Beaches of East End St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Sugar Bay

The beach at Sugar Bay Resort- St. Thomas

There are many beaches in St. Thomas. In fact, there are over 40 beautiful beaches. They all are beautiful in their own way and can make quite the experience for each individual traveler. There are beaches that are perfect for relaxing, a beach wedding, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and so on.

There are 10 major beaches on the East End of St. Thomas. These include: Water Bay, Secret Harbor, Turtle Cove, Cowpet Bay, Bluebeards Beach, Vessup Bay, Sapphire Beach, Coki Beach, Lindquist Beach, and Sugar Bay.

Water Bay

Water Bay is a quiet beach with a gentle surf. The bay has an abundance of sea grass in the water and sometimes on shore. There is also a restaurant nearby.

Secret Harbor

Secret Harbor is a small but beautiful beach that is great for swimming and snorkeling. There is a very tropical and relaxing feel to Secret Harbor as there are many palm trees and hammocks.

Turtle Cove

This beautiful beach has several water activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, para-sailing, etc.

Cowpet Bay

Cowpet Bay’s beach has very calm crystal clear water and can be quiet and relaxing. There is great snorkeling to be found near the rocks.

Bluebeards Beach

Bluebeards Beach is a quiet and relaxing beach with several popular water activities such as windsurfing and kite-boarding.

Vessup Bay

Vessup Bay is another beautiful beach. The shoreline is mostly undeveloped which is great if you want everything to be much more natural. This beach is perfect for walks, swimming and relaxing. There is also a water sports activities booth located on this beach.

Sapphire Beach

Sapphire Beach is a very pretty white sand beach and is very clean. At the nearby marina you can rent jet skis or go para-sailing. There is also a water sports activities booth located on this beach.

Coki Beach

Coki’s beach is a small but very beautiful beach located on Coki Point. The water is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling. This beach is very popular and can sometimes get slightly crowded.

Lindquist Beach

Lindquist Beach is one of St. Thomas’ most beautiful and cleanest beaches. It is undeveloped and there are a few amenities such as a lifeguard, picnic tables and port-a-potties. The water is crystal clear and usually very calm. There is an admission fee of $2 per adult that is collected.

Sugar Bay

Sugar Bay is a beautiful calm beach with lots to do and is pictured above. There is a water activities booth where you can rent jet skis, kayaks and enjoy good snorkeling along the right side of the bay near the rocks.  Sugar Bay is home to our Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, with many restaurants and activities within reach.

Remember these tips when visiting the beaches in St. Thomas:

  1. All beaches in St. Thomas are public beaches but beyond tree lines are often private property
  2. Taking shells from beaches on St. Thomas is illegal
  3. Please try not feed marine life or sea birds
  4. Protect yourself from the sun and drink lots of water

Check back in the near future for reviews on the many other beaches.

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