The beaches are one of the reasons many people choose St. Thomas as their vacation getaway. In fact, Sun seekers and beachcombers have 44 beaches to choose from on St. Thomas. Some of the beaches are secluded and remote, while others are easily accessible and include fully developed facilities. To help you decide where to go to enjoy the tropical bliss of St. Thomas' shores, here is a brief synopsis on the island's best beaches.
Bluebeard's Beach (at the end of Bluebeard's Road): Quiet and uncrowded beach known for its excellent windsurfing. The beach is shaded by coconut palms and affords views of St. John and sailboats making their way between the islands.
Coki Beach (on the northeast side of the island): Coki Beach offers some of the prettiest views. Scuba diving and snorkeling are excellent in the calm, clear water.
Magens Bay (north shore): Ranked one of the top 10 beautiful beaches in the world. Magen's Bays flat sandy bottom and calm waters are ideal for swimming and to troll along the shore at your own pace and enjoy the pristine beauty of a truly gorgeous beach.
Hull Bay (west of Magens Bay): The bay serves as an anchorage for local fishermen, and surfers enjoy the rougher waters along the bays western tip. Along the shaded beach, however, the water is usually placid and pleasant.
Morningstar Beach: Morningstar has two faces. It can be both a relaxing beach with people sitting back in lounge chairs drinking a tropical daiquiri from one of the two bars. Or it can be a sporty beach, with people snorkeling, wind surfing, sailing, or playing volleyball. The beach also offers a vantage point from which to watch sailboats and cruise ships glide past the eastern point of St. Thomas Harbor.
Sapphire Beach (east end of the island): It offers a stunning view of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. Good spot for windsurfing and for snorkeling.
Vessup Bay (near Red Hook): A gorgeous white-sand beach interspersed with clusters of rocks and a tropical backdrop (seagrape trees, cacti and century plants).