With more than 40 powder-soft white-sand beaches and miles of sun-drenched Caribbean water, St. Thomas is an ideal escape for those looking to spend time in the tropical sunshine. Whether you prefer serene seclusion or water sports and amenities, these are some of the island’s best beaches.
Clean and calm, Brewer’s Bay Beach comprises a long stretch of white coral sand that’s easy to get to thanks to its proximity to Charlotte Amalie. While the snorkeling at this beach isn’t the best, the calm waters are great for families.
Coki Point Beach
Popular among singles and families, this beautiful strand boasts warm, crystal-clear water that’s perfect for swimming and offers some of the best snorkeling on the island. Pick a spot on the sand and enjoy the views of Thatch Cay, or head out into the water for parasailing or water skiing.
While relatively small, Lindquist Beach ranks among the prettiest St. Thomas beaches, so pretty that it’s been featured in numerous films and commercials. Despite its beauty, the beach isn’t very well known and is rarely overcrowded.
Magens Bay Beach
The island’s most famous beach is undeniably beautiful—a long stretch of blindingly white sand and clear water tucked between two verdant mountains. Visit mid-afternoon to avoid the crowds, and skip the snorkeling; go for a swim or hop in a kayak instead.
Situated on the east end of the island, Secret Harbor has everything you’d want in a Caribbean beach: white sand, coconut palm trees, excellent snorkeling, and a laid-back vibe. While close to the capital, the beach isn’t accessible by public transportation, which keeps it quiet.