Beautiful Secret Harbor Beach from our Winter 2013 trip to St. Thomas.
St. Thomas Beaches are all very unique
There are many very different beaches on St. Thomas. Some of the beaches are very calm and clear with soft, white sand, while others are very rough and full of large boulders and pieces of coral. Some have a lot of amenities, including food and drinks, restrooms, and beach gear rentals, and while on others, you may not even see a soul, let alone a bathroom. We highly recommend taking a day or two (or if you are able, a month or two) to rent a Jeep and drive around the island to as many beaches as you can.
Our Experiences with the Beaches in St. Thomas
While there are many great beaches in St. Thomas, over time, we’ve begun to develop a list of favorites. In the past, we didn’t care as much about amenities or security, but now that we have Kinsley and Bailey, we have gotten more picky about which beaches to go to. Some of our favorites include Coki, Sapphire, Sugar Bay, and Secret Habor. One interesting thing we’ve learned is that the beaches can be different on each visit. For example, one day the water could be very calm and the next day there could be a rough swell. If the water was rough or it was raining, we’d usually end up at Secret Harbor, which was almost always calm and sunny.
Bolongo Bay Beach
While not one of our favorite beaches for relaxing, we’ve still had some great times at Bolongo Bay Beach. It is home to Iggies – a popular restaurant, and the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. We’ve spent several evenings at Iggies listening to live music, and have had lunch & dinner there as well. Want to check out Bolongo Bay Beach for yourself? Read more…
Brewers Bay Beach
Located across for the University of the Virgin Islands. Read more about Brewers Bay Beach…
||A gem of a white sand beach in a slightly rugged area. Home to excellent snorkelling and the Coral World tourist attraction. Read more about Coki Beach…
Cowpet Bay Beach
Dorothea Bay Beach
Hull Bay Beach
||A nice remote beach with a rocky side and a sandy side, a concrete boat slip, and good snorkelling. Home of the Hull Bay Hideaway. Read more about Hull Bay Beach…
Lindquist Beach (Smith Bay)
Lindquist Beach (a more popular name for Smith Bay Beach) is one of the last remaining natural beaches on St. Thomas. It is, in our opinion, the most beautiful beach on the island. There are no vendors or facilities (bathrooms / showers are being built) so bring your own food and drinks.
Magens Bay Beach
||A calm, very beautiful beach on the north shore. Easily and quickly accessible from the downtown Charlotte Amalie and cruise ship areas, it is a favorite among day trippers and cruisers. Read more about Magens Bay Beach…
This currently-unkempt beach will soon be a magnificent asset of the new Margaritaville resort being built on Water Bay. As of our 2015 visit, it was covered in seaweed and trash, and the water was dark brown. They definitely have a lot of work to do to clean it up. We are looking forward to seeing the results soon.
Secret Harbor Beach
There are two sides to this small, beautiful beach – the largest being in front of the Dreams Sugar Bay Resort and the smallest being part of the Point Pleasant Resort. A line of wooden posts and rocks separate the two.