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The Best St Thomas Beaches

Top St Thomas beaches and what to expect from each beach.

St Thomas may not have as many beautiful and pristine beaches as other islands in the USVI, but it is where one of the world’s best beaches is and if you look hard enough, it might just be possible to find your own little spot at the other beaches on the island.

Five Of The Main Beaches On St Thomas Island

Magens Beach

This one mile beach is best known by Conde Nast’s travel feature which dubbed it as one of the world’s top 10 beaches.

Magens Beach does offer a beautiful white beach and calm water for swimming which is ideal for travelers looking for some fun and relaxation in this isle in the US Virgin Islands.

arrowThis is a national park and a fee is required to enter the beach ( $3 USD for foreigners )
arrow Not good for snorkeling
arrow Can get very busy
arrow Lifeguard service available during the day
arrow Has snack bar and sailboat rental

Sapphire Beach

Sapphire Beach is on the east end and faces St John. It offers just as much natural beauty as Magens Beach and is also a great place for various water sports such as surfing and parasailing.

arrow Nearby hotel: Sapphire Beach Resort
arrow Near coral reef so it’s a good snorkeling spot

Coki Beach

Another one of the popular St Thomas beaches which can easily get crowded is Coki Beach. It is just a bridge walk away from Coral World, so you can easily combine the two for a day’s sea and beach adventure. This is the most popular beach hangout for locals ( and hey, they should know what’s best, right? ) and cruise passengers. Very clear and calm water.

arrow Good snorkeling, calm water
arrow A great place to learn how to snorkel and dive as well as to try other water sports

Lindbergh Beach

If you’re lucky ( or unlucky, whichever way you put it ), you might just find yourself amidst a carnival on Lindbergh beach. This exotic St Thomas beach is also frequently visited and habituated by Iguanas and is a great spot for swimming

arrow Nearby hotels: Emerald Beach Hotel and Island Beachcomber Hotel.

Morning Star Beach

This is the beach where the Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort is located. With very close proximity to Charlotte Amalie, it is also a great place to learn various water sports such as windsurfing.

arrowNearby hotels: Marriott Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach, Best Western Emerald Beach Resort

Topless/Nude Beach

Little Magens Beach – is a short swim from Magens beach, this is also a popular beach hangout for gay people.

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