoy birds, you will love this beach as well. Cameras are a must as time passes so quickly and you will want to record the memories as much as possible. There is so much beautiful nature to enjoy here. For many, this laid back and low key atmosphere is a real plus. You will be able to see other Islands in the distance from Lindquist Beach.